According to the organizers:
“This illustrated talk shares humorous tales about the people who hunt mushrooms and the festivals and forays they attend all over the United States. Parents bringing kids, please take note: the talk includes candid descriptions of hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Eugenia Bone is a nationally known journalist and author. Her work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including Saveur, Food & Wine,Gourmet, The New York Times, and The Denver Post. She is the author of five books. At Mesa’s Edge was nominated for a Colorado Book Award. She wrote Italian Family Diningwith her father, celebrated chef Edward Giobbi. Well-Preserved was nominated for a James Beard award, and was on many best books lists. Mycophilia: Revelations From the Weird World of Mushrooms was on Amazon’s best science books of 2011 list and nominated for a Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries award. Her fifth book, The Kitchen Ecosystem (2014) was nominated for the Books for a Better Life Award and on many best cookbook lists that year. Eugenia has lectured widely, in venues like the Denver Botanical Garden and the New York Pubic Library, as well as many mycological and gardening societies across the country, and has appeared on television and radio many times. She is the founder of Slow Food Western Slope in Colorado and the former president of the New York Mycological Society. She writes the blog,http://www.kitchenecosystem.com/.”