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Cascade Mycological Society Wild Mushroom Cookbook

The Cascade Mycological Society (CMS), a large and involved community of fungi devotees in and around Lane County, announces the release of their wild mushroom cookbook. It feature over 100 one-of-a-kind recipes, plus anecdotes, tips, and photographs, featuring foraged, wild-crafted mushrooms from our geographic region.

This book is dedicated to Freeman Rowe, whose love of learning and teaching the beauty and diversity of fungi has touched so many of us.  It is the product of two years of recipe collecting and many memorable, pot luck dinners that gave CMS members the opportunity to savor the majority of the dishes in the book while communing with their fellow lovers of fungi. The book is organized by season and contains beautiful color photographs.

The book will be available for purchase at the Mushroom Festival. All profits from the sale of the book will go towards supporting the CMS grant and scholarship programs.

A sample recipe from contributor Barb Danko follows:

Chanterelle Muffins

Chanterelle Squares or Muffins

  • 4 heaping cups of sliced Chanterelles (bite-size pieces)
  • 1 cup baking mix (or 1 cup flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, ½ tsp. salt)
  • ½ cup grated parmesan, plus more for top
  • 2 or 3 tsp. Garlic Lover’s Garlic* or your favorite garlic spice mix (salt free) to taste
  • Salt to taste (¾ tsp. or less)
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Mix dry ingredients including cheese in large bowl; mix egg and oil in small bowl; add egg mixture to dry ingredients and mix; add mushrooms and mix. Dump and spread into greased 8 x 8 inch pan. It will be very thick — it’s almost all mushroom.

Sprinkle more cheese on top. Bake in a 375° oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into 12 squares. Serve warm. You can also make these in a muffin tin. Baking time would be less.

Note: These are even better re-heated. Re-heat the cut portions on a sheet pan in oven or toaster oven. All the sides get nice and brown this way.


Introducing Wild Mushroom Pinterest Board

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 webmaster@cascademyco.org. We’d love to hear from you.

Call for Submissions: Cascade Mycological Society Cookbook

chanterellesThe Cascade Mycological Society is soliciting contributions for an upcoming cookbook. All proceeds from our cookbook sales will go towards supporting the CMS grant and scholarship programs. The cookbook will be available for sale in fall 2013 and will feature over 100 one-of-a-kind recipes, plus anecdotes, tips, and photographs, featuring foraged, wild-crafted mushrooms from our geographic region. Tell us your best tips for cleaning, gathering, storing, pickling, drying, cooking, serving, decorating with, wearing, harvesting, and preparing mushrooms. Send us the incredible pictures that you would just love to have a wider audience. Now is your chance. Submit your contribution and become a published author.

If we accept your contribution, we will publish your name alongside your submission and invite you to the fall 2013 Cookbook Release Feast in order to celebrate the final publication of our cookbook. It’s sure to be a party to remember.

Questions: Contact us at cmscookbook2013@gmail.com.

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