An evening with mushroom expert Gary Lincoff
World renowned and much-loved mycologist and forager, Gary Lincoff did not write a mushroom book... He wrote THE mushroom book, The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms.
Lincoff, who teaches botany at The New York Botanical Garden and leads weekly foraging trips through Central Park and beyond was perhaps the only New Yorker who didn't worry about provisions during the hurricane, and that's because the Beach plums were ripe and Lincoff and his beautiful partner Irene are never unaware of what is fruiting at any given time. Here he highlights the best offerings of Chicago area woods and fields.
Gathering edible wild food is a wonderful way to forge a connection to the earth, Lincoff says, and mushrooms are the ultimate local food source; they grow literally everywhere, from mountains and woodlands to urban and suburban parks to your own backyard.
In Chicago, Morels are the toast of Spring, and Mushroom guru Gary Lincoff escorts you from the mushroom’s earliest culinary awakening, through getting equipped for mushroom forays, to preparing and serving the fruits of the foray!
He has led mushroom study trips and forays around the world, and he is a featured “myco-visionary” in the award-winning documentary "Know Your Mushrooms."
Recorded live on Monday May 6, 2013 at the North Park Village Nature Center.