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01
Jun

Hunting for Truffles – Hogs or Hounds

Whenever people discover we have a truffle farm, one of the very first questions, or perhaps the greatest interest that’s shown, is how we find our truffles and whether we use pigs or dogs. Traditionally sows were used to hunt truffles, and...
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17
May

Truffle Dictionary

Whilst obsessively thinking and reading of all things truffle and how best to write fascinatingly about them (!) I’ve come across a number of words and terminology, and it dawned on me that a Truffle Dictionary might be a novel idea. As...
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07
May

Truffle Tasting Evening

As a complete novice on writing blogs, and more specifically blogs about truffles when they’re out of season, I’m finding this all somewhat daunting. So I thought I’d share with you the introduction I wrote for a presentation held in Sydney last...
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21
Apr

Truffling Travails

With the advent of autumn and the weather becoming cooler, we’re starting to think about our upcoming truffle season. It’s been very dry with little to no rain since February, so it will be interesting to see how this season pans out....
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07
Apr

Double, Double Toil and Truffle

When we first thought of growing truffles and planted the initial truffiere, we laboured under the foolhardy impression that you planted your trees and then sat back, quaffed wine in the sunset and waited for wondrous things. Never one for forward planning, even planting...
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