Monday, April 11, 2011

Event: Grow Your Own Mushrooms!

One of the interesting things about running a food blog is that you get emails from all kinds of people hawking all kinds of different events. For the most part, they aren't all that exciting (a couple of chain restaurants suggesting they're the perfect place for everything from Easter brunch to Valentine's Day), or don't have much to do with food to begin with (TV shows with a restaurant as a main setting). But every now and then, something genuinely interesting and cool comes along, and you want to tell lots of people about it. It's been a while, but this is one of those times.

On the 26th of April at 6:30 pm at SkySong (the ASU facility anchored by the Cirque du Soleil big top looking thing on Scottsdale and McDowell), the nice folks at Maker Bench will present a class about growing your own culinary mushrooms. They will show you how to culture and grow oyster mushrooms right in your kitchen. Even if you don't have a green thumb, . Once you have the hang of it with oyster mushrooms, you can grow whatever other fungi your heart desires... Shiitakes, morels, the list goes on. Even better, attending the event is FREE. They're even nice enough to provide dinner! They have kits available for sale with everything you need; they're $99 if you register by the 19th, and $129 after that.

If you're interested (I sure am!) just go to the event's webpage to sign up.