The Cascade Mycological Society Wild Mushroom Cookbook is now available for sale online.
It is really much more than a cookbook. It is a snapshot of our regions fruiting schedule, the local’s favorite abundant fungi, and tips and techniques collected by a network of mycology lovers with a lifetime of experience to share.
It is organized by season and contains 175 pages filled with beautiful color photographs. It is printed on long-lasting 100# Gloss Book stock with lay-flat spiral binding. The contents are thoroughly and thoughtfully indexed.
Most of the recipes were tested at one of our 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.
All profits from the sale of the book will go towards supporting CMS grant and scholarship programs.
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It is dedicated to Freeman Rowe, whose love of learning and teaching the beauty and diversity of fungi has touched so many of us.
At the CMS April meeting, Randy Molina will present his informative talk “Diversity, Ecology, and Conservation of Truffle Fungi in Forests of the Pacific Northwest”. This presentation summarizes five decades of truffle research by the Corvallis Forest Mycology program and emphasizes the historical development of truffle science by mycologists over the last 100 years, truffle diversity and importance in forest ecosystems, and management principles to sustain this valuable fungal resource.
April 10, 2014 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Lane Community College, Room 115, Science Building #16
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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
This Thursday, March 14, the CMS general meeting will feature our very own Chris Melotti, who will be presenting “Morels, Truffles and Other Spring Mushrooms”. This presentation was originally created by Dr. Micheal Beug, who will not be in attendance. While spring is not the peak time for northwest mushrooms, there are still plenty of interesting fungi out there, please join us for some interesting photos and discussion of what can be found at this season.
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Our December general meeting will feature the Spanish mycologist Dr. Luis Gonzaga. Dr. Gonzaga will present about studies of European black truffle ecology. He will discuss evidence supporting the hypothesis that “Ectomycorrhizae could be ‘liming’ host plant roots”.
Please join CMS in welcoming Dr. Luis Gonzaga. Our general meetings are the second Thursday of the month. Meet at 7 PM, Room 115, Science Building (Building 16) at Lane Community College in Eugene. The presentation is free and open to the public.