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American Truffle Revolution Returns to Nantucket

Robert Chang returns to Nantucket for the 22nd annual Nantucket Wine & Food Festival, May 15-19, to present the American Truffle Revolution, an interactive experience that reveals the flavors, gastronomy, history and mystery of black truffles. He’ll also discuss how American Truffle Company has been leading the way in applying cutting edge science to reliably [...]

2020-04-28T14:29:15-07:00March 26th, 2019|Events/Activities, Special Interest, Truffle News|

Chef Jodie Rubin’s Black Truffle Quiche

On the chilly mornings of the Napa Truffle Festival’s Wild Mushroom Forays, Chef Jodie Rubin warmed everyone up with her tasty truffle quiche. “It was absolutely yummy,” said one happy forager. “What a way to start a mushroom hunt!” “It’s super easy to make,” says Chef Jodie. “The kale and Fontina cheese make it hearty, [...]

2019-06-25T14:41:19-07:00February 19th, 2019|Chefs, For the Home Cook, Recipes/Culinary|

Truffle economy: how a scientist sniffed out a culinary opportunity

Late one winter afternoon, in a field near Edinburgh, a scientist and a hunter are standing over a springer spaniel, watching it tear furiously at the base of a tree. Every few seconds, the dog ceases its digging, reaches down with its mouth and shakes a clod of earth as if it were a small mammal between its jaws. After a few minutes, the hunter, a retiree called Joyce, raises her hand and makes a circle gesture to the spaniel, Maxwell. “Snuffle,” she says. “Go snuffle the truffle.” And Maxwell takes off, whipping through the trees.

2020-04-28T14:14:25-07:00June 7th, 2018|Special Interest, Truffle News|

Taming the Truffle – Financial Times

A recent article in the UK Financial Times Magazine follows the truffle exploits of Joyce and her dog Maxwell in their truffle orchard near Edinburgh with Dr. Paul Thomas: ...In the field with Joyce and Maxwell is Paul Thomas, a scientist who has made the study of this elusive fungus his life's work, and the [...]

A Sybaritic & Scientific Experience

Chef Gabriel Kreuther Hamachi foie gras and black truffle mille-feuille The Nantucket News ran this article by Sarah Leah Chase poetically describing the American Truffle Revolution program featured at the Nantucket Culinary Center during the Wine & Food Festival in May: Were I to be asked to rewrite the lyrics to the song, My Favorite Things, [...]

2020-04-28T14:22:37-07:00June 29th, 2017|Events/Activities, Special Interest, Truffle News|

Giant Tarbais Beans with Black Truffle and German Butterball Mousseline by Chef Gabriel Kreuther

We have a long history with Chef Gabriel. In 2010, he was among the first chefs to join us for the inaugural Napa Truffle Festival. In 2015, we posted his recipe for Salsify Soup with Black Truffles - a simple and amazingly delightful truffle dish. So, are you ready for a challenge? This year, Chef [...]

2020-04-28T14:27:54-07:00June 15th, 2017|Recipes/Culinary, Truffle News|

Chef Brian Santos of Eiko’s Kobe Beef Nigiri with Black Truffles

At this year's Napa Truffle Festival Marketplace at Oxbow Public Market, attendees had the opportunity to see Chef Brian Santos of Eiko's in action as he created Kobe Beef Nigiri with Shaved Black Truffle - a Japanese dish for beef lovers with a truffle twist. The really news is that you can make this at [...]

Truffle Enchiladas! C Casa Good Time Cooking Demo With CBS Foodie Chap

Who would have thought a cooking demo could be SO MUCH FUN! If you attended the Marketplace at Oxbow Public Market on January 16, you would know what we're talking about. What made it so...special? First, the space at CRU was perfect - complete with overhead projections. Then there was the truffle dish that Catherine [...]

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