Thursday, July 25, 2024

Fungus Festival, Smoke n’ Guns, Kids’ Fishing Derby

Mark your calendar for Fungus Festival, Smoke n' Guns FNRA event, kids' fishing derby and much more with details in this week's Around Town events roundup.

Cordova Fungus Festival begins on Aug. 31

Fungus-pluckers, lichen-lovers and other foragers of the land will gather on Labor Day weekend to celebrate the 11th annual Cordova Fungus Festival, which runs from...

Cordova’s funky fungus festival is always an autumn favorite

There’s fungus among us – several varieties of fungi, that is, in the forests and through the trees all around Cordova. Last weekend was full...
Russula nigricans mushrooms, photographed in “pictorial” style. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

6 tips to photograph mushrooms like a scientist

These guidelines will help you properly document the mushrooms you find on your forays.

Cordova festival celebrates fungus

Autumn approaches on Prince William Sound and the welcome mat is out for participants in the 12th annual Cordova Fungus Festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 2,...
Photo courtesy Erin Cooper/Chugach National Forest

Fungus Festival 2019: from foraging to feasting

Fungus Festival kicks off in Cordova this week. Below is a complete listing of festival events. Unless otherwise noted, all events meet at the Cordova Center....
Jerk shrimp and grits prepared by chef Lindsay Kucera using Alaskan ingredients.Photo courtesy Wongi Kim

Kucera plans Thai-Alaskan menu for Wild Harvest Feast

“For me, more than what’s on the table, it matters to me who’s in the chairs,” chef Lindsay Kucera said. “Even if I’m making macaroni and cheese, if I’m doing it with someone interesting and vital, that’s the best experience I could have.”
Chad Hyatt is a classically trained chef specializing in mushrooms. In 2018, Hyatt published “The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen,” a guide that works mushrooms into everything from pork belly to ice cream. Photo courtesy Cordova Chamber of Commerce

Mushroom gourmet to lead foraging, cookery workshop

“Mushrooms are so mysterious, so ephemeral and fleeting,” Chad Hyatt said. “Even the people I know who know more about mushrooms than anybody are constantly puzzled by them."
Fungus Festival arts and crafts. The event, scheduled for Aug. 29-Sept. 1, will feature a variety of activities. Photo courtesy Cordova Chamber of Commerce

11 artistic ways to explore the world of fish, forest, fungus

While Cordova’s fishing fleet is out gathering nets full of Copper River and Prince William Sound salmon, its land-based foragers are hunting wild berries, yellow-footed chanterelles...

Renowned Alaska chef returns to Cordova

Laura Cole, owner and head chef of 229 Parks in Denali National Park & Preserve, will prepare a special menu for the Wild Harvest...