There are two factors which are more important than the actual breed of the truffle dog. The first is the dog’s temperament and the second is the hunter. As dog and hunter work together as a team, it is vital that the two are well suited to one another….
When you find a large white truffle there is always a heady mixture of exuberance and stress. Truffles of this size can be worth a lot of money however its value halves if you break it while digging it out. These are the steps you need to follow to remove a truffle from the earth […]
Another foolproof recipe. The beauty of cooking with white truffles is that you don’t need to do an awful lot. The truffle does all the work as long as you follow some basic rules. Use the best quality ingredients you can find. Homemade pasta would be perfect, some freshly grated parmesan and the firmest, most […]
Most dogs can be trained to find truffles. Jane is a mixed breed but she is smart and learnt quickly. She can sniff out the deepest of white truffles – in fact nothing seems to escape her marvellous nose. She also finds the biggest truffle of the season which weighed in at over half a […]
A step-by-step guide on how to make the delicious black widow chicken.
For a good few years now I’ve been trying to get the hunters to take pictures of the truffles as they find them. They are usually too preoccupied with the job of getting the truffles out of the ground to bother photographing the event. I really hope that this post will encourage them to keep […]
Often when I tell people that we hunt for truffles, their first question is about how we train the pigs. It seems that the use of pigs in truffle hunting is very firmly ensconced in the collective consciousness. In reality though, the vast majority of tartufai nowadays prefer to hunt with dogs. Truffling pigs were […]