Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mycological Society presents “All Things Truffle”

David Kahn of the Los Angeles Mycological Society has extended an invitation to Slow Food Los Angeles members and friends to attend the next LAMS meeting featuring Robert Chang, Managing Director of the American Truffle Company, who will be speaking on “All Things Truffle.”

When: Monday, March 15, 2010 at 7:30pm
Where: The Times-Mirror Meeting Room at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles. Visit the LAMS website for directions.
Cost: Free

Mr. Chang’s presentation will start with a brief discussion of the truffle’s natural habitats and the state of the truffle supply/demand worldwide, and will proceed to cooking with truffles and the reality behind truffle oils. The bulk of the talk will be on the science of truffle cultivation, with focus on important factors that determine cultivation success.

Mr. Chang will also touch upon the unique ways American Truffle Company has been able to gather, analyze and mine its substantial amount of field data, which forms the basis of ATC’s
ever-improving scientific methodologies and best practices, in addition to continued ongoing research in the laboratory.

Based in San Francisco, Robert Chang loves to cook, especially with all kinds of mushrooms. Prior to founding ATC, he held a number of management roles in product development, sales and
marketing in high tech.

Visitors are encouraged to bring in any mushrooms they may find for identification and display.