Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms By Eugenia Bone
Sunday, August 12
Restaurant Kelly Liken, Vail
Restaurant Kelly Liken will be hosting a special mushroom-inspired dinner and book signing with Eugenia Bone. Eugenia is the author of "Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms." She will be signing books at the restaurant starting at 6pm. After the book signing; Eugenia will be making her way around the dining room to visit with some of the diners.
From veteran food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone comes a fascinating exploration of the cultural, social, and scientific dimensions of the ubiquitous—yet often misunderstood—mushroom.
Kelly will also be developing a mushroom-inspired menu for this special evening. This will be a 3-course menu for $49 utilizing ingredients from the Sunday Farmers’ Market. There will be live jazz music from the Tony G Jazz Trio starting at 8:30.
"One of the most beguiling books I've read this year. A generous sprinkling of amateur photos only adds to the charm of "Mycophilia"...Weird details,combined with a flair for startling analogies, brighten even the most rambling passages of Bone's book...Set her on the hunt for fungi in the aftermath of a forest fire and Bone can make you shiver in the slovenly vacuum of a campsite she compres to a cold fireplace...Bone deployes the precise, uncommon vocabulary of the best naturalists. Bone's enthusiasm would prompt even the most languid armchair ecologist to take a new interest in...mushrooms...Each and every fungus contains properties that, as described by Bone, sound almost magical...Delicious, surprising and dizzyingly informative book."
-New York Times Book Review
"Earthy and honest...with good humor and clear writing."
-The Denver Post