food 10.18.17

Mushrooms
Every Person in New York



BUYING
We're spoiled for choice, mushroom-wise. Madura and Blue Oyster at Union Square Greenmarket, Manhattan Fruit Market at Chelsea Market and Eataly are some of the best options. For dry, SOS Chefs, 104 Avenue B [6th/7th] 212.505.5813.



GROUP
John Cage was the founder of this iteration of the New York Mycological Society, which has dinners, walks, talks, and a membership of the most knowledgeable shroomheads around.



BOOKS

Eugenia Bone's fascinating Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms.



The Mushroom Cookbook: A Guide To Edible Wild And Cultivated Mushrooms



Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health



Mushrooms: Deeply delicious recipes, from soups and salads to pasta and pies




MUSHROOM CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

Someone has to claim it, and Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, which produces about 60% of the country's mushrooms, is the winner. Every September, they have a Mushroom Festival and The Woodlands at Phillips is their year-round mushroom hub.



TRAVEL

Go Mushroaming in Tibet, Bolivia, and other far-flung spots with mycomaster Daniel Winkler.



FORAGING AND LEARNING

Many days out of the year, you can take a tour with "Wildman" Steve Brill to learn about native mushrooms and plants.

Mushroom Mania is a class taught by local fungus sensei Gary Lincoff, 10/25-11/15, four Wednesdays from 10am-1pm at the NY Botanical Garden. (scroll to page 14 on the PDF)

Urbani has classes and events, including a four-course dinner with white truffles in their test kitchen on November 14, 7-9pm, $150.







Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for more at Jason's site and his book Every Person in New York.




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