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 [...]

The Survival of Black Summer/Burgundy Truffle in a Flooded Environment

February 1st, 2017|Categories: Truffle Science|

Climactic conditions at the study site provided by Met Office UK. In October, American Truffle Company's Dr. Paul Thomas and Robert Chang attended the 8th International Workshop on Edible Mycorrhizal Mushrooms (IWEMM) in Cahors, France, where Dr. Thomas presented a paper on his recent studies of the survival of the black summer/Burgundy truffle (Tuber aestivum syn. unicanitum) in a flooded [...]

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

January 20th, 2017|Categories: Chefs, For the Home Cook, Napa Truffle Festival, Recipes/Culinary, Truffle News|

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 Bergen, owner of C Casa, [...]

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

November 25th, 2016|Categories: Truffle News|

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 Robert Sinskey, left, with Robert Chang, whose company sells Mr. Sinskey trees that have been inoculated with the truffle fungus. Mr. Sinskey’s vineyard in [...]

National Geographic: The Trouble with Truffles

November 10th, 2016|Categories: Napa Truffle Festival, Truffle News, Truffle Science|

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 extraordinary. Culinarily, that’s hard to [...]

Black Truffle Lobster Taco by Master Chef Dean Fearing

October 31st, 2016|Categories: Chefs, For the Home Cook, Napa Truffle Festival, Recipes/Culinary, Truffle News|

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 Cuisine," shared his incredibly innovative [...]

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

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Truffle News, Truffle Science|

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 UK-cultivated truffle. (Photo courtesy of [...]

BBC Interviews Dr. Paul Thomas

August 25th, 2016|Categories: Truffle News, Truffle Science|

Margherita Taylor of the BBC charts the progress of Dr. Paul Thomas' black truffle cultivation success from the Dragon's Den award of £75,000 to the successful first harvest in the UK 12 years later. The feature covers a bit of the history, pricing and method of cultivating fresh truffles, plus follows Freddy the truffle dog on an exploratory hunt. Watch [...]

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

August 18th, 2016|Categories: Chefs, For the Home Cook, Napa Truffle Festival, Recipes/Culinary, Truffle News|

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 course, this elegant Frisée Salad [...]

Sublime Summer Food – Chef Ken’s Truffled Grilled Corn

July 12th, 2016|Categories: Chefs, For the Home Cook, Napa Truffle Festival, Recipes/Culinary, Truffle News|

"Everyone is always so focused on how truffles can be used in 'fine dining'," says Chef Ken Frank of La Toque, "that we, including me, overlook some obvious opportunities. It helps, of course, that I have nearly unlimited access to truffles and zero limit to spending money when it comes to putting delicious food in my belly." So, during Father’s [...]

First Farmed Black Truffle Harvested in Southern Wales

June 29th, 2016|Categories: Truffle News, Truffle Science|

38g truffle - as the first Welsh-farmed truffle, it’s priceless! After years of patient oversight, the first Welsh-farmed black truffle has just been harvested in southern Wales by an extremely excited grower; “I still can’t believe it, I’m over the moon!” Wishing to remain anonymous so that the location will be kept secret, the Welsh orchard owner added: “It's the [...]

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