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Fen/March events  Dan Strehl
 Feb 05, 2004 11:18 PST 

Upcoming programs and events:

CHSC February program:

Saturday, February 14, 10:30 am Mar Taper Auditorium, Central Library
Linda Civitello, author of Cuisine and Culture, will lecture on "Sugar
and Vice, from Columbus to Vassar fudge.

Copies of her book will be available for purchase.

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WILD MUSHROOM FAIR AT VETERAN'S MEMORIAL COMPLEX
CULVER CITY, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 10 am - 4 pm

Los Angeles Mycological Society* will be holding its 20th Annual Wild
Mushroom Fair at the Veterans' Memorial Complex in Culver City, on
Sunday, Feb.15th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the Fair is
$5.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors (60 and above) children under 12 are
free. The Veterans' Memorial Complex is at 4117 Overland Ave in Culver
City on the SW corner of Overland Ave. and Culver Blvd. (S. of the 10
and E of the 405 freeways). The Wild Mushroom Fair is a unique
educational event for anyone wishing to learn more about the exciting
world of mushrooms and fungi.


The Fair will feature:
An extensive display of local wild mushrooms in natural settings
Lectures and audio-visual presentations by mushroom experts
On-the-spot mushroom identification - bring in unknown mushrooms for
expert identification
Cooking demonstrations by well-known Los Angeles chefs including:
Michael Cimarusti of The Water Grill and Sal Marino of Il Grano
restaurants
Vendors selling mushroom-related merchandise such as edible and
medicinal mushrooms,
gourmet items, cookbooks, field guides and posters, crafts, stationery
and collectibles
Grow-your-own mushroom kits for sale
Childrens' Activities including Mushroom Mania- Fungi Fun for kids with
Gino Campagna of the Disney Channel's "Gino's Kitchen"
Raffle and Door Prizes (1 free raffle ticket is included in entrance
fee)

On Saturday, February 14, there will be three mushroom forays to collect
wild mushrooms for display at the Fair. One will be in Cleveland
National Forest, E. of Orange County, the second and third at locations
yet to be announced . The public is invited to participate in these
forays free of charge. Up-to-date information will be available at the
following number and website and email.

LAMS recorded info:    (323) 292-1900
Website: www.nhm.org/lams
Foray Chair - Steven Pencall - email at canthar-@yahoo.com


* THE LOS ANGELES MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY is a non-profit organization
dedicated to the study and enjoyment of wild and cultivated mushrooms.
We are a diverse group-mycologists, culinary professionals, avid
aficionados and novice fungophiles interested in hunting, identifying,
and cooking mushrooms.
Other mushroom-related interests include commercial production,
cultivation, cooking, fabric dyeing, ecology, and medicinal uses, as
well as ethnobotany, taxonomy (classification & evolution) folklore, and
toxicity. We are affiliated with and meet once a month at the Natural
History Museum of Los Angeles.

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CHHSC Program March 13: St. Joseph's Day Tables and "Feeding the Poor"
in Los Angeles. The mid-Lenten Sicilian
custom of the St. Joseph's Table, (St. Joseph feast day is March 19),
often lasting from l-3 days, is widespread in
Los Angeles, and wherever diaspora Sicilians have settled. Widely
diffused in Sicily, St. Joseph’s tables were
primarily meant for feeding the poor in a direct act of public charity.
This talk explores the meaning of public and
private tables in their Los Angeles context.

Luisa Del Giudice is an Independent Scholar and Director of the Italian
Oral History Institute in Los Angeles. She was Visiting
Assistant Professor of Italian Folklore, UCLA (1995-2001); and has
published and lectured widely on Italian and Italian American
folk life from foodways and oral expression to material culture,
children's literature. Among her writing credits are contributions to
several encyclopedias including Scribner’s Encyclopedia of Food and
Culture.

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The Huntington Botanical Gardens presents:
Culinary Workshop: An Italian Dinner
March 16 (Tuesday) 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Oregano, rosemary, thyme.bellissimo! Join chef Giovanni Casadei and
horticulturalist Brian Sullivan for an evening of Italian cuisine
featuring
freshly picked herbs from the Huntington Herb Garden. Includes garden
tour,
cooking demonstration, and a delicious vegetarian meal. Members: $55.
Non-members: $65. Registration: (626) 405-2146.

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Dan Strehl, Culinary Historians of Southern California and
Manager, Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library
voice: 323-856-8264 email dstr-@lapl.org fax 323 467-5707
	
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