Lorenzo Pirisino

Mushrooms and Cinema

Posted on 2006/10/22 09:35:13 (October 2006).

[21st October 2006]

Nothing special to report today. I woke up quite early because the guy who comes to clean my mum's house forgot the keys and started ringing the bell at 8 o'clock in the morning...

Luckily for him I get plenty of sleep during the week, so I didn't get too much upset.

In the afternoon I brought yet more boxes to the new house, the big move is on Sunday, but I thought that starting to bring stuff might be a good idea.
Then before dinner we went with Federico to Gianfranco's Wild Mushroom Show.

Gianfranco is part of this association that deals with wild mushrooms, he knows them all, and usually goes picking them when the time is right.
The show was quite interesting, of course my attention was drawn by the most poisonous ones! :)

In the evening we got some Chinese (at the “Luxurious Chinese Restaurant”)and then off to see a an Italian movie called “La Sconosciuta” (The Lady Unknown), which was surprisingly great.

Then off to bed!

Comment 1

Actually sounds a rather good Saturday - despite the early call... :) Joc has a picture on the wall here entitled "Some Edible Fungi" and it shows many wild mushrooms, edible and otherwise. I'm never sure if one day I'l be experimented on... :(((

Posted by Nigel at 2006/10/22 22:58:08.

Comment 2

As far as the show was concerned there were a lot of mushrooms that looked similar to me but that were completely different if you were to eat them.. I think that you really have to know your stuff to go picking mushrooms, there are good chances that you might pick a poisonous one (out of 6000 species only 30 are edible, and 17 are poisonous, all the rest is going to give you some bad effect)...

Still I like them (to eat) so I thought it was good to see them for real! :)

Posted by Lox at 2006/10/23 10:05:45.

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