Saturday, 14 January 2012

Fête de la Truffe à Sarlat



Tis the annual festival of Truffles at Sarlat and we are here to eat.



And drink.



And sniff.



And gather.



And eat more.

18 comments:

  1. I have yet to taste a truffle but maybe this year.... Diane

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  2. Hi Rob! 1000/kg? Is it right?
    And what are you suppose to drink with truffles?

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  3. It's me, I forgot to switch to my other account. So, what about drinking? Red, white? Vodka?

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  4. Never had a truffle but looks like a good time was had by all.

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  5. Best dish I ever ate was in Spoletto, north of Rome. Spagetti with Truffle Sauce. Just a simple cafe and a cheap dish. (11,000.00 Lire - which would suggest it was not really truffle)
    But it was good, 1997 and I can remember every taste of every mouthful, even now. Kerry

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  6. Hi Diane, I reckon it's a good idea to invest in a bottle of decent truffle oil and add a few drops at the last minute to a pasta sauce (not tomato based), you'll get the taste and can decide.

    Tatyana, they're anywhere between 800 and 1000 a kilo. Although in fairness a kilo is rather a lot.
    Drink what you want. Everybody else did. There were people opening bottles of wine at 10.30 in the morning. hic. Bit early. Actually, come to think about it, a shot of super chilled vodka is probably a dream combination. I may try it!

    Hi Hermes, a good time was indeed had by all. It's a weekend event, the hotels were doing a good trade.

    Kerry, I reckon that's the best way to use a truffle. Grated truffle, olive oil, parmesan all just warmed through with the heat of the pasta.
    Sounds like the cafe you were in was a real 'find'. Maybe the owner searched out his own truffles?

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  7. 60 Minutes had a piece last week about truffles...hunting, sorting, selling, and the importation of faux truffles from China. Very interesting. Oh and we're coming to La Roque this summer. Very excited.

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    1. Ah the beautiful La Roque Gageac, I drove past there this morning, we had a frost and the sun shone brightly on the rock.

      Pass by when you're over, we are not far.

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    2. We'll do that. I miss your daily pictures!

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  8. Say no more Rob :) Hope you had fun.

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    1. I guess I didn't need to say too much, yep we had a good day.

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  9. Love truffles! sigh. If only I could get to France for the fête!

    Since I can't buy/afford truffle here - I recently bought fleur de sel w/truffle (imported from France), but I think I prefer truffle oil (from Italy) as I like a stronger flavor.

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    1. hi Freda, I'm an advocate for few drops of truffle oil. Never tried the truffled salt.

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  10. I have no doubt that I would enjoy and do well at the Truffle "party". My kind of day! Next year you might want to invite all of us "followers" to join you! Stay well. Jack

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    1. Everyone is welcome Jack! It's quite an experience, the scent of truffles hangs in the air for some distance.

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  11. Ah, that's all in the past. Can't afford them now.

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    1. James you have enough on your plate right now with the new project, ha ha. In a good way of course!

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