photo by Sandor Lau
CMS Members are cordially invited to attend the CMS Cookbook Spring Potluck.
Bring a favorite dish featuring spring mushrooms and the recipe used to make it or bring a stuffing for the mushrooms. We will have piping bags and a table set up with fresh morels for grilling.
Entries will be photographed and possibly included in our local mushroom cookbook and journal, scheduled for release in the fall.
CMS’ invited speaker(s) for November are former CMS board member Ryan Wolverton and his wife Priscilla. Ryan is a graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in botany. They have a mushroom business called Soul2grow.com.
Soul 2 Grow is a collaborative effort between a Botanist/Mycologist and a Soil Scientist. Their academic training has provided them with a diverse skill set that has been sharpened through ten years of hands-on experience with growing and collecting plants and mushrooms in Oregon. Soul 2 Grow offers Read more
Wondering what to bring to the CMS Cookbook Autumn Potluck or just looking for ideas on how to cook your fall mushroom haul? Visit our new Pinterest board for inspiration.
Already have a recipe everyone adores? Submit it online for possible inclusion in our 2014 Cascade Mycological Society Cookbook or email it, along with pictures, to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you.
Langdon Cook, author of “The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America” and “Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager,” will be our featured speaker on the Friday before the Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Festival. Langdon’s newest book “The Mushroom Hunter” is getting great reviews. It examines human behavior, economics, food, society, and nature all the while we are being entertained and enlightened by stories of gastronomy and mushrooms.
Langdon likes to write about the intersection of nature and food…wild foods and foraging…and the fascinating characters who inhabit that intersection. This gives him a chance to follow all kinds of threads that intrigue him: natural foods, culinary trends, wildlife, environmental politics, adventure travel, etc. You can visit his website at www.langdoncook.com. It gathers together in one place information on Read more
Bart Buyck from Paris will present “Russulas”
Several of the regional mycology clubs have worked together to bring Dr. Bart Buyck to the PNW. He is here to gather local Russulas for study and to talk to the various mycology clubs about his research. This is a special meeting to accommodate Bart’s visit to Eugene.
Dr. Bart Buyck is Associate Professor in the Department of Systematics and Evolution at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France. Bart obtained his PhD in 1989 at the University of Gent in Belgium with a revision of Russula in Africa for which he received the Augustin Pyramus de Candolle prize of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Geneva, Switzerland. He has continued his research in tropical mycology, first at the University of Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium, and later at the University of Bujumbura in Burundi, Central Africa. Since 1996 Bart joined the Laboratoire de Crytogamie of the National History Museum in Paris, France, where he is responsible for the Mycology Herbarium. Read more
Do Edible Mushrooms in Oregon Contain Radioactive Contaminants?
Matt Trappe, one of the authors of “North American Truffles,” will talk about local mushrooms having radioactive contaminants on October 10th. Matt is a research ecologist with over 15 years experience working in western forests. He specializes in disturbance ecology particularly fire, and mycology, as well as soil microbiology, DNA and isotopic analysis, forestry, and botany. Matt has a Ph.D in Environmental Sciences and a MS in Forest Science/Forest Resources, both from OSU. He also has a BS in Electronic Engineering/Automated Manufacturing and worked as Read more
photo by Bruce Newhouse
The first meeting of “the mushroom year” for the Cascade Mycological Society will be what we like to call the “identifest.” What’s an identifest? Just as it sounds, this meeting will be focused on identifying fresh mushrooms that people have brought with them. So, bring whatever fungal finds you’ve found (fresh, dried, or pictures) and we’ll endeavor to identify them to species (using Mushrooms Demystifyed). If you can get a spore print before the meeting and bring that in too, it will help with the identification process.
We will have microscopes available Read more
Come join the rest of the CMS membership for our last general meeting of this season! This is a members only meeting and pizza social, and the last CMS activity before we go into “hibernation” over the summer. The pizza social will be held on Thursday June 13 at 7 pm at Roaring Rapids Pizza, on 4006 Franklin Boulevard in Glenwood. In addition, Read more