Mushroom-inspired Lunch & Seminar
Join us at the Northern Republic for a delicious meal in conversation with Alison Pouliot. This event includes:
- Wine tasting on arrival
- A cooking demonstration: how to cook those hard to find but delicious mushrooms
- A seminar from Alison Pouliot on edible and inedible fungi
- A fantastic mushroom-based two course lunch, made with commercially available mushrooms.
Roaming the autumn forests to discover the delights of wild edible fungi is an increasingly popular Australian pastime. However, incidences of poisoning are also increasing due to menacing mushroom mix-ups.
Humans have foraged for wild foods since time began, before cultivation and agriculture became the way of life for most people. Fungi provide subsistence food and cherished delicacies, psychotropics and pharmaceuticals. In developing countries they alleviate hunger and poverty. In the developed world including Australia, they are mostly consumed as a gourmet speciality.
However, those who fancy collecting a few mushies for dinner, take heed. Among the delicious and delightful lurk deadly species that could land you in the grave. Unfortunately the various folkloric sayings about edible fungi always don’t hold true.
This illustrated seminar explores the rise and pleasures of myco-cuisine, along with the rich histories of myth and magic that entice us to pluck that seemingly delectable mushroom and pop it in the pan.
This event is generously sponsored by the Strathbogie Ranges CMN.
The full autumn 2021 workshops and events listing can be viewed here.