Mushroom culinary arts is skillful and artistic cooking and eating mushrooms, specifically, "wild mushrooms" in the context of mycology.  Mushroom culinary arts 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 keep 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!  Here you will find recipes, photos, interviews, and reviews of NAMA foray culinary events.

Objectives of the Mushroom Culinary Arts Ad Hoc Committee

To promote and share knowledge of all the aspects of the culinary arts that revolve around mushrooms, and that includes cooking demos, recipes, history and mythology of eating mushrooms, health benefits of consuming mushrooms and its derivatives (teas, tinctures, pills, etc.), latest health-related mushroom research, and innovations in mushrooms and 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 to enrich our NAMA community and the world.There are many ways to contribute: writing or sharing an interesting article, sharing a special mushroom recipe, partaking with a an account of mushroom history, bringing attention to a new discovery about mushroom health benefits or how mushroom is 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! 

Please note:

This page is the start of a new section on safely eating mushrooms.  A word of caution:  You should not eat any mushroom that you aren't sure of or can 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; some mushrooms are deadly poisonous!