Sunday, 11 January 2015

A Good Year For The Truffle




The second weekend into January and Sarlat celebrates all thing Truffle. The Fête de la Truffe  is a major calender event and people descend from all over the world to be part of one of the best French traditions -  to eat fine food and drink fine wine. It's hard work, but someone's got to do it.


It's been a good year for the black Truffle of the Perigord.



There were huge quantities for sale  - more than in previous years and at anywhere between 650 to 900 euro a kilo, a lot of money changed hands,























Et voilà

7 comments:

  1. This looks like a great event to be at.
    Sarlat is the place where I enjoyed best confit de canard ever :)

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    1. Thanks Ioana. This is duck country, that's for sure. The truffle fair is a wonderful way to spend a weekend!

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  2. A few years ago we visited the Lalbenque truffle market. I have never seen such surreptitious dealings in one place before! Great photos btw.

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    1. Hi Sharon. I always think it appears a guarded transaction as fistfuls of cash are changing hands.

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  3. Oh now the 'Fête de la Truffe' has come round quickly Rob. Glad to hear that it's a good year truffle wise. Your last photo is most poignant. Such sad days for France. I imagine that local gatherings and traditions such as this provide some much needed stability and a sense of comfort in troubled times.

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    1. Whoosh - another year gone! This is such a good celebration of French culture. Karen and I visited an antique fair last Sunday and everything stopped for lunch - all the stall holders had clubbed together and were devouring a mountain of oysters and spicy sausages. Brilliant - and a brilliant food combination

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  4. Hi Rob. Just been catching up on your posts and having a good foodie drool!
    Hope you and Karen are both fit and well - and may 2015 be good to you!

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