Month: August 2013

NW News Network: Local Dogs Earn Their Keep Sniffing Out Truffle

August 25, 2013
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When a dog finds its first truffle — the fungus, not the chocolate candy — the sound you hear will most likely be the voice of a very excited dog…

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Eater.com:15 Food & Drink Events for January and Beyond

August 25, 2013
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This is not a bad idea at all: a weekend devoted to truffles, including tastings at a picturesque villa, training sessions so that your dog can learn how to hunt…

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OregonLive.com: Northwest Cook: “First cultivated black truffle” found in Willamette Valley

August 25, 2013
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They said it couldn’t be done, but apparently they were wrong. What’s being called the Willamette Valley’s “first cultivated black truffle” has just been found near Corvallis in an orchard…

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News.com.au: Rich Pickings in Oregon’s Fertile Wine Valleys

August 18, 2013
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It began in the 1970s when phone calls kept coming in from France. Property offers from people Robin Peiffer didn’t know. By the third, curiosity got the better of him,…

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Modern Farmer: Truffle Hunting Has Gone to the Dogs

August 30, 2013
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It’s hard to find a crop more valuable than truffles — prices can go as high as $2,000 per pound for ultra-rare white Alba truffles. The problem is that they…

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