Munching on Mushrooms - Meals, Medicine and Magic

Schools of Public Engagement: Food Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Umami Studies

Fall 2021

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)

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 2:01pm 9/20/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 617

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/7/2021