New Event - Much Ado About Mushrooms

Saturday, May 14, 2022 2:45 AM

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Books for Cooks
115-121 Victoria St, Queen Victoria Market Melbourne VIC 3000


Join us for a uniquely entertaining insight into the world of edible mushrooms.

Martin Martini of Belly of the World Mushrooms will talk about his work in the field, and the forest. Having eaten over 200 varieties of wild mushroom, Martin can well lay claim to being an edible expert. He will reveal tips for foragers gained from his experiences over the past 15 years, share stories from the frontline, and suggestions on how to make mushrooms a regular part of your life and culinary adventures.

Throughout the course of the evening specially foraged tasting portions of wild mushrooms will be served paired with local wines.

Joining Martin on the evening will be local artist Emma Anna. Together they will discuss their most recent installation Ch(a)nts, on view in our Victoria Street window (arriving in a day or two), and their ongoing work at the intersection of art and mushrooms.

Rounding out the evening will be a demonstration on the art of growing gourmet mushrooms at home. 

Entertaining and insightful, and perhaps a little bit crazy, this is a very special not-to-be-missed event.

Limited tickets available, $44 per head.

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New Event - Much Ado About Mushrooms