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Chef Jodie Rubin’s Black Truffle Quiche

February 19th, 2019|Categories: Chefs, For the Home Cook, Recipes/Culinary|

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, and the fresh black truffle [...]

Black Truffle Production in European Threatened By Climate Change

December 7th, 2018|Categories: Truffle News|

As stated in a recent article featured in Wine & Food Magazine: 'A recent study suggests the European truffle industry could be done by 2071 or sooner.' This was based on a paper from Scotland’s University of Stirling entitled "A risk assessment of Europe's black truffle sector under predicted climate change" and published last month in Science of the Total [...]

Success! Huge Early Harvest for South African Truffle Orchard

August 9th, 2018|Categories: Dog Truffle Hunts, Special Interest, Truffle News, Truffle Science|

The monster 380g truffle worth around $900 American Truffle Company's chief scientist, Dr. Paul Thomas, recently reported that one of his Southern African truffle orchards has harvested its first truffles. The site, just 5.5 years old, uses a range of tree host species and the methodology employed by ATC. During the first hunt, a total of 40 black winter truffles [...]

Truffle economy: how a scientist sniffed out a culinary opportunity

June 7th, 2018|Categories: Special Interest, Truffle News|

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.

Taming the Truffle – Financial Times

May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Dog Truffle Hunts, Special Interest, Truffle News|

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 growing of them his business. [...]

American Truffle Revolution Returns to Nantucket

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Events/Activities, Special Interest, Truffle News|

Robert Chang returns to Nantucket with Michelin starred Chef Gabriel Kreuther with the American Truffle Revolution for the 21st annual Nantucket Wine & Food Festival, May 16-20. Throughout the festival weekend, Robert and Chef Gabriel will be present truffle programs, cooking demos and fabulous truffle dishes. Friday’s program, Robert offers a shortcut to becoming a truffle connoisseur through an interactive [...]

American Truffle Company sets two new world firsts with harvest of Périgord black truffle

December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Truffle News|

From (left to right): Dr. Paul Thomas, truffle tree nursery In September of this year, American Truffle Company's Chief Scientist Dr. Paul Thomas published a paper on his ground-breaking research.  Working with local farmers in the UK where he resides, he successfully cultivated black winter truffles as part of a program in Monmouthshire, South Wales. This is the [...]

A truffle revolution comes to Western Pa

September 26th, 2017|Categories: Special Interest, Truffle News, Truffle Science|

Robert Chang, Chief Truffle Officer of American Truffle Co.Recently, Robert Chang was invited to speak at the annual Gary Lincoff Mushroom Foray. Here’s what the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette printed prior to the event: Perhaps you didn’t know an American Truffle Revolution exists. But it does, and Robert Chang will attest to it. He is the chief truffle officer of American Truffle [...]

A Sybaritic & Scientific Experience

June 29th, 2017|Categories: Events/Activities, Special Interest, Truffle News|

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, sung by Julie Andrews in The [...]

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

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Recipes/Culinary, Truffle News|

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 Gabriel joined us again for [...]

American Truffle Revolution Goes To Nantucket

June 5th, 2017|Categories: Events/Activities, Truffle News|

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 in conjunction with the Nantucket [...]

Robert Chang Guest Speaker at 17th Annual WPMC Lincoff Foray

April 27th, 2017|Categories: Events/Activities, Truffle News, Truffle Science|

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 Guide to North American Mushrooms, [...]

The American Truffle Revolution in Nantucket

April 7th, 2017|Categories: Events/Activities, Truffle News|

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, the elusive black truffle is [...]

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

March 29th, 2017|Categories: Chefs, For the Home Cook, Napa Truffle Festival, Recipes/Culinary|

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 home - the recipe is [...]

Truffles are a Great Farm Diversification Crop

March 15th, 2017|Categories: Truffle News, Truffle Science|

In the Farmers Weekly Christmas special edition, Isabel Davies interviewed Dr. Thomas and one of his truffle orchard partners (*name changed to protect farmer's identity and orchard location), who is on track to start commercially harvesting this upcoming season, about the suitability of truffles as a crop for farm diversification. Truffles was one of four crops featured by the magazine as having great potential for diversification...
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