Saturday, 15 January 2011

La Fête de la Truffe 2011



Feast your eyes. This weekend L’académie culinaire hosts the annual Fête de la Truffe in Sarlat, capital of the Perigord Noir.



The Perigord is famed for its truffles. Commonly refered to as the black 'diamond', this is a two day truffe extravaganza.



High gastronomy indeed, nothing seems to arouse a foodies passion quite like the tuber melanosporum.



With prices between seven and nine hundred euros a kilo, the one pictured above is yours for a mere one hundred and thirty five euros.



You can join the queue for truffled scrambled eggs. Everybody gets some, this is truffles for the people, right on.



National TV are there, interviewing talented chefs from some of the best kitchens in the area.



Decisions, decisions. You choose.



Brunch tomorrow, omelette aux truffe.

22 comments:

  1. *sigh* some day, some day, I will get to come to France.....and eat, and eat, and eat....

    I love it when you show pictures of your outings...

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  2. I have kept saying I want to at least taste a truffle but at those prices maybe it will not happen!!! :( Diane

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  3. The third picture is amazing, Rob! I, myself, can almost feel the smell!

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  4. I've not yet tasted truffle. And though not terribly keen on scrambled eggs, I'm sure I'd venture to taste some with truffle in if it was free!! :D

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  5. Oh, to be in Perigord tasting truffles, and not in Atlanta shoveling snow......

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  6. Love it - somehow the French are just impossibly sylish. I'm mvery jealous.

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  7. Be still my heart ... I can barely look ... fungus footprints to Heaven! You are such 'a tempter', you might not get there! But I do hope so, Rob ... you are a divine tour guide and will know the fine places to dine/enjoy a glass of good 'heavenly' wine :)

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  8. Truffles....now that is something that you don't see here in North Carolina. Carla

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  9. Best thing I ever ate. Spagetti with truffle sauce. Spoleto, Umbria. September 1997.

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  10. Fascinating photos Rob, never tried a truffe.

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  11. Now I know why I hate coming here--I realize my impending frozen lunch is gonna suck big time. But quiche for dinner....

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  12. Sounds like a fun outing! I have never smelled or tasted a truffle, only the chocolate kind.

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  13. Since I havnt tasted or smell a truffle, it must be something extraordinary about this 'black diamond' that makes everybody dream of tasting it!Those price are so impossible! Thanks for sharing your trip and the photos too.I guess I will never reach France, this is as close as I can get to see it from your interesting blog.

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  14. Magnifique! I had no idea the truffle is feted to such a degree. I wish I had been in line to taste the scrambled eggs au truffes.

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  15. Aaah, you made me drool with all that truffley lovliness Rob - I SO want to be in that restaurant trying all those good things alongside a glass of hearty red!

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  16. Hi Karen and Rob,
    I saw your blog in "A taste of Garlic" and wondered if you would be interested in contributing to our new online magazine TIENS ! Le Sud-Ouest de la France.

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    For more information, please contact me. Looking forward to hearing from you,

    Kind regards,
    Perry Taylor perry@tiensmagazine.com

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  17. A little truffle oil works for me since we can't buy one of those prized truffles.

    Love the photos! Excellent views of the festival.

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  18. I seem to remember you posted on this festival last year as well. I think you should re-title your blog to "Just Admit You're Jealous of My Fabulous French Lifestyle."

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  19. Ah truffles, if I could only eat one food for all eternity it would be truffles ;)

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  20. While in France in August it never occurred to me to try a truffle in my eggs, or in anything, for that matter. They probably weren't listed on the menu's of the restaurants we ate at! I am not sure I would have ventured out anyway, since the idea doesn't really appeal to me. I'm sure those of us who haven't experienced them are really be missing out though!

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  21. What a wonderful thing to share with the people! That is one thing that my hubby said he would like to try during his lifetime. Course it is expensive, but a once in a lifetime however small might be worth it!

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