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janvier 2001-2002-2003
Uzs, France

The Truffle Market in Uzs
"Gone to the dogs"  see January 31, 2003
"The truffle market comes to town" see February 2, 2002 
"The annual truffle market"  see January 22, 2001

Les diamants noirs,
tuberosa melansporum
,
black truffles...



 

...the annual truffle market in Uzs,
is a sight and smell experience!

 

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In late January, the Place aux Herbes
is transformed...a special pen is set up
for truffle hunting demonstrations.

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Children, adults, men, women...
everyone is interested!

 

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Pigs, as well as dogs, do the hunting.

 

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Be it ever so humble...


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2003 brings a first - a giant truffle omelette!

  
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Young, old...professional, amateur...
everyone joins in for this taste of the season.

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The unfolding drama:  looks of ecstasy at the scent, consternation at the price, frowns in negotiating,
smiles of satisfaction at concluding a purchase.

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Truffles steal the show, but you can also find
champignons from local forests...

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Morilles, a very special spring mushroom,
adored by chefs and gourmands...

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You can even buy special oak trees to encourage
growth of truffles on your own terrain...

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Truffling by the book...it's all there at the
market in late January in Uzs!

A few thoughts on truffles:
"Gone to the dogs"   January 2003
"The truffle market comes to town"   February 2, 2002 
"The annual truffle market"   January 22, 2001
 

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