From the Welcome Conference in the USA to San Sebastián’s Gastronomika in Spain, conferences have started to meet with the industry in a virtual way. Another conference that meets with the industry in October is the International Mycological Congress, Soria Gastronómica, from Castilla y León in Spain.
Every Monday throughout October, this year’s virtual event will host even more sessions with experts from around the world. On 5, 12, 18, 26 and 27 October, the traditional dates of the congress, there will be multiple sessions available to plug into, with presentations scheduled throughout the day. A host of leading chefs, from Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch of Disfrutar in Barcelona, to Julián Otero from Mugaritz, will be presenting alongside a long list of leading international scientists and academics, all putting the merits of the mushroom under the microscope. There will also be a number of talks honing in on specific varieties, with guests from Canada to Mexico talking about the Blue Mushroom, Saffron Milk Caps the Lobster Mushroom and more.