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Let’s talk truffles

posted 11 May 2016
Lean Timms French Black Truffles of Canberra (2) copy

Many people have suggested I take Food & Words on the road (thanks for the idea, y’all) but I haven’t till now because I didn’t know where to start (not in a geographically-challenged way mind). As it turned out, all I need was an invitation and that came from the fine folk from the international culinary arts educator Le Cordon Bleu. Mais oui.
“Hey Barb, let’s take Food & Words on the road.”
Out first stop is Canberra. In July, When it’s nice and cold. When truffle farmers from around the region, with the help of Sally, Biddy and Joe, their furry friends, dig the subterranean fungi out from among the roots of their hazelnut trees.
That’s how Truffles: Scents and Sensibilities came into being. A chef (Rodney Dunn, from Tassie’s The Agrarian Kitchen), an academic (Le Cordon Bleu’s Dr Roger Haden, who knows his scents) and a food writer (moi), talking truffles for your amusement and edification. We’ve added a second chef into the mix, a really good one, who’s preparing lunch [executive chef Sean McConnell of Monster Kitchen and Bar at Hotel Hotel enters stage left].
To read more about the speakers and book your ticket, click here.
We’d love to have you join us.
Thank you to the lovely Lean Timms from for the beautiful image. It was taken at French Black Truffles of Canberra in the Majura Valley.