FANTASTIC FUNGI GLOBAL SUMMIT
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FOOD & FORAGERS

Gary Lincoff
Ode to a Fantastic Foraging

Enjoy this never before seen video, featuring footage we couldn’t fit into the final film of Fantastic Fungi. This short film is yours free with the Global Summit and as part of the Premium Access “Voices from the Underground.” In this short film you’ll enjoy the passion of foraging for mushrooms as is so appropriately conveyed by one of the fungi kingdom’s great lovers, the late Gary Lincoff.  You’ll be out in nature, right with us all, foraging for the fantastic fungi.

Eugenia Bone
Chef & Author

Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Eugenia Bone, chef, author, nature and food journalist, and speaker. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we get to dig deeply into mushroom recipes, biology preservation, the unseen world, and the myopia of life that exists in the unseen world. Hear about how fungi has gone from GEEK TO THE COOL KID in just 20 years and about how we do better when connected (even in cooking!)  Then we get personal, confronting the idea of aging and self-hate was transformed in her by a mushroom journey.  Louie shares his own journey too. And in the end we feel like we really got to peer in on an intimate conversation with two brilliant minds. Speaking of minds, we even cover how mushrooms are helping us study the brain! It’s a must see conversation.

Rick Bayless
Celebrity Chef

Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Rick Bayless, a celebrity chef known for winning Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we get the unique combination of a full cooking demo while having a full conversation. Truly multi-faceted, Rick gives us some beautiful insights into Mexican cuisine and the use of mushrooms that we, in the USA, would normally throw away but are considered a delicacy.  You’ll want to see the whole talk and finished meal that will leave you inspired to go to farmers markets, grocery stores, and look for new mushrooms. But the reality is that so many people live in FOOD DESERTS, like inner city areas, where the availability of good food is limited. Hear Rick speaks to this and how food is FUEL FOR THE BODY AND SOUL.

Britt Bunyard
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of the Mycology Journal

Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Britt Bunyard Ph.D, publisher and editor in chief of the mycology journal, FUNGI. He’s been featured on NPR, NOVA, FORBES and more. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we explore the man behind the most popular magazine on mushrooms.  He reveals the underbelly of what it took to start it and how he’s watched a small field burst into a now clearly booming/mushrooming field. Britt gives us keys for young people getting into the business and field.  He tells us how plants rely on fungi. And he reveals how the decriminalization years ago prevented us from studying this wonderful kingdom of fungi.

Spike Mendelsohn
Chef & Author

Enjoy this excerpt from our conversation with Spike Mendelsohn, a celebrity chef, restaurateur, food policy advocate, and podcast host. In the full length video (Available in your Premium Access “Voices from the Underground”) we reveal just how cool mushrooms can be for a protein replacement, in fact he cooks us a few dishes while we speak to him. You’ll vibe on Spike’s passion for tasty food that is healthy and that will blow your mind in terms of what’s possible with mushrooms. Don’t throw that part of the mushroom away, it could be your next famous “chicken” sandwich. According to Spike, the food monopoly is changing and how most people that eat at his plant based restaurants are not even vegetarians! Mushrooms are incredibly eco-friendly to grow, hear how from Spike.

William Padilla-Brown
a special short film on growing and foraging

Enjoy this never before seen video, featuring footage we couldn’t fit into the final film of Fantastic Fungi.  This short film is yours free with the Global Summit and as part of the Premium Access “Voices from the Underground.” In this short film you’ll get up close and personal with William Padilla-Brown and his journey with growing, teaching and foraging. We wish we could have shown it all in the film, but thankfully now we can share it with you all at the Summit!

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