Munching on Mushrooms - Meals, Medicine and Magic

Schools of Public Engagement: Food Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Umami Studies
Fall 2023
Taught By: Fa-Tai Shieh
Section: A

CRN: 12079

Credits: 3

This course is devoted to examining how humans have ingested mushrooms through past and present history. Mushrooms are part of the fungi kingdom and are unique in their biology and nutrition. Different cultures have sought out mushrooms for various purposes - food, nutrition, medicine and as a hallucinogenic intoxicant. This course will introduce students to mycophagy, or the human consumption of mushrooms. Topics covered will include mushroom biology and ecology, foraging, cultural fear and love of mushrooms, fungi gastronomy and cuisine, mushrooms in non-western medicine, and the use of shrooms for spiritual practices.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Food Studies (NFDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:06pm EDT 5/31/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/29/2023 - 12/5/2023