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 V.17 No.36 | September 4 - 10, 2008 
A basket of chanterelles from Missouri
Maren Tarro

Have Fork, Will Travel

Eating Wild

On the hunt for mushrooms

Mention "fungus" and watch as noses around you being to wrinkle. But the truth is, humans have relied on fungi since the beginning of time. The fuzzier members of the family (molds) have brought us cheese and antibiotics, while fruiting varieties (mushrooms) have made their way to our dinner tables and, in some cases, expanded our consciousness. Rumor has it Adam and Eve took full advantage of a certain mushroom’s ability to aid in the latter and inadvertently spawned a religion or two.

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Unidentified pore surfaced mushroom, bolete variety
Maren Tarro

How To: Valuable Culinary Lessons

Mushroom Hunting 101

“Hey, if I eat this will it kill me?”

Foraging for mushrooms can be a lot of fun and, for some, profitable. Like any hobby, the more information you have the greater your success and enjoyment will be. Here's a guide to get you started:

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 8)

Apples, Pumpkins, Autumn, Oh My!

Third Annual Apple and Pumpkin Fest

Apple picking and orchard tours, fresh apple cider, hay rides, choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, green chile roasting, ristras, live entertainment and more.
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ABQ Corks and Brews at The Yards

Discover the products from the best local breweries, wineries, chocolatiers, musicans and food trucks.

South Valley Growers' Market at Cristo Del Valle Presbyterian Church

Dine and Glow at Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

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