Culinary Demos at the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival

Pleased to announce the lineup for the 3rd annual Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Culinary Demonstrations, co-sponsored by the Arboretum and CMS!

MPA Mushroom Culinary Demo Schedule, Oct. 30

Organizer and Emcee: Jennifer Burns Bright, Food Writer

11 – 11:30: “Weird and Delicious Cauliflower Mushrooms,” Mark Kosmicki, Chef/Owner, Party Downtown and Jonathan Tepperman, Proprietor, DirtLab BushCraft and Eugene Meat Collective

12:00 – 12:30: “Fee Fi Fo Fum: Garden Giants! Growing and Cooking,” Jennifer Macone, Co-owner, The Mushroomery

1:00 – 1:30: “Perfecting Italian Arancini, Mushroom Rice Balls,” Marie Simmons, Cookbook Author, Whole World Vegetarian

2:00 – 2:30: “Good Basic Mushroom Soup,” Kim Leval, Freelance Writer and Exec. Director, NW Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

3:00 – 3:30: “Preserving Wild Mushrooms,” Matthew Kilger, Proprietor, Eating Oregon

4:00 – 4:30: “Wild Mushroom Potstickers,” Heather Sielicki, CMS Webmaster & Social Media Manager

For all details about the festival, see We will be using a facebook event page at to post updates, recipes, and more.

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