The Latest from the Oregon Truffle Festival

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, “you’re the third person to call from France, why do you want to buy my land?” The answer of course, was wine. Read full article.

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Zagat.com: 8 U.S. Cities Making Their Own Foreign Delicacies

October 14, 2013
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Once upon a time in America, traveling food lovers had to smuggle foreign pleasures home – stuffing some jamon Iberico from Spain in the suitcase, for example, or stashing a little French raw milk cheese in a pocket – while risking serious fines in the process. There is still a long list of restrictions on…

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Fodor’s Travel.com: 5 Trips for Truffle Lovers

October 15, 2013
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‘Tis the season for truffled travels. With summer vacations firmly in the rearview mirror, hungry travelers can now hit the road to hunt, dig, and taste the world’s finest fungi from October through January. From lavish epicurean outings in Provence, to tasting menus in the heart of American timber country, here are the world’s best…

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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 grow underground, attached to the roots of trees. To find them, truffle hunters traditionally used pigs, whose natural instinct for rooting behavior helped hunters locate…

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Sunset Magazine: Oregon’s Truffle Treasure

August 25, 2012
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As a general rule, I try to stay away from lumpy brown objects fetched from the jaws of strange dogs. But when you’re in the heart of Oregon mushroom country, every mud-caked ball of earth could be a truffle treasure. Read full article.

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Seattle Dining.com: Bringing International Attention to the Northwest

November 5, 2013
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If you’re not part of the truffle world, you may not have heard of this festival. If you love truffles, it’s time to make this an annual pilgrimage. The beauty is that you can do as little or as much as you like, picking and choosing events to attend. Just be aware that certain experiences…

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Los Angeles Times: Truffle Dog Training and More

September 6, 2013
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If truffles figure in your dreams, tickets just went on sale for the ninth Oregon Truffle Festival. Truffles? Oregon? Well, yes, our northern cousin is actually producing some quite respectable examples. And if you buy your tickets sometime this month, you can take advantage of early-bird pricing. Read full article.  

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KGW.com: Grant’s Getaways – Oregon Truffle Hunt

January 25, 2014
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The best adventures are the ones that entice and intrigue you down the trail – the ones that promise yet unseen rewards, perhaps a treasure for your efforts. It’s a different sort of field hunting that relies on a keen canine sense of smell – come along as we join man’s best friend and go…

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