The Truffle Book – Gareth Renowden


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Truffles are a kind of fungus that grows under the ground. They are among the most valuable foodstuffs in the world. The Truffle Book is the perfect introduction to the pleasurable and mysterious world of truffles. Gareth Renowden explores the truffle forests of France and the truffle markets of Italy, discovers the new truffles of the American Northwest and the new plantations of Australia and New Zealand, and dispels a few myths along the way. There’s advice on setting up a truffière, training a dog to find truffles, how to buy truffles and avoid expensive mistakes, and how to cook the defining truffle dishes. If you’ve ever tasted truffle and wanted to know more, or want to know what all the fuss is about, The Truffle Book has the answers.

The Truffle Book has a 5 star rating on Amazon. Review quotes include:

  • A delightful introduction to the world of truffles
  • All the information you need to cook with truffles
  • Well written and well illustrated, this is a “must buy” for beginners and experts alike.

Author Gareth Renowden is a writer, photographer and truffle grower based in the Waipara Valley, New Zealand. His is the only truffière in New Zealand producing four species of truffle. His latest book is The Aviator, a story set in a world being battered by climate change and economic collapse – the first in a series dealing with the Burning World.

Format: 152 pages, fully illustrated with over 90 colour pictures, maps and illustrations.

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