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Climate Change and the Impact on Truffle Supply

March 17th, 2016|Categories: Truffle News, Truffle Science|

Changes to climatic variables across the world are evidenced from a large range of sources, including climate station logging by humans. Future predictions for climate change are variable and complex; however, there is broad agreement for the direction of impacts for many areas. We at American Truffle Company are often asked the question ‘how will the predicated changes in climate [...]

Ca’ Momi of Napa Features Gnocchi With Black Truffles

March 10th, 2016|Categories: Chefs, For the Home Cook, Napa Truffle Festival, Recipes/Culinary, Truffle News|

Since the first year that the Napa Truffle Festival held its Marketplace at Oxbow Public Market (2012), chef/co-owner Dario De Conti of Ca' Momi Enoteca has presented lively cooking demos of their popular Pizza al Tartufo Nero. This year, their new Napa downtown restaurant Ca' Momi Osteria also offered truffle menus throughout the winter truffle season. Here, Chef Dario shares [...]

Angele in Downtown Napa Features Truffle Menu – Warm Ricotta Custard with Shaved Truffles

January 23rd, 2016|Categories: Chefs, For the Home Cook, Napa Truffle Festival, Recipes/Culinary, Truffle News|

This year's Napa Truffle Festival invited local restaurants to participate in the winter truffle season with a truffle dish or menu. We'll be sharing some of their recipes and stories, beginning with the lovely, bistro-style Angèle Restaurant & Bar's Warm Ricotta Custard with wild mushrooms and shaved black truffles by Chef Rogelio Garcia. Custard suggests 'comfort food,' but the elegant [...]

Tagliatelle Pasta with Fresh Black Truffles by Chef Ken Frank

November 19th, 2015|Categories: Chefs, For the Home Cook, Napa Truffle Festival, Recipes/Culinary, Truffle News|

Chef Ken Frank is the official host chef of the annual Napa Truffle Festival. Each year, he helps select the master guest chefs and provides his beautiful La Toque restaurant as the venue for the festival's signature Truffles & Wine Dinner. Widely considered the top truffle chef of North America, he holds the distinct honor of being the first, and [...]

Black Truffles in Macedonia

November 17th, 2015|Categories: Truffle News|

This has been a very exciting truffle season for us with the harvesting of our first cultivated truffle in the UK and now a second first harvest at one of our orchards in Macedonia, planted seven years ago. These truffle orchards were inoculated by us with the black truffle fungus (Tuber melanosporum) and managed and monitored through our rigorous scientific [...]

Truffle Cappuccino Soup by Chef Rick Tramonto

October 19th, 2015|Categories: Chefs, For the Home Cook, Napa Truffle Festival, Recipes/Culinary, Truffle News|

Joining our host Chef Ken Frank of La Toque for the 2016 Napa Truffle Festival are three master chefs, including San Francisco's David Barzelay of Lazy Bear, Italy's Stefano Ciotti of Nestrano and New Orleans’ Rick Tramonto of Restaurant R'evolution. As a special preview, Chef Rick shared his delicious, soul warming recipe for truffle cappuccino soup. It's easy! Rick Tramonto [...]

Spore Mats – An Intriguing Phenomena

September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Truffle News, Truffle Science|

Spore mats are an intriguing phenomena. For certain fungi, they may be quite visible as dense mats of fungi in the ground that produce spores. Spores are, of course, the seeds of a fungus and those that are found on spore mats are often mitospores, whereas those that form from a fruiting body, such as a truffle or a mushroom [...]

Salsify Soup with Black Truffle, Scallions and Duck Prosciutto By Chef Gabriel Kreuther

September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Chefs, For the Home Cook, Napa Truffle Festival, Recipes/Culinary|

In 2010, Chef Gabriel Kreuther was among the first five Michelin star chefs to join us for the inaugural Napa Truffle Festival. Working together, the master chef team created incredible dishes for our now signature Truffles & Wine Dinner at La Toque. Our chefs' blog this month features Chef Gabriel's simple, yet amazingly complex and delightful truffled soup that we [...]

Robert Chang & Dr. Paul Thomas Score Truffles Down Under

August 5th, 2015|Categories: Truffle News, Truffle Science|

During our recent trek Down Under, Dr. Paul Thomas and I spent time in Manjimup Western Australia researching and foraging for black European truffles—the very same black diamonds that ATC cultivates with our truffle partners here in North America. Our time there was educational and exhilarating. See Dr. Thomas' July blog for insights about the truffle rot that's plaguing many [...]

Examining Truffle Rot in Australia

July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Truffle News, Truffle Science|

Last month, Robert Chang and I visited Western Australia to explore several facets of their native truffle industry. While there, I was particularly keen to look at the issues many orchards are having with truffle rot. Despite the fact that some plantations in Western Australia produce very good yields, there has been a localized problem with truffles rotting before they [...]

Copper River Sockeye Salmon with a Cannelloni of Mascarpone, English Peas, Morels, Frothy Mushroom Broth and Fresh Black Truffles

July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Chefs, For the Home Cook, Napa Truffle Festival, Recipes/Culinary|

In 2014, Chef Carrie Nahabedian of Michelin star NAHA in Chicago joined us for the 4th annual Napa Truffle Festival. Along with preparing a dish for the Truffles & Wine Dinner at La Toque, she prepared this over-the-top delicious salmon dish for the Nickel & Nickel Winery Truffle Lunch to pair with the winery's lovely EnRoute Pinot Noir, Russian River, [...]

A Role for Mating Types in Truffles

June 20th, 2015|Categories: Truffle News, Truffle Science|

Despite the traditional focus by truffle cultivation researchers and practitioners on site selection and in-field methodologies, it is a new genetic understanding that represents a new frontier. In 2010 the genome of Tuber melanosporum (black European truffles), the world’s most commercially valuable cultivatable truffle species and the focus of American Truffle Company's ongoing research and partnership developments, was sequenced for [...]

Potato Wrapped Cannelloni of Beef Brasato with Truffled Verdure by Chef Suzette Gresham

June 6th, 2015|Categories: Chefs, For the Home Cook, Recipes/Culinary|

In 2012, Chef Suzette Gresham of Michelin star Acquerello in San Francisco, joined the Napa Truffle Festival for its second year of the Truffles & Wine Dinner at La Toque and its first year of Winery Truffle Lunches. Her user-friendly approach to food preparation made the cooking demonstration at Robert Mondavi Winery as fun as it was thrilling (complete with [...]

The BEST Black Truffle Arancini Recipe by Chef Jarad Gallagher

May 27th, 2015|Categories: Chefs, For the Home Cook, Napa Truffle Festival, Recipes/Culinary|

In 2014, the Napa Truffle Festival invited Chef Jarad Gallagher of Michelin star Chez TJ in Mountain View to participate as a guest chef during the festival weekend. His friendly, bright contributions included a dish for the Saturday Truffles & Wine Dinner at La Toque, and a cooking demonstration and truffle menu for the Winery Truffle Lunch at HALL Wines. [...]

Chef Roberto Donna Shares his Black Truffle Risotto Recipe

May 20th, 2015|Categories: Chefs, For the Home Cook, Recipes/Culinary|

It's been less than three months since the 5th annual Napa Truffle Festival, but we already miss our guest Master Chef Roberto Donna who brought a lively and very Italian energy to the table with his fabulous food and friendly, dynamic personality. Below he shares his famous Black Truffle Risotto, which he demonstrated during the festival weekend. Born in the [...]

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