To truffle or not to truffle!

To truffle or not to truffle!

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I have to admit the stale old truffle oil I have is really really good so I understand your desires.
Go for it.

Tanna — Friday 28th July 2006 12:53 pm

Gareth is beyond cute!

Jeff — Saturday 29th July 2006 2:09 am

To truffle! To truffle! Most definitely to truffle!

Like you I've never seen a truffle. I think I tasted truffle oil once but between you and me ... I couldn't see what the big deal was. Maybe it wasn't very good truffle oil.

I'd definitely like to try the real thing though ... one day.

Great review!

Ivonne — Saturday 29th July 2006 2:46 am

Hi Bron, great writing. I would never spend so much money on a white truffle but imagine several years ago I was with the famous cook and vinegar-maker Cesare from Albaretto della Torre /Piemonte and his dog in the early morning fog looking for white truffles. I was on the occasion of taking a film about Piemonte and maybe you have already seen some pics from then in my blog. It was fascinating to watch the interact between the trifulau and his dog and whenever we entered a trattoria the air was filled with the scent of fresh truffles. I can state that I can live without them but to experience the hype and the myth around it was great. If you don`t mind that it is commented in German I gladly send you a copy of the film. Have a good weekend, even if there is winter with you ! But a wintery weekend has wonderful sides, with and without truffles.... angelika

angelika — Saturday 29th July 2006 10:54 am

Thanks Bron! You're very kind to my little book - I owe you a truffle when I've got some spare - still only found the one, sadly.

We did have truffle pizza last night, courtesy of a truffle Peg sniffed out at Ashburton earlier in the week. Not yet perfected the technique, but they were good. Wood-fired ovens take a long time to heat up in the middle of winter...

Jeff: the dog is Peg. And she is "beyond cute"...


Gareth — Saturday 29th July 2006 11:57 am

Great review. You're lucky to have the land to grow your own truffles. Reading the book made me want to go out and start my own truffière.

barbara — Saturday 29th July 2006 10:23 pm

Thank you Tanna dear!

Hi Jeff,
unfortunately I think Gareth is spoken for! Hehe

you'll have to leave summer behind and come on over to try one of Gareth's truffle with me next year!

Thank you so much Angelika,
what an experience that must have been!!
We've had some beautiful weather here in the last few days, so I really shouldn't complain so much!

Gareth, you are most welcome!
Your book is fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed every page and I will definitely be taking you up on your truffle offer.
Thank you so much!

Thank you Barbara,
yes we sure are very lucky to have a wee bit of land.

Thanks all

bron — Sunday 30th July 2006 8:25 pm

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