- Mushroom Cafe
Food…always a popular item!
This year, we were once again fortunate enough to have Chef Sonny Sung of Bistecca Italian Steakhouse of Edmonton cook our fresh ‘wild
mushrooms’ for the public to try. We were able to procure giant King Oyster mushrooms from the Gruger family which our chef then proceeded to fry with butter, shallots, Marsala wine and cream and serve on slices of baguette. A gastronomic delight!
Our foray coordinator, Thomas Slaymaker made a giant cauldron of his
famous homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup which was served with Porcini crackers. A big seller and truly delicious!
Our Northern Foothills coordinator, Martin Osis, provided us with several cups of his wild-foraged, homemade Chaga Tea. This tea is considered a super food and has many benefits, including, e.g., immune modulation, cancer treatment, heart protection, pain relief, anti-viral, and detoxifying
The Cafe is always a busy place and our volunteer, Louise Puk was able to make sure that the area was smoothly and efficiently run.
In conclusion, so many volunteers participated in this Expo. A big ‘Thank You’ goes out to everyone that helped to make this a great event. It could not be done without everyone’s help. Sorry if we missed any volunteers in our ‘Thank You’ list, but thanks to all who participated!
If you have any ideas for next year’s event, please Contact Us!
The AMS would like to extend a special thank-you to the following:
University of Alberta Botanic Garden / Georgina Bull (Event Coordinator)
Advertising: Edmonton Journal, Nature Alberta, St. Albert Gazette
Mary Jo Flanagan
Pieter Van der Schoot