Morel mushrooms have captivated foragers and gourmet cooks alike. They grow in many parts of the world, in meadows and forests. The challenge and thrill of finding them in the wild is even more satisfying when they are prepared into a delicious dish.
Morchella esculenta and other species of morels, known as “guchi” in Chinese Medicine, are widely used as a therapeutic food since they are highly nutritious and have medicinal benefits.
Researchers have demonstrated the immune-supportive properties of these mushrooms which inhibited the proliferation and growth of human colon cancer cells. They have also been studied for their anti-inflammatory and blood sugar-stabilizing benefits.
In this webinar you will learn:
- How and where to find morels
- Sustainably methods of harvesting
- How to dry and preserve morels
- Delicious gourmet dishes with morels
- Their wonderful health benefits
This webinar will be recorded. Please be sure to register to receive an email when the replay is posted within the BotanicWise Community.
About Your Instructor
Dr. Christopher Hobbs is a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, herbal clinician, research scientist, consultant to the dietary supplement industry, expert witness, botanist, and mycologist with over 35 years of experience.
He is the author or co-author of over 20 books, including the new “Christopher Hobbs’s Medicinal Mushrooms, the Essential Guide” and winner of the 2021 American Botanical Council James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award.
Christopher has lectured on herbal medicine worldwide. He earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, one of the world’s most prestigious universities, with research and publication in evolutionary biology, biogeography, phylogenetics, plant chemistry, and ethnobotany.
Not only is he a science geek, but he also has a wealth of clinical experience as a licensed acupuncturist and herbal clinician. He literally is a fountain of information, but most importantly, Christopher has a gentle, mindful way with which he approaches both his work and his day-to-day life, with an eager desire to most of all make the planet a kinder place to live.