Après Midi

Meeting of September 13, 2016

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Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi 

Jeffrey Greene

Since 2002, I've never missed a single Après Midi until this one. Not only was this the beginning of the new year as La Rentrée kicks off, but Jeffrey Greene spoke, one of my favorite authors and favorite people. You have no idea how much I hated being sick in bed with an intestinal flu while so many of you were having the pleasure of his talk about his latest book, "In Pursuit of Wild Edibles." (If you haven't read it, then you MUST. He's the master of prose and story-telling, not to mention an expert on such edibles as mushrooms and oysters and the like. (You can get your copy by clicking on our Recommended Reading page)

Thanks goes out to "Paris on a Dime" Patty Sadauskas, my devoted personal assistant, who orchestrated the event in my absence, and The Essoyes School's Janet Hulstrand, who assisted Patty, both of whom who have kept my freezer full of soups from Picard and water in my glass on the nightstand. Also thanks to Bob Eifling for helping Patty hang the black paper shades to block out the light for Jeffrey's PowerPoint presentation.

Patty took the photos in my absence and Jeffrey made a charming PowerPoint presentation complete with photos from the book. Patty walked away with an interesting point – that pharmacists in France are trained in detecting poisonous mushrooms, so before you dare to eat something for which you foraged, have it checked out by the local pharmacist!

In attendance were:
•    Aideen Wilson
•    Alexandria Levie
•    Bob Eifling
•    Donna Deeley
•    Ellen Hampton
•    Erwin Petri
•    Holly Francis
•    Janet Hulstrand
•    Jason Sprinks
•    Jim and Beth Eckenrod
•    Karina Clark
•    Lana Yarbro
•    Linda Quinet
•    Lois and Rob Mandel
•    Marilee McClintock
•    Martha B. Wagley
•    Martha Bureau
•    Mary Ellen Gallagher
•    Medora Kaltenbach
•    Nancy Kissock
•    Pamela and Jim Leavy
•    Pamela Shandel
•    Patricia Laplante Collins
•    Patty Sadauskas
•    Ruth and Gerard Ames
•    Susie Fowler
•    Suzanne Burke
•    Yael Ménassé Friedberg
•    Plus others who did not sign in!

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group Après Midi