Found this recipe years ago, and don't even remember where it came from. I've tweaked this endlessly, adding parmesan cheese, different nuts, combinations of mushrooms, and different seasonings. If you like mushrooms and nuts, you'll like this. The recipe even looks like a pate - very similar color and texture. We especially like it hot, but it's still very good cold (put on a cracker, top with some cheese and roasted red pepper and broil - yum) or at room temperature. Great year-round, and especially at parties.