by Derek Hevel
On June 17th, some of the PSMS cookbook team met for our first official cookbook potluck! Sunny day, some fun engaged cooks, and some tasty mushroom dishes. We met in Heather and Chris’ yard for some culinary tasting and cookbook discussions. Our two hosts, Sarah and myself took some time to “act out the process” of making mushroom recipes, taking photos and saving recipes of prepared dishes, and tasting dishes so we will have an idea how it will go over the next year. The four of us also got into a richer discussion about the cookbook’s content, organization, photos, and style. We had the 1969 cookbook and some contemporary cookbooks to review for possibilities and directions, and I think we made real headway in imagining the finished cookbook itself.
Heather’s Mushroom Pâté
Sarah’s Mushroom Potato Bake
Derek’s 6 types of Stuffed Morels
Everything was delicious! I couldn’t ultimately tell you what went into each of my stuffed morels since the cooking process turned a bit experimental at moments, but I’ll try again with more precise measurements. The iPhone photos I took are ok, but I’ll level up to a better camera and a proper lighting setup soon.
If you’re a PSMS member and want to join the cookbook team, let me know!