Monthly May, 2010

The Truffle Enigma, Part Two, The Feasting

I posted a couple of weeks ago about my trip to Portland, and the fab local truffles that I tasted at an in-depth truffle class with Jack Czernecki. http://robincooksveg.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=467&action=edit Well, the story didn’t end there. I had lamented the fact that I had found a new truffle to love, but alas, Portland may as well

The Enigmatic Oregon Truffle on National Truffle Day

I first had real, full on fresh and fragrant truffles in Tuscany. It was life-altering, entering restaurants during truffle season, where an intoxicating scent seemed to hover in the air. Ordering a plateful of gnocchi with white truffles was like participating in a bacchanal that dated back into the ancient Roman days. The warm, pillowy