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Classes, Events, Appearances

whole roast pheasant

Photo by Holly A. Heyser

Speaking in Missouri 

March 7

Columbia, Missouri

I’ll be talking about cooking pheasants, quail, partridges and wild turkeys (among other wild game) at the annual meeting of Pheasants and Quail Forever in Missouri. The event is open to the public, and costs $50 for both a full days’ worth of seminars as well as a banquet that evening.

Click here for schedule and ticket information. The event will be held at the Columbia Courtyard by Marriott, 3301 LeMone Industrial Boulevard, Columbia, MO. I’ll have some books to sign and some stories to trade. Cya there?

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Sacramento Food Film Festival

March 19

Sacramento, CA

I will be joining two other cooks to celebrate the premiere of the Sacramento Food Film Festival on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Goldfields Trading Post, 1630 J Street. We’ll each cook up an amuse bouche — a perfect bite — for the festival, which will screen several new films dealing with food politics, behind-the-scenes looks at where your food comes from and more. Details on the premiere are here. Tickets to the premiere are $45.

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Vacaville Library Edible Plant Talk 

March 23

Vacaville, CA

I will be talking about the edible wild plants and mushrooms of the Bay Area and greater Northern California at the Vacaville Library, 1020 Ulatis Ave in Vacaville. You’ll learn about the vast array of fantastic plants and mushrooms we have available to us here in NorCal, ranging from invasives like fennel and tri-cornered leeks to natives like miner’s lettuce, camas bulbs and more. Oh yeah, and I’ll be helping you to ID some edible mushrooms, too!

The event will start at 7 p.m. (No cost to attend!) I will have copies of Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast for sale after the talk.

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Sustainable Eating in Maryland

April 7

Chestertown, MD

I will be speaking on April 7 at Washington College’s Hynson Lounge at 5 p.m. about sustainable eating and making wild food part of your diet. I’ll focus on the wild foods of the Chesapeake region (I used to live in Virginia, so I have experience there), such as shad, stripers, shellfish, deer, waterfowl, wild plants and mushrooms. Details of the event are here, and the talk is free to attend.

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