PLEASE NOTE: Instead of our traditional first Tuesday of the month, our September monthly meeting will occur on Sunday, September 5th at 11AM.
For our September meeting we're talkin' truffle with Oregon hypogeous fungi expert Dr. Michael Castellano.
Truffles are widely abundant in the temperate forest here, but of no culinary value, and that's a real shame because culinary truffles' voluptuous aroma is truly sublime. It's no wonder they're the world's most expensive foodstuff. So I'm sorry to say, you'll still have to go to Italy to dig your own summer black truffles, but at least now, if you choose to do so, you'll be well informed on the secret lives of truffles.
This monthly meeting is being conducted as a special event, a lecture followed by forays led by the speaker. The monthly meeting will be virtual, via zoom, on Sunday September 5th at 11AM, and then we'll reconvene later in the day for our first foray. On the following day, Labor Day, we'll have our second truffle foray. Start time and location for each foray will be included in the foray email(s) coming soon, and since they'll have a limited number of registered attendees, be sure to sign up early.
In closing, if you have a chance, I'd recommend you watch this film beforehand. It's a lovely piece of art about Italy's truffle hunters, and their priceless truffle dogs.
Here are the login credentials, including passcode should you need it.
Meeting ID 966 9369 0911