The Cascade Mycological Society (CMS) will debut their wild mushroom cookbook at the Yachats Village Mushroom Fest this weekend. The book features over 178 full-color pages filled with one-of-a-kind recipes, plus anecdotes, tips, and photographs, featuring foraged, wild-crafted mushrooms from our geographic region.
The cookbook is the product of two years of recipe collecting and many memorable, pot luck dinners (like the Spring Potluck/Morel Stuffing Party/Grill Out) that gave CMS members the opportunity to savor many of the dishes in the book while communing with their fellow lovers of fungi.
Grilling Morels photo by Sandor Lau
The cookbook is organized by season and contains beautiful color photographs printed on 100# Gloss Book stock with lay-flat spiral binding. It is thoroughly and thoughtfully indexed.
All profits from the sale of the book will go towards supporting the CMS grant and scholarship programs. It is dedicated to Freeman Rowe, whose love of learning and teaching the beauty and diversity of fungi has touched so many of us.
Please Note: Forays are open to Cascade Mycological Society members only. Please become a member or renew your membership if it has lapsed before completing this form. Your support helps CMS continue to provide high-quality, guided forays into Oregon’s spectacular forests. If you are unsure if your CMS membership is current, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Yachats Village Mushroom Fest is one of the best weekend long festivals in all of Oregon. This tiny coastal village nestled between lush temperate rainforest and the wild Pacific surf provides ideal habitat for mushrooms and mushroom lovers. Experts and enthusiasts from all around the state meet to have a great time and deepen their understanding of mushrooms, the role of fungi in forest ecology, how to grow culinary mushrooms, and how to use mushrooms in the culinary and textile arts.
New Location: Yachats Lions Hall, W 4th St. and Pontiac (behind Yachats Commons on 4th St.) [#19].
Native Forest Fungi Displays and Educational Exhibits Provided and staffed by the Lincoln County Mycological Society, Cascade Mycological Society, and North American Truffling Society. Displays and exhibits will include fresh examples of both edible and toxic wild mushrooms, posters, books and other materials presenting current research on the ecology of wild mushrooms, and an opportunity to ask questions and chat about fungi with people who know and love them!
Saturday:Walks are scheduled every half hour from 10:00 am to 3 pm.
Sunday:Walks are scheduled every half hour from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.
19 guided mushroom walks of various levels (A-D) are offered on easy trails in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Maximum of 12 people on each walk. All walks are free, but pre-registration is required. Select a walk # from the walks schedule above and register online (Brown Paper Tickets). Maximum Read more »
Location: the Corvallis Multicutural Literacy Center at 128 SW 9th street in Corvallis (the big yellow house between Monroe and Madison avenues. There is parking on 9th street and in the dirt lot at the SW corner of 9th and Monroe.
There are many species of delicious wild mushrooms which grow in our area, and learning to find and enjoy these gifts is satisfying on many levels. Caution should be exercised as there are many species that are not considered edible and may cause various levels of discomfort if eaten, and a handful that contain potent toxins that can cause permanent organ damage, or even death. For your safety and enjoyment, please follow these guidelines, and always remember: “when in doubt, throw it out!” Read more...