Category Archives: Wild Funghi

There was once a pig called Jimmy

Once upon a time, many years ago near the little town of Pietralunga in the province of Perugia, a farmer had a pig called Jimmy. Jimmy was a very special pig. He was prized as a truffle hunter which is … Continue reading

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Razors in the Sand

Immediate childhood evocation came from picking up and smelling a damp paper wrapped 1 kg bundle of live razor clams. On days out at the seaside we’d sometimes see seagulls dropping razor clams on the road and waiting patiently until … Continue reading

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Truffle or Trifle?

A good season for truffles climaxed at No 19 when the debate became eggs or pasta? Devotees of Richard Olney – and Joy worked with him at Time Life – know eggs with truffles means an enriched egg soup. She … Continue reading

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