Asheville Truffle Experience
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Nature’s most lauded culinary treasures—are subterranean fungi with magical properties which bring new dimensions to countless dishes.
Cooking with Truffles: A Chef’s Guide demystifies the truffle for the professional and the home chef, with over 150 unique and tantalizing recipes to suit every palate and occasion, featuring a variety of recipes, ranging from the simple to the sublime. And if you should happen to find yourself without a truffle in your pantry, the recipes stand well on their own!
Join author Susi Gott Séguret on Tuesday evening, January 10th, for an introduction to truffle history—both at home and abroad—as well as a bit of truffle science and geography, and notes on taste profiles and seasonality. If you’ve ever been curious about truffles, here’s your chance to satisfy your yearnings!
Susi Gott Séguret, author, chef, fiddler, forager, hails from Madison County, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A Certified Culinary Professional and Certified Specialist of Wine, with a diploma in Gastronomy and Taste from the Cordon Bleu and the Université de Reims, Susi is the founder and director of the Seasonal School of Culinary Arts, which convenes four times a year, in Asheville, Ithaca, Sonoma, and Paris. Susi also orchestrates a series of wine dinners known as the Asheville Wine Experience; the yearly gustatory extravaganza, the Asheville Truffle Experience; and a series of foraging-cooking-dining events called the Appalachian Culinary Experience.
Susi has authored a quartet of books: Appalachian Appetite, Child of the Woods, Cooking with Truffles, and A Chef’s Book of Favorite Culinary Quotations.
7 p.m. Central Time
Presented Via ZOOM
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– There’s a delightful little book, “Truffle Hound” by Rowan Jacobsen that has tales about growing and hunting truffles around the world as well as very funny ones about training truffle hounds.
– Truffle Underground, by Ryan Jacobs about Truffle related crime
– Pig, www.imdb.com/title/tt11003218/
– The Truffle Hunters, www.sonyclassics.com/film/thetrufflehunters
To answer your questions, no, the truffle dinner is not sold out (an older version of the registration page had that posted from last year’s dinner, but it’s been updated since). Here’s the link to registration: ashevilletruffle.com/register.html
As far as music goes, The Truffle Game (the second talking blues) is the background for this little sizzle reel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdk-x8HdICs (the second fellow sniffing the truffle, with the French-looking nose, is Rowan Jacobsen who wrote Truffle Hound, which we referenced during the presentation).
For those who requested more music, here’s a selection of songs I wrote and recorded in Paris and Nashville in the late 90s: www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1juZ0IptZg There might be a few CDs (under the name Carolina) floating around for adventurous searchers.
Here’s another sizzle reel of bits and pieces of music with the backdrop of the farm where I live: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S9C136Fs1w
And here’s another culinary-oriented sizzle reel with an original fiddle tune (Ripshin) in the background, and more farm shots: www.youtube.com/watch?v=myMYfnNzDSk&t=3s
Feel free to share with those who tuned in on Monday night.