The importance of wild mushrooms – Bill O Dea _ Bio Diversity Event

Bill O Dea comes to Annascaul

We are looking forward to having Bill O Dea stop by in Annascaul on Sat, 21 Aug at 11:00 a.m to talk about mushrooms and their place in the eco system.

He loves all issues biodiversity and enjoys foraging for mushrooms and other wild foods, Bill enjoys sharing his knowledge on this fascinating subject. His antidotes are amusing. Bill even has stories about the strange and nasty aspects of fungi and their relationship to the planet.  This man is recommended by RTE TV  and has been on various shows including (Corrigan knows food, Nationwide, Living the Wildlife.

Neven Maguire’s Irish Food Trails)  recommends him. This genius features on TV3, TG4,  Irish Independent, Irish Times, Examiner, Sunday Independent, Sunday Times. Katy McGuinness did a feature on him.  On Morning Ireland, Mooney goes wild also spoke and interviewed him.

Ross Golden Bannon top ten events of the year mention him on Sunday Business Post

We are delighted to have Bill  speak this month in Annascaul about why he thinks mushrooms are important to us and their pace in an eco-environment. Feel free to get in contact if you wish to attend this event.

Worldwide foraging

Ulrich Hutch talks also about worldwide foraging. He mentions in chef networks that foraging has undergone a genuine uptake. It is almost as if we are getting back to our basic place in nature. We enjoy being involved with the collection of wild food. It allows us to be one with nature and work for our food. This is the real thing. You might say it is a  good workout. Foraging simulates our senses and self-awareness. We truly understand why we search for wild mushrooms on a wet hillside or why we pick dulse at low water tide. Our satisfaction is total especially when we cook these items back in the kitchen.

Annascaul Cafe and Pottery
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