Category: Interviews

An Interview with Mike Madrid

December 12, 2019
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For Tualatin-based truffle foray leader Mike Madrid, Oregon truffle hunting was a natural fit with his other outdoor loves: crabbing and clamming, fishing, mushrooming, and pheasant hunting. Of course, it also helps that he loves wine and good food, and his truffles have a place of pride at his table. The dogs he’s had throughout…

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An Interview with Marilyn Richen and Tammy Jackson

December 12, 2019
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It’s wintertime, and the idea of going for a hike in Oregon’s wet or frozen woods might not seem like a very appealing idea. But it’s prime time for Oregon truffle hunting. In winter, when other foraging pursuits like mushrooming have ended, truffle hunting with a dog is a great way to stay active and…

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A Chat With Truffle Harvester Dawn Meiklejohn

December 12, 2019
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For Seattle truffle harvester Dawn Meiklejohn, a truffle hunting leader with the Oregon Truffle Festival, her favorite things all come together when she’s truffle hunting: the woods, her dog, and fabulous food. “How could I not be a truffle forager?” she says. “I grew up in Vermont and was always out in the woods. Being…

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A bottle of La Truffe beer

Wolves & People Utilize Oregon White Truffles in Extra-Special Limited Seasonal Beer

June 20, 2019
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It isn’t easy to open a farmhouse brewery given zoning issues, seasonality of ingredients, and weather challenges. But Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery in Newberg, Oregon, has strengthened their local connections through partnering with the Oregon Truffle Festival to use Oregon white truffles in their seasonal beer La Truffe. “We got up to 5 pounds…

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The JoriadTM Inaugural North America Truffle Dog Championship!

February 20, 2015
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The Truffle Hunt | Original Fare | PBS Food

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AAA Via Magazine’s Q & A with Mycologist Charles Lefevre

January 15, 2015
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An Oregon-based mushroom expert discusses the wonders of the elusive truffle. By Chaney Kwak | January/February 2015 Tuscany, Piedmont, Périgord . . . and the Willamette Valley? The truffle, hailed as the “diamond of the kitchen,” isn’t just a European indulgence. Mycologist Charles Lefevre aims to prove that Northwest tubers can stand up to—or even…

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P-Town Eats: Salt & Straw at the Oregon Truffle Festival

January 14, 2015
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Tyler Malek will be at the Truffle Marketplace in Eugene on Sunday, January 25 with his truffled ice cream! Oregon is famous for its truffles, and a festival dedicated to the underground delicacy gets under way on Thursday. The Oregon Truffle Festival celebrates those who hunt truffles and all the ways to cook with this special…

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Hunting the Great Oregon Truffle

December 15, 2014
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“In the heart of the Pacific Northwest winter, when the sky is painted oyster grey, there is good reason to venture outside and brave the windswept rain. Hidden beneath the fertile soils of the Willamette Valley, you can discover one of Oregon’s best kept culinary riches…” The Oregon Truffle Festival is certain you will LOVE…

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Feast your eyes on these gorgeous spreads in the December issue of SAVEUR Magazine!

December 14, 2014
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In Truffles We Trust: Do-it-yourself infusions using the world’s most prized fungi. Truffle salt, truffle honey, truffle-infused chocolate–a lot of these products are less than delicious, but that’s not the truffle’s fault… To see full articles along with beautiful photography from SAVEUR, download the pdfs below. Read Buried treasure online here. BURIED TREASURE       …

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