Freelancing: Will Write For Truffles

Freelancing: Will Write For Truffles

One cold Canberra morning, I went on a truffle hunt and cook with French Black Truffles of Canberra and 3seeds cooking school. It was sponsored by Electrolux, who hired me to write a story about the experience.

In short, this annual truffle hunt and cook was brilliant. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves food or loves truffles (or the idea of truffles) and wonders where they come from and how to cook with them. And all the people at French Black Truffles and 3seeds are really friendly and full of information (I for one was peppering them with questions).

Here are some photos of the day...

The truffle farm at Mount Majura, Canberra

The truffle farm at Mount Majura, Canberra

One of Australia's best truffle dogs, Samson

One of Australia's best truffle dogs, Samson

Sniffing success! Good boy, Samson.

digging up the prize truffle

digging up the prize truffle

truffle in hand
truffle in hand

Now that's what I call a truffle.

Truffle brie

Truffle brie

Best way to make your truffle last - in vodka. This one was 12 months old and smelled amazing.

Best way to make your truffle last - in vodka. This one was 12 months old and smelled amazing.

Truffle and cauliflower soup

Truffle and cauliflower soup

Scrambled eggs with truffle on sourdough bread.

Scrambled eggs with truffle on sourdough bread.

'Scallop sandwiches' cooked with truffle butter.

'Scallop sandwiches' cooked with truffle butter.

Mushrooms with a dollop of truffle brie

Mushrooms with a dollop of truffle brie

Then followed two other truffle dishes - chicken and, possibly my favourite, veal with a truffle vodka sauce, but I don't have photos so you'll just have to wait and see my story (which also includes the recipe).

Chocolate mousse with truffle shavings

Chocolate mousse with truffle shavings

This chocolate mousse dish looked and tasted incredible.

Fresh truffles are available from Canberra delis through July and August each year, and around Australia. No excuses for not getting your hands on some!

About the author: Lilani Goonesena is an Australian freelance writer, Squarespace web designer and blogger currently living in Vientiane, Laos. She is passionate about helping freelancers and small businesses get online with web design and content, blogging and her awesome weekly newsletter on digital marketing, social media, content, SEO, web design and "all that online stuff". She also writes food and travel articles for businesses and magazines, and blogs at the delectable Eat Drink Laos, just for fun.