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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? In this class, you'll begin to understand this important distinction by discussing 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 visit some common sites for hunting (and gathering if there's been enough rain!) boletus edulis (porcini) and chanterelle.
Class Sections For Gathering Wild Mushrooms (LLFW 416)
Fall 2022 Section 1, Starting on: 08/24/2022
This class takes place in person at the University Connected Learning and Community Education building (540 Arapeen Drive, SLC). Special fee is for demonstration materials. Saturday's foraging trip is subject to climate conditions, students will receive a partial tuition refund if field trip is canceled. Students are responsible for their own transportation for the field trip on Aug 27, location will be discussed in the first class meeting. Class is limited to 15. Please view the University of Utah's current Covid guidelines for attending classes on campus at https://coronavirus.utah.edu/