6:30 pm – OMS Mushroom Identification Session
The identification session prior to the general meeting is open to the public. If you have found mushrooms that are in good condition, wrap them in waxed paper, aluminum foil, or a put them in a paper bag and bring them (with a spore print, if possible). Bring your field guide to reference the mushrooms that are on display.
7:15 pm – OMS General Meeting
7:30 pm – Nature’s Secret Pantry: Wild Edible Fungi from Patch to Plate
Explore the Pacific Northwest’s wooded haunts with award-winning author and culinary adventurer Langdon Cook. Langdon is on a quest to find the region’s most sought after wild mushrooms for the table. Slides of fungi in their habitat and in finished dishes will have you reaching for your boots, baskets, and sauté pans.
Langdon Cook is the author of Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table, a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and an Amazon.com selection for “Best Books of 2017.”
His previous book, The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America, won a 2014 Pacific Northwest Book Award. Cook’s writing appears in numerous publications and has been nominated for a James Beard Award (2016) and a Pushcart Prize. His on-screen credits include the Travel Channel and PBS. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.