There are many types of mushrooms in our region. Some are poisonous, but their ecology is interesting…and others are simply delicious! Join us and learn about all of them from Ryan and Emily Bouchard of The Mushroom Hunting Foundation, New England’s leading mushroom hunting teachers. Using a slideshow of their own incredible all-local photography, Ryan and Emily will explain the basics of wild mushroom science and safety, and will focus on the local spring species that are considered “safe for beginners” to cook with. This class will show you how to go inside a whole world of adventure that most people overlook.
This program will take place in person at the library and will be streamed simultaneously on Zoom, for those wishing to attend virtually. If you plan on attending, please register for this program below so that we can send you a reminder on the day of the event, as well as an optional Zoom link to join us. All are welcome!
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Ryan T. Bouchard is the author of the book Gourmet Mushrooms of the Northeast 2019. Written, photographed, and graphically designed by Ryan, this work was an innovative combination of book and calendar, showing the annual progression of mushroom seasons, and it introduced regional residents to some astonishing and delicious local life forms.
Emily Bouchard, in addition to studying our region’s edible wild mushrooms and plants, studies the nutritional values of those ingredients and the many incredible ways they can be cooked. Other topics of her particular interest include the uses of mushrooms in different cultures, and even the new technological uses of fungi, which include decontaminating polluted soil and water. Emily’s passion for ecological awareness and creative cooking has informed and inspired audiences all over New England and New York, and sometimes beyond.