CMS Meeting – January 19, 2022

  • When: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 7:00 pm
  • Where: Live Stream on the CMS YouTube Channel (open and click to set a reminder)

For too long we have neglected and ignored fungi in cooking literature… to the point we haven’t even realized how absent they are! In this colorful presentation, Chef Zachary Mazi takes the bold stance that we must change the entirety of cooking literature, expanding and rearranging our cookbooks to include not just the kingdoms of Plantae and Animalia, but to include Kingdom Fungi in every cooking publication from this time forward. Examining how we have consistently and continuously left out some of the most important players (Fungi) in the culinary world–not from use, but from publication and mention–he argues that changing our presentation can change our minds and open our eyes to the importance of ecological sensitivities somehow resting just out of our view.

About Chef Zachary Mazi

Classically trained in the art of French cuisine, with ventures into the wide array of New American and Pacific Northwest cuisine, Chef Zachary Mazi presents an organic, foraged, local, & imaginative experience in both global cuisine & dining.  With a background in earth sciences intertwined with 28 years working the service industry, and a self-guided holistic culinary history rooted in permaculture studies, herbal & mushroom medicines, Chef Mazi provides a comprehensive and inspirational view on how and what we should eat.  Igniting others with his contagious zest for life, he creates lasting inspiration with delicious recipes and lectures,  served with heavy doses of love, all centered on a unified & grounded understanding of being an imaginative human on Earth.  He is the owner-chef-imaginator of The Food Bender, a cookbook author, and mycophagy researcher. 

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