Join us on May 19 at 7:00 (doors at 6:30) for a 60-minute talk by Eugenia Bone: ‘The Kitchen Mycologist: How a little knowledge of mycology can make you a better mushroom cook.’

Eugenia Bone is a nationally known food and nature journalist and author. Her work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Denver Post, Saveur, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Martha Stewart Living, Wine Enthusiast, Sunset, Metropolis, and The National Lampoon.

She is the author of five books. At Mesa’s Edge was nominated for a Colorado Book Award. She wrote Italian Family Dining with her father, celebrated chef Edward Giobbi. Well-Preserved was nominated for a James Beard award, and was on many best cookbooks of 2009 lists. Mycophilia: Revelations From the Weird World of Mushrooms, was on Amazon’s best science books of 2011 list and nominated for a Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries award. Her fifth book, The Kitchen Ecosystem (October, 2014) was nominated for a Books for a Better Life award, and on many best cookbooks of 2014 lists. Her current project is Microbia: A Journey Into the Unseen World Around You, a study of life from the microbial point of view.

Her writing and recipes have been anthologized in a number of publications, including Best Food Writing, Saveur Cooks, and The Food & Wine Cookbook, among others. Eugenia has lectured widely, in venues like the Denver Botanical Garden, Georgia Center for the Book, the Rubin Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History, and many mycological and gardening societies, and has been the featured speakers at a number of mushroom festivals. She has judged food, wine, and writing competitions, and appeared on television, radio, and pod casts many times. She is the founder of Slow Food Western Slope in Colorado and is the former president of the New York Mycological Society. She is the cofounder of the feminist group, Downtown Women for Change. Eugenia lives in New York City and Western Colorado. More info at