Forager's End of October Updates
by Office Number1Sons
October 20, 2020
Forager Tom of Villa Fungi shared these exciting mushroom updates with us!
"My good friend and fellow forager, Jeff Long, has a Lagotto Romagnolo (truffle dog) named Este. Este has been responsible for the lagotto truffles I have been providing this summer that have been foraged in western Maryland. On Sunday Este, Jeff, and I are heading to North Carolina to hunt for pecan truffles (Tuber Lyonii ). This native truffle found on the east coast associates with hickory trees. When the PH of the soil is around 7 and rain is in abundance the pecan truffle thrives. Keep your fingers crossed!
I will also have access to Black Perigord truffles from oak and hazelnut inoculated trees that are grown in central Kentucky. I just
heard from my contact Robert and his Lagotto Romagnolo dog has found the first truffles of the season. This is the second year the orchard has produced after 10 years of growing. If quantities are large enough I will make them available to everyone soon.
Using Pecan Truffles – Pecan truffles are a shaving truffle similar to the Lagotto truffle. The pecan truffle is not quite as intense as the Lagotto truffle but excellent shaved on dishes that are hot and high in fat content (Mac and Cheese, pasta with cream or butter, scrambled eggs, etc.)