Love Northwest wild mushrooms? Your fave recipe could be in a new cookbook

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The Cascade Mycological Society (CMS), a large and involved community of fungi devotees in and around Lane County, has announced a call for submissions for an upcoming local cookbook. Available for sale in fall 2013, the cookbook will feature over 100 one-of-a-kind recipes, plus anecdotes, tips and photographs featuring foraged, wild-crafted mushrooms from our geographic region.

CMS members have helped to make the annual Mushroom Festival at Mt. Pisgah the largest mushroom display on the West Coast and have a wealth of knowledge for using edible, wild-crafted local fungi from the “Oregon mushroom belt.”

Getting the best from wild Oregon mushrooms

“With this book, we hope to collect the best preparation methods for using our beautiful and delicious wild mushrooms,” explains CMS Member Heather Sielicki. “And also the priceless stories about gathering, storing, serving, decorating with, and celebrating our local fungi.”

Supporting CMS programs

Proceeds from cookbook sales will go towards supporting the CMS grant and scholarship programs. Contributors to the published book will have their names printed alongside their submissions and receive a special invitation to the fall 2013 Cookbook Release Feast.

CMS is also seeking cookbook patrons to help underwrite printing costs.Tax-deductible donations are encouraged in $25, $50, $100, $250, $500 and $1,000 amounts and can be submitted by mail to Cascade Mycological Society, PO Box 110, Eugene, OR 97440. Patrons will receive one complimentary copy of the book as well as recognition as a recipe patron in the back of the cookbook.

For more information about this media release or the Cascade Mycological Society, please contact Kristen Liberty at 415-341-6230 or visit

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