2021 March General Zoom Meeting: Chef Zachary Mazi - Edible Mushrooms of the Lanna Kingdom (by )

? WHEN: 03/17/2021, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
? WHERE: Zoom Meeting - Where ever you are

Please join us for our General Meeting on Zoom .  The Zoom session will be opened at 6:30 pm for those who would like to socialize and chat with fellow mycophiles before the main meeting, which will start at 7:00 pm.  A discussion of upcoming events and minister's reports will precede our speaker.  Talented Chef and club member Chef Zachary Mazi now residing in Thailand.

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Edible Mushrooms of the Lanna Kingdom

Northern Thailand, a collection of nine provinces in the far northern part of the country is unique in several fascinating ways. The region is very mountainous, and borders both Myanmar and Laos, jutting up into the center of the SE Asian peninsula.  Centered around the largest city in the area, Chiang Mai, the area was once the powerful Lanna Kingdom (1269-1558), and remained locally administered until it's last king died in 1939.  Not surprisingly, the food and cultures of Northern Thailand is unique.  Forest management and foraging is a big part of its history, rich in various Hill Tribes (cuisines/customs) that have moved from China and around the SE Asian peninsula and operated as small communities outside of the kingdoms themselves. This talk is an opportunity to join me on my journey as I recount my explorations of the (mostly wild) edible mushrooms in Northern Thailand, the culture of foraging & cooking, with language and recipes woven in, through the eyes of a curious chef.  Thailand is an emerging myco-region, so it is a special time to be here, helping to bring more attention to the incredible edible mycoflora of the world.

Classically trained in the art of French cooking, with a personal love of New American and Pacific Northwest cuisine, Chef Zachary Mazi creates an organic, foraged, local, & imaginative experience in both global cuisine, whether dining in the kitchen or presenting on Zoom.  With a background in earth sciences (BS Geological Sciences) intertwined with nearly 3 decades working in the food industry, self-guided studies in permaculture farming, herbal & mushroom medicines, Chef Mazi provides a comprehensive and inspired view on how to eat better. He currently lives and forages with his fiancé Kimbery Hunter in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  He is the owner-chef-imaginator at The Food Bender, a budding cookbook author, and mycophagy researcher.  See his self-published work on patreon.com/mycophagybook.

Zachary Mazi

Want to cook something NEW?  Check out my #QuarantineQuookbook Volume 1, created during lock-down in Thailand in April!  60+ recipes with photos and semi-hilarious commentary for you to enjoy.

Follow this link below to get a FREE PDF VERSION of my study of Thai Cuisine (and also some Mexican, American Brunch and Italian favorites).

Social tags and websites:
@TheFoodBender (or .com)
@MycophagyBook (or .com)