Archive for January, 2010

More Truffles from Istria

January 31, 2010

I have also been pointed to another post on Istrian truffles (white truffles this time) on this Croatian travel site. The article also includes a receipe for truffles with a type of pasta called FUŽI which is apparently typical of the Istria region.

Istrian Truffles in Croatia

January 30, 2010

Heather Cowper writes about her encounter with Istrian truffles in Croatia last summer on her blog Heather On Her Travels .

Squirrel Brand Italian Black Truffle Almonds

January 29, 2010

I came across these interesting Truffled Almonds from Squirrel Brand the other day. I also noticed that Squirrel Brand are suing Urbani Truffles for copyright infringement. I hope it wasn’t for reproducing their product photos on a blog…

Truffled Scrambled Eggs

January 27, 2010

In a recent post on her blog food stylist Jennifer McLagan describes cooking up her traditional New Year morning dish of truffled scrambled eggs (and then using truffle peel to try to produce a truffle liquor).

Black Truffle in Houston

January 26, 2010

Jeremy Parzan (on his really great Italian wine and food blog Do Vino) has published a photo taken in Houston of an Umbrian truffle (what he calls “Black Truffle Porn”)  described as:

Scorched earth, lunar landscape, extraterrestrial poop? No, black truffles from Umbria. The surface reminds me of the cratered earth you see in Tuscany and Umbria when they till the land.


Une Passion Périgourdine (A Tale of Truffles)

January 25, 2010

There are some great photos of a truffle hunting trip and Perigourdian truffle fairs over at the DorpatSherrardLomont blog.

Truffled Chocolate Truffle (or Chocolated Truffle Truffle…)

January 24, 2010

Just to confuse all those poor souls who are just getting to grips with the difference between chocolate truffles and real truffles, Norwalk chocolatiers Knipschildt have come up with La Madeline au Truffe. The 1.9 oz (just over 50g) chocolate contains a French Perigord truffle costs $250 and was recognized by Forbes Magazine as the most expensive chocolate in the world.

A Recipe for White Truffle Risotto

January 23, 2010

Author and teacher Giuliano Hazan has reproduced a recipe for white truffle risotto on his Educated Palate blog using truffle paste as a replacement for fresh truffles.

Nobody Knows the Truffles I’ve Seen….

January 22, 2010

More tales from Erika Kereke’s kitchen this time on her growing white truffle “habit”.

Scrambled Eggs with Oregon White Truffles

January 21, 2010

Erika Kerekes also yesterday  included the important (if you live in LA) announcement that fresh Oregon truffles are now available at the Santa Monica Farmers Market (in her Erika’s kitchen blog).