Pacific NW Wild Mushroom Cook-Off

Posted by OCVA / March 3, 2012

Join us at the Pacific NW Wild Mushroom Cook-off at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City to see what our local Oregon Chef’s have prepared in an effort to dazzle your taste buds! The cook-off is open from 11am-2pm. Admission is free, with tasting sized portions available for a small fee.

Sponsored by the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau, in cooperation with the Lincoln County Mycological Society; come enjoy a lecture on foraging and wild mushrooms, foraging tour, live cooking competition, wild mushroom identification booth, food vendors, wild mushroom books, people’s choice award and more!

FORAGING & WILD MUSHROOM LECTURE- Wild mushroom foraging is a favorite past-time of the Pacific Northwest. There is an abundance of edible specimens and NW Chef’s have come to use these delictable goodies in a variety of ways. The most abundant and highly prized edible forest species are typically ectomycorrhizal. These include: the American matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare), chanterelles (Cantharellus formosus and subalbidus), boletes (Boletus edulis and others), truffles (especially Tuber gibbosum and Leucangium carthusiana), and hedgehogs (Hydnum repandum ). Join Lars Norgren in the Driftwood Public Library at 10:15am for a lecture on foraging and wild mushrooms. Then join us at the cook-off where we will have a booth that you can have an expert identify your find.

WILD MUSHROOM FORAY (Foraging Tour)- At 11am join Dominique Long, Oregon State Parks & Rec for a Wild Mushroom Foray. She will take the first 10 people to sign up out in the woods to forage for wild mushrooms and other edible plants. Meet in the conference room at the Driftwood Public Library. Please wear appropriate clothing to include no open toe shoes. We recommend rubber boots and a jacket. And bring with you a dull knife, wax paper and a paper bag, just in case you spot a tasty morsel that you would like to take home.

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