Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah will hold a two-session workshop on Gathering Wild Mushrooms of Wednesday August 21st at 6pm and Saturday August 24th at 9am.
Delicate, yet hearty and palette pleasing, mushrooms add texture and flavor to a variety of cuisines and dishes. But which of the thousands of species of mushrooms is edible, and which will kill you? We'll begin to learn this important distinction in class, where we will discuss the basics of mushroom hunting, which mushrooms in Utah and surrounding states are edible, and of course, cooking with mushrooms. Our field trip will take us to the Uinta mountains, where we will hunt for boletus edulis (porcini), chanterelle, agaricus campestris (button), and morels. Field trip transportation is by carpool.
To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit lifelong.utah.edu.