Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 2, 2013

Santa Cruz Fungus Fair January 11 to 13, 2013

The Santa Cruz Fungus Fair is January 11-13,2013.  There will be a habitat display, lectures, culinary demonstrations and a kids room with mushroom related activities for children.

Fungi Experts:

  • Britt Bunyard, Publisher of Fungi Magazine, Mycorrhizotopia: fungi are the puppet masters of the universe
  • Christopher Hobbs, Medicinal Mushrooms
  • David Arora, Author and Fungi Expert: The Wheel of Fungi
  • Christian Schwarz, Kicking and Screaming: Dragging Mycology into the 21st Century with the Help of Citizen Scientists (aka YOU); Tales from the Cryptogams – Twelve Alternative Lifestyles from the Kingdom Fungi. Beware! Sex, Death and Insanity lie ahead
  • Henry Young, Mushroom Toxicology
  • David Rust, Introduction to Wild and Edible Mushrooms
  • Debbie Viess, Zen and the Art of Mushroom Hunting; Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of California
  • Phil Carpenter, Introduction to Mushroom Identification
  • Mark Gillespie, Introduction to Mushroom Identification

Culinary Experts:

  • Chef Bob Wynn pairing wine Winemaker Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
  • Executive Chef Cal Stamenov of Marinus, Bernardus Lodge, Carmel
  • Executive Chef Maurice Dissels of Birks Restaurant, San Jose pairing wine with Assistant Winemaker,Meredith Miles of Fenestra Winery
  • Chef Damani Thomas Dinner

Learn more at:  Santa Cruz Fungus Fair.

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