Food Lover’s Book Club is a bimonthly discussion of a cookbook or food-related book led by 5280’s food editor Amanda M. Faison. The free gathering takes place at the Ross-Cherry Creek Library.

Morels, chanterelles, matsutakes, and other hard-to-come-by mushrooms have an almost mythical quality to them. Their ethereal nature—and the thrill of searching for them—is what propels Pete Marczyk of Marczyk Fine Foods deep into the woods each foraging season. On Wednesday, October 12, he’ll join food editor Amanda M. Faison to discuss foraging, technique, etiquette, and the community surrounding mushroom hunting.

The chosen book, The Mushroom Hunters: On The Trail Of An Underground America by Langdon Cook, details the fascinating and sometimes shadowy underground world of the professional mushroom hunter. Check out the book from the library and come ready to discuss. Bonus: Samples.

Free, 6 p.m., Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library, 305 Milwaukee St., 720-865-0120

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.