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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|

American Truffle Revolution Goes To Nantucket

Denis Toner, founder of the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival; Joe Keller, owner/chef of Company of the Cauldron; Robert Chang, founder American Truffle Company. In May, Robert Chang – through invitation by Camille Broderick of the culinary and wine show, Camille’s Demi-Hour on Nantucket’s NPR – presented The American Truffle Revolution at the Nantucket Culinary Center [...]

2020-04-28T14:31:06-07:00June 5th, 2017|Events/Activities, Truffle News|

Robert Chang Guest Speaker at 17th Annual WPMC Lincoff Foray

The 17th Annual Gary Lincoff Mushroom Foray, presented by the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club (WPMC), will be held on Saturday, September 16, featuring walks, presentations, an auction, book signings, a mushroom feast and lectures by guest speakers Gary Lincoff, past- president of the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) and author of the Audubon Society Field [...]

2020-04-28T14:32:15-07:00April 27th, 2017|Events/Activities, Truffle News, Truffle Science|

The American Truffle Revolution in Nantucket

On May 20th, Robert Chang will be presenting a special program at the Nantucket Culinary Center during the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival entitled The American Truffle Revolution. Following is the program description: For the longest time, Americans have savored the coveted truffles harvested in European countries. After generations of unsuccessful cultivation in North America, [...]

2020-04-28T14:33:34-07:00April 7th, 2017|Events/Activities, Truffle News|

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 [...]

Has a Start-Up Found the Secret to Farming the Elusive Truffle?

The American Truffle Company has a new technique that it says can expand the range of the Perigord truffle in North America, but success is proving costly. By Jim Robbins The New York Times BUSINESS DAY NAPA, Calif. — Gig the truffle dog zigzags with her nose to the ground among hundreds of oak and [...]

2021-02-04T09:57:50-08:00November 25th, 2016|Climate Change, Truffle News|

National Geographic: The Trouble with Truffles

Truffles are the wave of the future...Foodies wax ecstatic over truffles. The late food writer Josh Ozersky described their aroma as “a combination of newly plowed soil, fall rain, burrowing earthworms, and the pungent memory of lost youth and old love affairs.” A few slices shaved over a dish can turn the ordinary into the [...]

Black Truffle Lobster Taco by Master Chef Dean Fearing

Joining our host Chef Ken Frank of La Toque for the 2017 Napa Truffle Festival are three extraordinary master chefs: Chicago’s Matthias Merges of Matthias Restaurant Group, Italy’s Luca Veritti of Met Restaurant in Venice and Dallas' Dean Fearing of Fearing's Restaurant. As a special festival advance, Chef Dean, known as the "Father of Southwestern [...]

Dr. Paul Thomas featured in TED Talk “miniPCR/The truffle farmer that needed DNA analysis”

In May, Sebastian Kraves, a molecular neurobiologist, was invited to give a TED Talk about the miniPCR DNA Discovery System that they developed. The article about this was published in the TED home page in September and features American Truffle Company's Chief Scientist Dr. Paul Thomas' work. Figure 1-5. Dr. Paul Thomas holding the first [...]

2020-04-29T14:41:52-07:00October 6th, 2016|Truffle News, Truffle Science|

Chef Dominic Orsini’s Frisée Black Truffle Salad – Fun Decadence/Fresh Delicacy

For the third annual Napa Truffle Festival in 2012, we were honored to have the legendary Silver Oak Cellars host a Winery Truffle Lunch. One of the highlights was the opportunity to work with Winery Estate Chef Dominic Orsini - a virtuoso in the kitchen!  He prepared truffle pizzas for appetizers and, as a first [...]

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