I do not like mushrooms. I really, really do not like them. Every once in a while, I eat a few off of someone’s plate, just to see if I still do not like mushrooms. I’ve had everything from the crappy two-dimensional mushroom sliced overlapped on a bad pizza to $200+/pound truffles. The pricey truffle was given to me by a work colleague who insisted that I didn’t like mushrooms because I was eating all the wrong ones. He gave me a sliver of his precious lode, probably about $10 worth there, and I am sorry to say that that was $10 wasted.
But you probably like mushrooms. Most people like mushrooms. Most people who like food and life like mushrooms.
For you, then, I post this: the Los Angeles Mycological Society hosts the 27th Annual Wild Mushroom Fair on NEXT Sunday (February 13) at the LA County Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Arcadia. There will be cooking demos, mushroom cultivation lessons, and other fungi-related fun. Um, fun. Full details are here.
Lobster mushrooms that really do smell like lobster courtesy bunnicula via the Blogging LA Flickr pool.