Thursday, 30 September 2010

13th edition of Jimena's Mushroom Days set for November 26 to 28

The annual Jornadas Micológicas del Parque Natural Los Alcornocales (Micology Workshops, really) have been set for November 26 to 28 next. People come from all over the country and beyond to take part in what has become one of Jimena's main attractions. With children's activities included, enthusiasts head out into the countryside to search for wild mushrooms. They are brought back for identification and then cooked by a well known invited chef. Lectures and round tables on the subject take place and village restaurants and bars prepare special mushroom menus for the event's three days duration. Councillor for the Environment Fernando Gómez also announces a specific website being set up at this moment. Photo of the prized chantarelle, with which Los Alcornocales Nature Park abounds and that has been a pillar of the local economy for years.

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