White truffle and mushroom risotto is a simple one pan dish with only twelve ingredients arborio rice (1 cup) mushrooms 1 onion garlic (1 or 2 cloves) butter olive oil small glass of white wine (optional) chicken stock (2 cups) salt (to taste added to stock) truffle butter ( tablespoon) parmesan cheese (to taste) white […]
Making truffle butter is the best way to preserve a white truffle before it loses its freshness. It is laughably easy and should only take a few minutes. Step One Get your ingredients and your equipment together. You will need white truffle, great quality butter (room temperature is easier) and some fancy sea salt if […]
More important than the breed of dog is that the hunter and dog are well-suited. Instead of asking which breed makes the perfect truffle dog, ask yourself what your own strengths and weaknesses are.
The pretty little town of Acqualagna is located in the province of Pesaro and Urbino between the two hills of Gola and Furlo in Le Marche. With a population of just four and a half thousand and no obvious sights for the tourist to visit, it would be an easy place to overlook. What is […]
Don’t buy a white truffle before you read this. If you plan to spend a lot of money on a rare product you want the experience to be exquisite and a truffle meal should be one of the best meals of your life. Unfortunately, a lot of people feel let down or come away […]
The white truffle season is almost upon us and even though it’s still far too hot here in Le Marche to be thinking about hunting there is a definite air of excitement. I am booked and ready for my first three month stint in the UK and the dogs and hunters are raring to go. […]
If you start out alone as a truffle hunter then you usually end up learning the hard way that you have to keep secrets. If you like to go around blabbing and have the need to tell everyone what a successful guy you are then really this is not a good job for you. I […]
One of the most interesting books I have read this summer was the investigative journalist Ryan Jacobs‘ expose on the truffle industry “The Truffle Underground.“ Our cousin Alberto had heard about the book and as it is not available in Italian, ordered it for me so that I could read it and translate the gist […]