Sex and Truffles?

Dr. Paul Thomas explains… Throughout history, the origin and growth of truffles has been subject of many myths and legends. In arid regions, its often been claimed that when lightening hits the ground it causes truffles to form. The Bedouins of the Negev still refer to desert truffles as ‘the thunder fungus’. The Greek physician

Designed for potential truffle growers, this in-depth session with Robert Chang and Dr. Paul Thomas provides an overview of the science and methodology involved in truffle cultivation (includes buffet lunch and Saturday truffle orchard tour at Sinskey Vineyards). Friday, January 17, 2014 View the full schedule and read more about the festival at

Join us for adventures in science, fun and the culinary pursuit of the rare and delectable black Périgord truffle (Tuber melanosporum, aka black diamond), which will be discussed, examined, probed, demonstrated and, finally, paired with wines and feasted upon for breakfast, lunch and dinner.