Experimentation with cultivation of the prized subterranean fungus began in earnest in WNC nearly 10 years ago with a test orchard in Waynesville. But the handful of local truffles farmers are still patiently waiting to see the fruits of their labors.
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Appetite for life: A chef and three artists weigh in on how hunger sparks creation
Chef and author Susi Gott Séguret invites a poet, a painter, an instrument builder and a chef to consider the meaning of appetite and offers guidance on preparing a spring risotto.
Turning tobacco to truffles: A tantalizing twist in agritourism
Musky, earthy, floral, pungent, fruity, feral, elusive, captivating — these are but a few ways to describe Tuber melanosporum, otherwise known as sack of spores, the fruit of a fungus — the truffle.
In photos: Asheville Truffle Experience
The Asheville Truffle Experience is underway this weekend, Feb. 20-22, giving local foodies a chance to taste and learn about the celebrated Tuber melanosporum. The three-day festival includes a truffle growers’ forum with experts from as far away as France and Oregon, a culinary demonstration by A-B Tech chef instructors, a wine-paired, five-course truffle dinner at […]
Small Bites: Asheville Truffle Experience
Asheville celebrates truffles, Oskar Blues partners with King James Public House, Asheville’s French Quarter celebrates Mardi Gras, a chili cook-off in Fletcher,
plus January tea events.
Video: Watch French Broad Chocolate Lounge teach you how to make truffles on Good Morning America
Good Morning America recently featured the chocolatiers behind the confectionary sweets at French Broad Chocolate Lounge. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here are Jael and Dan Rattigan showing the nation (and you!) how to make some chocolate truffles at home. (Image screenshot of GMA video)