• Posted by Califia Suntree on October 6th, 2010, 8:45 AM

    The sixth-annual Oregon Truffle Festival celebrates everyone’s favorite fungus, which flourishes right here in the U.S. of A. From the festival website: “Created to celebrate the magnificent Oregon truffles as they reach the peak of ripeness in their native soil, it is the first festival of its kind in North America, dedicated to sharing the experience of the chefs, foragers and fans of Oregon’s wild truffles, from their hidden source in the forest to their glory on the table.” The festival includes a truffle dog training seminar, cooking classes, and the Grand Truffle Dinner.

    When: January 28–30, 2011

    Where: In and around Eugene, OR

    For tickets and as schedule, visit oregontrufflefestival.com.

  • Posted by Deanie Rowan Blank on June 9th, 2009, 4:49 PM

    over romaine greens.  I wonder
    at the pleasure these pungent fungi

    bring — gold in a chef’s pan.
    White truffle oil, my preference,

    more peppery than the black.
    Makes sense — being part Sicilian —

    that the robust Italian whites
    appeal more than the tamer ebon

    French ones.  All sub rosa
    root-clinging symbiotic

    fruiting tubers — a cabal
    of crafty warty walnuts.

    Beware the poisonous
    false ones.  A bit of truffle Read on… »

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