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Summer Mushrooms: Culinary Arts Webinar
Monday, June 3, 2024
Robert Courteau hosts Zachary Hunter, Spike Mikulski, Wade Fox, Jess Starwood and Gordon Walker are the featured of this NAMA Culinary Arts Webinar and demo, which focuses on summer-season foraging..

Foraging in the Arizona Mountains: Why the Mogollon Rim is Special
Sunday, May 21st, 2024

Cultivation, Identification and Quality Control of Functional Mushroom Products
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Jeff Chilton discusses the proliferation of mushroom products and the proper labeling as required by the FDA and FTC. Good Manufacturing Processes and Specific marker compounds will also be discussed.

Understanding Burn Morels: Learn Where, When and Why They Grow (Video)
Sunday, May 5th, 2024
Trent Blizzard leads an in-depth presentation about Burn Morels, especially as they appear in the Western half of the lower 48 states of the USA.

Using Phylogeneomics to Resolve the Evolutionary Radiation of Boletaceae (Video)
Monday, April 29th, 2024
Bryn Dentinger updates us on the recent work applying genomic-level data and globally representative taxon sampling to resolve the frustratingly recalcitrant backbone relationships among the genera Boletaceae

Tryptamine Fungi of North America & New Discoveries in the Taxonomy of Psilocybin Mushrooms (Video)
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Alan Rockefeller leads an in depth discussion of the psilocybin and tryptamine containing fungi of North America. Includes three recently discovered Psilocybe species and quality photos of the known species occurring in Canada, USA and Mexico.

How to Start and Grow A Mushroom Club (Video)
Tuesday, April 16th, 2024
A moderated discussion with a panel of organizers who have experience with starting a volunteer based mushroom club.

Boletes and Boletales of Arizona by Christopher May (Video)
Monday, April 8, 2024 
See a presentation about the Boletes of Arizona which will show these interesting organisms in all their variety, followed by Q&A

Spring Culinary Talk & Demo by the Culinary Arts Committee (video)
Monday April 1st, 2024
Live cooking demo with Jess, Gordon, Wade and Spike – morels, shio koji, discussion about the Chopped-style challenge and more! Followed by a Q&A.

The Egos, The Ecology and The Economics of Truffle Culture (video)
Wednesday, March 6th, 2024
Stephanie Jarvis guides us on a journey to learn about the ecological roles of truffles in North America, the Egos involved in truffle culture (broadly) and the Economics of truffle cultivation and the truffle world overall.

Los Hongos en Mexico – NAMA Mexico Foray Recap with MMS (video)
Monday, February 12, 2024 (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Foray Recap with Ron Spinosa, Aaron Berg and Heather Erickson Presented by the Minnesota Mycological Society

Lessons from Mexico: Humanity, Ecology and Mushrooms (video)
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
A webinar presented by Zachary Hunter from Oaxaca, Mexico. Learn about the fascinating culture of mushrooms and mycology in Mexico.

Autumn Culinary Arts Panel and Demo (video)
Autumn, 2023
Join NAMA Culinary Arts Committee resident chefs Spike Mikulski, Robert Courteau, Jess Starwood and Gordon Walker as they share their favorite recipes, tips on foraging for edible mushrooms and answer your questions! Chef Spike Milulski will share a new video presentation on foraging and cooking and you will also be welcome to contribute your own experience and thoughts to this casual open-forum meet-and-greet.

Foraging & Cooking with Amanita Species (video)
Hosted by Robert Courteau with Spike Mikulski, Jess Starwood and Stu Pickell
Thursday, April 27

Which Chanterelle is that? Interpreting the latest North American research (video)
by Rachel Swenie on 2/8/23

The Next Big Thing In Mycology (2023 Edition) (video)
DNA Sequencing by Stephen Russell on 1/24/23

“Magic” Mushrooms and Psilocybin:from Mesoamerican Prehistory to Current Clinical Trials (video)
by Dr C. Kenneth Kassenbrock, MD, PHD on 12/13/22

Mycology for Educators (video)
by Eva Gordon on 10/26/222

Cooking with the NAMA Culinary Arts Committee, featuring Spike Mikulski (video)
by Spike Mikulski and Robert Courteau 8/18/22

iNaturalist 101: Navigating iNaturalist for Forays and Mushroom Clubs (video)
by Ariel Bonkoski  6/7/22

Armchair Discussion on the Underground Network (SPUN) (video)
by Robert Corteau of Think Fungi and Dr Toby Kiers of SPUN 5/24/22

The State of State Mushrooms (video)
by Rose Tursi 5/17

The Registry of Mushrooms in Works of Art
by Elio Schaecter, Ph.D. 4/6/22

Waxy Caps: Beauty, Mystery and Discovery within Hygrophoraceae
By Lauren Re on 3/2/22

Fungal Diversity Survey Championing Fungal Conservation, Together
by Bill Sheehan and Sigrid Jacobson on 4/22/21

Taming the Wild Morel
by Michael Scott Zirpoli on 3/24/21

Specimens and Stories in the Mycological Collection, Iowa State University’s Ada Hayden Herbarium
by Deborah Lewis on 2/25/21

Learning About Boletes and the Online Bolete Filter Tool
by Scott Pavelle on 1/18/21

Using Mold in the Kitchen – Koji Culture
by Jeremy Umansky. 11/9/20

Women in Mycology
by Giuliana Furci on 10/17/2020

Mushroom Identification Session
by Sam Landes on 10/17/20

Mushrooms of the Missouri Ozarks
by Andrew S. Methven, PH.D. on 10/17/20

Cooking Demonstration
by Chef Chad Hyatt on 10/17/20

Amanitas of Eastern North America
by Jay Justice on 10/17/20

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