Truffles

Cultivating 'Wild' Food: The Ethics of Truffle Farming

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Tamara Griffiths

Climate warming means countries that never cultivated truffles now have the appropriate climate conditions. For example, the North American truffle, the Oregon White, which was originally discovered in California in the 1890s, is now being farmed in southern B.C. The new cultivating countries have a new approach to truffle production. This sound good, but is it? And who monitors what you are eating?

What You Need to Know About Truffle Season

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

The mountains of the Apennines in Central Italy are the heartland for truffle culture. Although there are over 15 types of truffles, the main truffles here are those that consumers come into contact with most often.

My Love Affair With the Spring Truffle

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

Italy is lucky to have wild truffles all year round. With impatience I've been awaiting the spring truffle or the Tuber aestivum, which grows here in the Sibillini Mountains of Central Italy. These truffles grow closer to the surface than the more expensive black or white truffle that are both harvested in the autumn and into the New Year.

The Real Truffle - Your Nose Knows Not

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

The stunningly scenic mountain village of Montefortino in the Sibillini Mountains Central Italy, held its 16th annual Festival of Real Truffles, 'Fest...

The Scent of a Truffle

Sara Waxman | Posted 12.30.2011 | Canada Living
Sara Waxman

Find a truffle and it's like finding money buried in the ground. Depending on quality, white truffles the size of a walnut to a grapefruit sell for about $200 per ounce. The dealer has disappeared. Deals are consummated outside, around the corner, out of view. I did not see either truffle or euro change hands.