MSSF Fungus Fair
mthomsen at Eng.Sun.COM
Thu Nov 6 15:16:22 EST 1997
Contact: Mark Thomsen 5 November 97
Mycological Society of San Francisco
2525 Piedmont Ave. #7
The Mycological Society of San Francisco presents the 28th annual San Francisco
Mushroom Fair on Saturday and Sunday, December 6-7th in the Presidio of San
This year's fair features exciting speakers. Paul Stamets will give a
talk and slide show on Saturday and Sunday on psilocybin-active
mushrooms of the world and on medicinal mushrooms. Paul's lecture is
rich with good tips and precautionary advice. David Arora, author of
Mushrooms Demystified, the most widely used
mushroom id book in North America, will give a lecture and slide show. Taylor
Lockwood will present his fabulous "Treasures From the Kindgdom of Fungi"
multimedia presentation on both days. Bill Freedman, MD will speak on "Death
Caps Invading the USA. " Frances Wilson of Lalime's, Sunita Dutt of Chinook,
Erick Tucker of Millenium and Patrick Hamilton, mycochef extraordinaire, will
be giving cooking demonstrations with wild mushrooms. Joe Powell will lecture
on mushroom diversity and evolution. Presentations on finding and identifying
wild mushrooms, mushroom walks, toxicology slide shows, wild mushroom displays,
food booths, cultivators, and lots of mushroom kitsch will also be on hand.
Thousands of mushrooms will be displayed and identified in the exhibition hall.
In addition 4 local restaurants will be holding mushroom nights with menus
designed around wild mushrooms. Bradley Ogden of the Lark Creek Inn in
Larkspur on 11/12, Frances Wilson of Lalimes in Berkeley on 11/13, Sunita Dutt
of Chinook in San Rafael on 11/25, and Eric Tucker of Millenium in San
Francisco throught the week of December 1-7.
As part of the fair we will offer organised forays around the Bay Area on
Friday and Saturday, December 5-6th to gather mushrooms for display. If you've
ever wanted to go on a mushroom hunt, this is your chance. If any press would
like a personalised tour I will arrange one.
The 28th Annual San Francisco Mushroom Fair:
Saturday and Sunday, December 6-7th.
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Herbst International Exhibition Hall
385 Moraga Ave at Montgomery St.
The Presidio in San Francisco (near the Main Post)
Admission $6.00/$3.00 students and seniors
For foray information call the Mycological Society hotline at 415-759-0495.
For press information contact Mark Thomsen at wk: 415-786-7552 or hm:
510-540-1288 or send e-mail to mthomsen at eng.sun.com .
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