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The Culture of Mushroom Hunters, May 7 @ 7:30 pm
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    Post #1 - April 10th, 2018, 9:48 am
    Post #1 - April 10th, 2018, 9:48 am Post #1 - April 10th, 2018, 9:48 am
    Chicago Foodways Roundtable
    and
    Illinois Mycological Association
    present

    Morel Tales:
    The Culture of Mushrooming

    Presented by Gary Fine, PhD

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    Joint meeting with the Illinois Mycological Association

    Niles History and Culture Center
    8970 Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, IL 60714
    (Just north of Dempster)
    Public transportation: Blue Line to the Jefferson Park CTA Station, from there it is 20 minutes on the PACE #270 bus to Milwaukee and Elizabeth.
    Free Parking in the lot behind the building
    Cost: Free. All are welcome!

    Drawing on the observations of three years spent in the company of dedicated amateur mushroomers and professional mycologists. Gary Alan Fine explores the ways in which Americans attempt to give meaning to the natural world, while providing an eye-opening look inside the cultures they construct around its study and appreciation.

    This will be an interview-discussion with Gary Alan Fine, whose book Morel Tales: The Culture of Mushrooming (2003), is considered a landmark work on environmental sociology. We will explore his examination of a thriving community, one with its own language, ceremonies, jokes, narratives, rivalries and social codes. We will learn of the American phenomenon Fine calls “Naturework,’ that is, culturally constructing one’s own place in the natural environment through communities with shared systems of assigned meaning.

    “Naturework,” Fine observes, is something we all do on some level – not only birders, butterfly collectors, rock hounds, hunters, hikers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts, but all of us who construct community through narrative and nature through culture.

    Gary Alan Fine, PhD is a professor of sociology at Northwestern University. He has been a member of Illinois Mycological Association and Culinary Historians of Chicago.

    This program is hosted by the Chicago Foodways Roundtable. To reserve, please e-mail: culinaryhistorians@gmail.com.

    http://www.CulinaryHistorians.org

    Niles Historical Society
    8970 Milwaukee Avenue
    Niles, IL 60714
    847-390-0160

    Niles Historical & Cultural Center is about a tenth of a mile Southeast from the Golf-Mill Shopping center. The former sheriff’s office has parking behind the building. The meeting room is on the third floor and is accessible by elevator as well as a large staircase. Restrooms are available on first and third floors. A museum volunteer will open the building for us this evening.

    For public transport from the city, take the Blue Line to the Jefferson Park CTA Station, from there it is 20 minutes on the PACE #270 bus to Milwaukee and Elizabeth.
    The museum is open to the public Mondays, Wednesdays
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #2 - May 16th, 2018, 12:34 am
    Post #2 - May 16th, 2018, 12:34 am Post #2 - May 16th, 2018, 12:34 am
    Podcast
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast

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