Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance presents:

Exploring the Wild Mushroom...
Myths, Flavors and Facts

Presented by
Joe McFarland

Saturday, August 2, 2008
10 AM
Kendall College
900 North Branch Street, Chicago
(West of Halsted Street, North of Chicago Avenue)
Free Parking

Join us in the kitchen classrooms at Kendall College in Chicago for a combined meeting of the Illinois Mycological Association and the Chicago Foodways Roundtable. We'll be cooking seasonal mushroom dishes with Joe McFarland, Illinois outdoor writer and photographer and author of the upcoming book "Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois." The book features original recipes from some of the best restaurants in Illinois, including Charlie Trotter's, Tru and Vie. McFarland and co-author Gregory M. Mueller of Chicago's Field Museum are also creators of the new Web site, which features, among other treats, a sampling of recipes from their upcoming book.

Joe McFarland works for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources writing for Outdoor Illinois magazine. Joe has written Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States which will be published by University of Illinois Press in 2009. Based in Carbondale, Joe has the distinction of collecting the first morel annually in Illinois for years.

This will be a joint meeting with the Illinois Mycological Association. Come early because IMA members traditionally bring fresh specimens to identify. If you find a wild mushroom you want identified, then bring it along. There will also be mushroom field guides available for purchase.

Cost: $3 per person, free to Kendall students and faculty with ID.
This program is hosted by the Chicago Foodways Roundtable. To reserve, please call 847-432-8255, then leave your name, telephone number and how many people in your party or e-mail: CLICK HERE.