Mushroom culinary arts is skillful and artistic cooking and eating mushrooms, specifically "wild mushrooms" in the context of mycology. This includes cooking, preparation, and preserving of wild mushrooms; the health benefits of consuming wild mushrooms, learning about edible wild mushrooms, and the history of using mushrooms in cuisines around the world.
If you fancy delicious wild mushroom recipes, are interested in informative articles about all aspects of edible mushrooms, want to take a journey in history to learn about edible mushrooms in mythology, desire to be informed about the culinary mushroom scene around the world, or like to know about the health benefits of edible wild mushrooms, you are at the right place! Also, here you will find recipes, photos, interviews, and reviews of NAMA foray culinary events.
Objectives of the Mushroom Culinary Arts Committee
To promote and share knowledge of all the aspects of the culinary arts that revolve around mushrooms, and that includes cooking demos, recipes, preservation methods, history and mythology, health benefits,(including teas, tinctures, pills, etc.), latest research, and innovations in mushroom gastronomy.
You are invited to provide us with your comments and input, and most importantly, we encourage you to become a member
to help us reach our goal in order to enrich our NAMA community and the world. There are many ways to contribute: writing or sharing an interesting article, contributing a special mushroom recipe, providing a historical account of edible wild mushroom, calling attention to a new discovery about mushroom health benefits or how mushrooms are used as food in some parts of the world, etc.
To submit comments and input, contact committee Chair Salma St. John by email. Follow this link
to see a review of the Mushroom Culinary Arts Demo and Tasting at the NAMA foray at Paul Smith (August 8-11, 2019) and a Truffle and Wild Mushroom Risotto recipe!
A word of caution:
You should not eat any mushroom that you cannot identify with 100% accuracy. If you're not sure, don't eat the mushroom. Visiting a website or consulting a book is not sufficient. Some mushrooms can cause gastrointestinal distress, and some mushrooms are deadly poisonous!