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Author @ the Library: "Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms," with Eugenia Bone, an accomplished food writer and cookbook author.

May 7, 2013

Program Locations:

Mid-Manhattan Library

This illustrated lecture will focus on how the biology of mushrooms affects our culinary experience of them.  Topics will cover why some mushrooms can be cultivated and others can't; the 1000 or so circuit pickers that collect most American wild mushrooms; a reassessment of the nutritional value of mushrooms; a look at the evolutionary history of mushrooms and why that history matters when it comes to cooking mushrooms; and an evaluation of the truffle scene, from the biology to the marketplace, among other subjects.