Wed, 01/20/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Truffle dogs, parsnips and turnips, and Chinese New Year.
We speak with local dog trainers and mycologists about how hunting with hounds could improve the culinary reputation of Oregon's underground wild truffles. Using dogs, instead of blindly hand-raking, is less damaging to forest ecosystem, as truffles grow at the roots of young Douglas firs.
Then we hear from Emily Stimac of the First Alternative Co-op in Corvallis on how to cook with in-season parsnips and turnips.
Finally, we close with food recommendations for the upcoming Chinese New Year.