The Asheville Mushroom Club is a diverse group of people whose common interest is to learn about fungi. Anyone with an interest in mushrooms is encouraged to join!

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Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are open to the public and feature a guest speaker and recent area finds.

Time & Date

7:00 PM on the last Thursday of the month, March through November.


The US Forest Service building.
It is located at 160 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

Speaker Program

July 2018: Scott Pavelle.
Scott will share his knowledge on boletes, including explanation of a key he developed to help ID boletes as well as culinary tips for boletes!

2018 Schedule
Date Speaker
March 29 Mike Hopping
April 26 Mike Hopping
May 31 Marc Williams
June 28 Andy Methven
July 26 Scott Palvelle
August 30 Mike Hopping
September 27 Mark Brenner
October 25 Brandon Matheny
November 29 Annual Business Meeting. Current members only.


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Tree Ears with Bean Thread

Recipe by: AMC Collection, Cooking with the Asheville Mushroom Club, p.127

Tree ears give wonderful texture and interest to this delicious Asian vegetarian main dish. 

  • 3 T. tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 T. brown rice vinegar
  • 1 T. mirin sauce (optional)
  • 1 pkg. bean thread or cellophance noodles
  • 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T. grated fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 c. sliced green onions
  • 1/2 c. snow peas
  • 1/2 c. grated carrot
  • 1/2 c. sliced tree ear mushrooms
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Mix tamari, vinegar and mirin together in a bowl and set aside. Soak noodles in a large bowl of hot water for 15 minutes or until soft. Drain and set aside. Place oil in a non-stick fryiing pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook until garlic just begins to color. Add onions, carrot and snow peas, and stir fry for a few minutes. Add tree ears and cook for one more minute. While stirring, drizzle the egg in slowly. Stir and cook until the egg is evenly distributed through the vegetables. Now add noodles and quickly pour soy suce mixture over them. Stir everything together and cook until the noodles become transparent and stained with sauce, approximately 3 - 5 minutes. Serves 2 hungry people.

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