Event description

Click Here to Purchase Tickets & Packages

For more details of the event and any questions:
Find us on Facebook: “Friends of the Fungi”
Website: eaglemushroomweekend.com
Contact: Joy Ariel (970) 343-0270 or Tom Boni (970) 328-9619

The 8th Annual Eagle Mushroom & Wild Food Festival

Explore, Identify, Eat!

August 21, 22 & 23 in downtown Eagle, Colorado

Thursday Kick Off Club Gathering, Friday Evening, Saturday & Sunday

YOU’RE INVITED:  “Friends of the Fungi” Kick-Off Club Gathering on Thursday, August 20th, 2015

5:00pm-8:00pm 

Paradigm’s Restaurant Outdoor Deck.

323 Capital Street Eagle, CO. 81631  Contact: Joy Ariel  (970) 343-0270 for more information

$15  includes wild mushroom tapas.    (cash bar)

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8th Annual Eagle Mushroom and Wild Food Festival
Explore, Identify, Eat!
August 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2015
Friday Evening, Saturday and Sunday

2015 GUEST SPEAKERS:

Eugenia Bone
Author: Mycophilia, Well Preserved, The Kitchen Ecosystem, At Mesa’s Edge

Larry Evans
The “Indiana Jones” of Mushroom Hunting

Ken Kassenbrock, PhD, MD
Professor of Mycology, Colorado State University

Katrina Blair
Wild Food Maven
Author: Wild Wisdom of Weeds, 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival

Graham Steinruck
Forager and Purveyor of Wild Food

 

2015 MUSHROOM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 

August 21st, Friday

FREE!!! Meet and Greet with Festival Experts and Late Registration. Apps, Drinks, Entrees for purchase.
Time – 6:00-8:00pm
Where – The Back Bowl
50 West Chambers Avenue
Eagle, Colorado 81631

 

August 22nd, Saturday

8:30 am – 11:30 am Mushroom and Wild Food Informational Classes 
Location: Eagle Town Hall
200 Broadway
Eagle, Colorado 81631

Dinner Specials offered at local Eagle restaurants throughout the weekend
(Attendees will receive 15% off with purple flyer in registration packet)

NOTE: Each presenter shall be presenting unique presentations on each day of the festival. Topics will soon be announced.
**Limited seating. Early registration is encouraged.

Con-current Sessions:

  • King Bolete Room:
    Katrina Blair- 8:30am-9:30am
    Eugenia Bone 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Honey Mushroom Room:
    Ken Kasselbrock, PhD,MD – 8:30-9:30
    Graham Steinruck- 9:30-10:30
  • King Bolete Room:
    Larry Evans- 10:30am-11:30am

12:00 pm – 4:00pm Foray, Free and open to the public

Participants are encouraged to pre-order lunch boxes (sandwich, drink and chips) to be ready for pick up after morning classes to save time if participants wish to foray. Red Canyon Café’ is conveniently located next to Eagle Town Hall.

Redcanyoncafe.com
(970) 328-2232
128 Broadway
Eagle, CO. 81631

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Mushroom Identification, Tasting and Wine Pairings
Location: The Dusty Boot
1099 Capitol Street
Eagle, Colorado 81631
With Special Guest Chef Steve Hampton from The Metropolitan Beaver Creek
Cash Bar Available

Dinner Specials offered at local Eagle restaurants throughout the weekend
(Attendees will receive 15% off with purple flyer in registration packet)

 

August 23rd, Sunday

8:30 am – 11:30 am Mushroom and Wild Food Informational Classes
Location: Brush Creek Pavilion
909 Capitol Street
Eagle, Colorado 81631

Con-current Sessions:

  • Hawkswing Room:
    Katrina Blair- 8:30am-9:30am
    Eugenia Bone – 9:30am-10:30am
  • Chanterelle Room:
    Ken Kasselbrock, PhD, MD-8:30am-9:30am
    Graham Steinruck 9:30am-10:30am
  • Hawkswing Room:
    Larry Evans – 10:30am-11:30am

Participants are encouraged to pre-order lunch boxes (sandwich, drink and chips) to be ready for pick up after morning classes to save time if participants wish to foray. Red Canyon Café’ is conveniently located next to Eagle Town Hall.

Redcanyoncafe.com
(970) 328-2232
128 Broadway
Eagle, CO. 81631

12:00pm-4:00pm Foray, Free and open to the public
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Mushroom Identification and Tasting with Wine Pairings
Location: The Dusty Boot
1099 Capitol Street
Eagle, Colorado 81631
*With Special Guest* Chef Steve Hampton from The Metropolitan, Beaver Creek
Cash Bar Available

 

FESTIVAL PRICING AND PACKAGES

Tickets:
BEST DEAL!!! Early Bird Pre-Registration Weekend Package $110.00
If purchased online

Saturday and Sunday Package $125.00 if purchased at event
1 full day (Saturday or Sunday) includes classes, ID and sauté’- $75.00

Mushroom and Wild Food Informational Classes – $35.00 per class if purchased a la carte

Packages:
4 class package deal= $100.00

Click Here to Purchase Tickets & Packages

For more details of the event and any questions:
Find us on Facebook: “Friends of the Fungi”
Website: eaglemushroomweekend.com
Contact: Joy Ariel (970) 343-0270 or Tom Boni (970) 328-9619

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Town of Eagle
The Dusty Boot
Eagle Chamber
AmericInn
Hawthorn Suites

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AmericInn – Call 970-328-5155 to book mention Mushroom Festival

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MEET THE EXPERTS

Eugenia Bone

EUGENIA BONE

Author: Mycophilia, Well Preserved, The Kitchen Ecosystem, At Mesa’s Edge

EUGENIA BONE is a nationally known food journalist and author. Her work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, includingSaveur, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Fine Dining, Martha Stewart Living, Sunset, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Denver Post.
She is the author of five books. At Mesa’s Edge was nominated for a Colorado Book Award. She wrote Italian Family Dining with her father, celebrated chef Edward Giobbi. Well-Preserved was nominated for a James Beard award, and was on many best cookbooks of 2009 lists.Mycophilia: Revelations From the Weird World of Mushrooms, was on Amazon’s best science books of 2011 list and nominated for a Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries award. Her fifth book, The Kitchen Ecosystem (October, 2014) has been nominated for a Books for a Better Life award, and was on many best cookbooks of 2014 lists.
Her writing and recipes have been anthologized in a number of publications, including Best Food Writing, Saveur Cooks, and The Food & Wine Cookbook, among others.
photo: Huger FooteEugenia has lectured widely, in venues like the Denver Botanical Garden and the New York Pubic Library, judged food and wine competitions, and she has appeared on television and radio many times.
She is the founder of Slow Food Western Slope in Colorado, a master preserver, and the president of the New York Mycological Society, which was founded over 50 years ago by composer John Cage. She writes the blog, kitchenecosystem.com
Eugenia lives in New York City and Western Colorado.


Larry Evans - Eagle Wild Mushroom & Wine Weekend

LARRY EVANS

Larry Evans has been hunting, cooking, eating, and teaching about wild mushrooms and edible plants for 30 years. He founded the Western Montana Mycological Association in 1991, and it became a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 1995. He taught a mushroom class at the Glacier Institute near Glacier National Park for 29 years. He is featured in the Ron Mann film Know Your Mushrooms and has produced and recorded 2 CDs of mushroom music, Fungal Boogie and Fungal BoogieMan. Find out more about Larry and the WMMA at www.fungaljungal.org

 


 

 

Katrina Blair - Eagle Wild Mushroom & Wine Weekend

KATRINA BLAIR

Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer with the intention of eating primarily wild foods.  She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College where she graduated with a Biology Degree.  In 1997 she completed a MA from John F Kennedy University in Orinda, CA in Holistic Health Education.  She founded Turtle Lake Refuge in 1997, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to celebrate the connection between personal health and wild lands.  She has taught sustainable living practices through John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA, San Juan College in Farmington, NM, and Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.  She also teaches internationally at retreats, festival and educational and healing events.  She is the author of her most recent book, published in 2009, Local Wild Life – Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep, as well as, several smaller locally distributed publications such as:Commitments for Living the Good Life – The Wisdoms of the Osha Root, Snow Cone Recipe Book, and Las Plantas de Iztac along with four wild plant recipe calendars.  She lives at the Turtle Lake Community Organic Garden in Durango, Colorado and is currently working on her forthcoming book, “Our Wealth of Wild Weeds”.

 


 

 

Ken Kassenbrock

 

KEN KASSENBROCK

Ken Kassenbrock, MD,PhD has been an avid hunter of wild mushrooms since the late 1970s.  Trained as a physician-scientist, he has worked in Cell and Molecular Biology, including post-doctoral work with the brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  Although his interests in fungi were initially culinary, over the years they mushroomed (what else?) to include other aspects of the biology of this fascinating kingdom including ecology, toxicology, biotechnology and cultivation.  Avocation and vocation eventually converged, and Ken currently teaches Mycology (mushrooms, molds, mildews and more) at Colorado State University, where he is on the faculty in the Biology Department.

 


 

graham steinruck

GRAHAM STEINRUCK

Forager and Purveyor of Wild Food

Born and raised in Denver, Graham Steinruck has a special connection to the majestic Rocky Mountains – a sentiment shared by those who call Colorado home. Like many, his love and fascination for the outdoors has largely sculpted him into the person he has become. Raised by two Colorado-transplants from out East, Graham’s mother and father fostered his appetite for adventure and cooking alike.

“Infusing wild, local ingredients is the key to my culinary success,” says Graham. He’s worked in the food industry for over a decade, both in catering, restaurants, and as a private chef. With years of experience, Graham is skilled in locating and identifying many wild Rocky Mountain fungi, and knows just how to prepare each mushroom species to accentuate their flavor and texture attributes. Graham is also passionate about macrophotography, and you’ll never catch him on the trail of fungi without his camera and lenses.

As the former owner and operator of amateurmycology.com, Graham had the amazing opportunity to use mycorestoration and mycoremedation in real world applications. Graham also helped develop a cultivation method call “Forest Floor Cultivation”. This gives the plants in association with the mycelium/substrate 6 specific benefits to the plants/cultivator. Amateur Mycology at one time had developed an extensive culture library of local and native species of mycelium using a portable inoculation chamber/clean room, as well as many other projects too long to list here. Cooking, sustainable design, macrophotography, and the knowledge of others led Graham directly into what is now his life’s passion – and likely his obsession – the world of fungi. “I am amazed by the wealth of information mushrooms have to offer to the world,” says Graham.


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