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You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
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- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.
To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.
We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!
My best friend is a chef, living in London, who does function work for the Royal family a handfull of times a year. Apparently, a few truffles per function become surplus after these functions because of my friends miscalculations. I've never benifitted from these oversights, but with a little timing and luck, one will happen this april when I visit.
On a side note, there is a quite successful, fledgling truffle industry in Tasmania.. They use dogs, as the pigs tend to eat the truffles when they find them.
Did you hear the story about the $50,000 truffle that went bad? A famous UK restaurant (Zafferano I think) bought what at the time was the world's most expensive truffle -- a white Alba. But then they stored it wrong, and it went bad. Ouch.
In the end I think they re-planted it in Tuscany, hoping it would revive itself.
So don't feel bad the next time you throw away some spoiled cheese!
Last year I stopped in a gourmet store across the street from Pike Place in Seattle. The saleswoman asked if she could put a few grains of Truffle Salt on my hand for me to try. One lick and you will spend the $30 or so on a cheap way to put the taste of truffle on anything.