La Saint Valentin approche à grands pas. N’hésitez pas à passer commande de truffes fraîches avant lundi 11 février pour épater votre chéri (e) le jour de la fête des amoureux.
Serge Desazars alongside the members of the Confrérie du Marron de Redon.
On October 13, the Confrérie du Marron de Redon presented its “Art de Vivre 2018” award to Ode to the Truffle by Serge Desazars.
This annual distinction goes to a French book dedicated to gastronomy and the art of living.
Ode to the Truffle, published by Editions Sutton with photos by Chanel Koehl, was chosen from among 18 books.
Segway stroll in the truffle fields
Treat yourself to a 90-minute tour of the Baron de la Truffe estate aboard your own Segway (a two-wheeled electric vehicle consisting of a platform on which the user stands, and a gyroscopic stabilization system). After learning to use the device safely, you’ll be on your way, accompanied by a guide, across the truffle beds. Guide Serge Desazars will explain the black diamond’s cultivation and history. In season (late November to end of February), you’ll have a chance to take in a cavage (dig) with a team of truffle dogs. Your visit will culminate in a truffle butter tasting.
Booking (minimum four people): http://www.e-followme.com
March 1 to November 25: €60/person
November 26 to February 28: €70/person – Cavage (dig) included
“With this book, I wanted to suggest a sensual stroll through the magical landscapes of Touraine, its truffle oaks, its sleepy valleys and limestone soils, where the famous black diamond conceals itself.
Mr Pierre Mauléon, who pioneered the concept of truffle farming in 1790 and whose domain is located a mere league away, was the first to grasp the truffle’s significant potential in our terroirs. I now spend every day in this terroir and its landscapes.
All these photos, taken by Chanel Koehl, who’s from the region, invite the reader on a poetic journey to the country of Rabelais, with its slate roofs and tufa walls”.
Serge Desazars de Montghaillard
This book details the many facets of the truffle through its history and terroir and includes recipes purposely created for this occasion by top chefs.
Yannick Alléno, the two-time recipient of 3 stars in the Michelin Guide, a fervent advocate of local produce grown in accordance with ecological principles, wrote the preface of this book. Along with Serge Desazars, he shares a taste for excellence and quality products. “I’m very happy to be involved in this book, which is a tribute to the truffle, its culture and its use in recipes that we, as chefs, enjoy preparing”.
26 original recipes, specifically created to transcend this exceptional product.
Some must-haves of French gastronomy pope Monsieur Auguste Escoffier, some recipes imagined by Yannick Alléno, Thomas Boullault, starred chef of the Parisian restaurant L’Arôme and Kelly Rangama, candidate for Top Chef in 2017.
A few indispensable recipes from the King of French gastronomy, Auguste Escoffier, recipes conceived by Yannick Alléno, but also by Thomas Boullault, starred chef of L‘Arôme, a Parisian restaurant, as well as a creation from Kelly Rangama, who took part in the Top Chef 2017 series.
Le Cordon Bleu, the world’s leading network of culinary arts and hotel management institutes, under the direction of Executive Chef Eric Briffard, also collaborated on this book by revisiting some classics of cooking, with 10 recipes dedicated to truffles. “It was a pleasure for Le Cordon Bleu to collaborate with Baron de la Truffe on the creation of this book. Working directly with a producer like Serge Desazars to showcase an exceptional product such as the truffle fits with our DNA, which is to transmit French culture and know-how”, says Eric Briffard.
Pierre Cléry’s texts take the reader on a journey through the history of this mushroom, unlike any other, formerly known as the “poor man’s potato”. Throughout the pages, the reader is transported through the centuries and learns the origins of this exceptional dish highly sought after for its aroma.
Released on November 1, 2018
Collection: Fine Books
208 pages, 210×270 mm
150 g matte coated paper
Hardcover, full color, dust jacket, bookmark, selective UV3D varnish
ISBN : 978-2813810564
Price inclusive of taxes: €32
The Baron de la Truffe on M6’s 66 Minutes.
Discover the Baron de la Truffe’s story, set to broadcast on M6’s 66 Minutes on 12/11/2016.