Calling All Truffle Cooks
If you like to cook with truffles or truffle oil, you might be interested in this press release from Urbani Tartufi. Truffles are those very rare fungal delicacy used in much French and Italian cuisine. Truffles usually grow in moist areas at the base of trees. Traditionally, specially trained pigs are used to find them.
Urbani Tartufi, the global leader in fresh truffles and preserved truffle products, will launch its first annual ‘Urbani Academy Truffle Grant’ to promote greater variety in the use of its truffle products by US-based chefs.
The Grant Program, which was created by Urbani Tartufi in response to the growing demand for culinary training in the use of truffle products, will award one grand prize winner a one-week stay at the Academia Tartufi in Umbria, Italy, where he/she will be educated in all aspects of the truffle industry, from truffle production to entrée preparation.
“We want to showcase the versatility of truffles,” said Urbani Spokeswoman Olga Urbani, “how they enhance a restaurant menu and how truffles can positively impact a restaurant’s profitability.”
Interested culinary professionals should submit one original recipe utilizing fresh or preserved truffles to be evaluated by expert chefs from the Urbani Academia Tartufi and answer a brief online questionnaire. Entry forms and contest information are available online at www.urbanigrant.com.