Thursday, 25 December 2008

Appreciating Oregon Truffles

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Oregon is one of the top truffle-producing regions in the world, but even people in Oregon don't know it, says Charles Lefevre, who wants to spread the word. Recently, Lefevre arranged a blind taste test between Italian and Oregonian truffles. "Every single person preferred the Oregon white truffle," he said. ...
... Charles Lefevre is a man on a mission. He wants you to appreciate Oregon truffles. “We are in one of the great truffle-producing regions of the world,” he says. “But even many Oregonians don’t know that.”
Lefevre, a Eugene native who studied at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, where he got a Ph.D. in mycology, is on a quest to shed more light on this dark, mysterious and pungent fungus, which grows naturally in Europe, in China — and in the maritime Northwest.

Full Story: Oregon truffles a ‘culinary treasure’; By Bob Keefer, on The Register-Guard




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