Posts Tagged ‘truffle cooking’

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”.

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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).

Spiny Lobster with Creamy Orzo and Black Truffles

January 20, 2010

The blog of Michael’s in Santa Monica and New York has reproduced a recipe from their cookbook for Spiny Lobster with Creamy Orzo and Black Truffles.

7th Annual Black Truffle Dinner in Milwaukee, WI

January 19, 2010

Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro will be holding their 7th annual “The Black Truffle Dinner” Wednesday, January 20 2009, 6:30 p.m.

Oregon Black Truffle and Black Himalayan Truffle

January 18, 2010

Bryan Beneke published a nice photo on his blog GastroKitchen of an Oregon Black Truffle and Black Himalayan Truffle side-by-side.

Campaign for Real Truffles

January 16, 2010

Lizzy Davis reported in the Guardian in December on calls in France for steps to be taken against the misleading sale of artifical truffle-flavored products. The article is entitled the “Campaign for Real Truffles” which is presumably a play on the “Campaign for Real Ale” an organization in the UK which campaigns for real ale and real pubs.

Win a French Black Truffle

January 15, 2010

Taste With the Eyes blog is giving away a French Black Winter Truffle.  The truffle is being donated by Céline Labaune’s Gourmet Attitude in Manhattan which imports fresh truffles.

Making Synthetic Truffle Oil

January 14, 2010

I came across this article in the New York Times a few weeks ago about the chemicals that go into making most commercially available truffle oil (by Daniel Patterson, chef and owner of Coi restaurant in San Francisco). There was also an interesting article from Slow Food on artificial flavors generally but in particular vanilla and truffle flavors (automatically translated from the Italian).

I have a little vial of the artificial truffle flavor myself (for demonstration only!) and when smelt together with real truffles for comparison the artificial flavor is not only completely one-dimensional but is also slightly nauseating.

Making Real Truffle Oil

January 14, 2010

An article on making real truffle oil without the 2,4-dithiapentane (artificial truffle flavor) which is actually just a very oil-diluted truffle sauce.


Truffle Camp in Napa, California

January 13, 2010

Ken Frank, executive chef and owner of La Toque restaurant, hosts his second annual Truffle Camp: January 17-19, 2010 (from Road Trips for Foodies).