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Oct

2013

Truffle festival in Amandola, Le Marche

Truffles!!  Only baby ones but the hunt was fun.
Truffles!! Only baby ones but the hunt was fun.

Friday afternoon saw the arrival of 15 bloggers in Amandola for a Blog Tour organised by our local tourist association, Sibillin segreti e sapori.  Great dinner on Friday evening at Casa per Ferie Fillide (Thanks, Katty Lupi!) then Saturday the bloggers were divided into 4 interest groups - the mountains, the historic borghi, wine (including paper-making and soap-making using grapes skins) and truffles (truffle dog training, hunting and eating lots of truffles, even a truffle massage!).  Saturday evening everyone was reunited for a splendid dinner at Agriturismo Biologico La Conca (Thanks, Mirela!) with dolci provided by Angela from Angela Garden B&B. She's a fabulous maker of cakes and tarts!

 

We had one of the truffle bloggers staying with us and so it reminded me that Amandola's truffle festival is coming up on the first and second weekends in November.  So, if you are interested in truffles, come and visit Amandola and the Sibillini, where you can join a truffle hunt, eat a dish of pasta with truffles, even buy some white truffles (only about €1,000 per kilo.....!!). 

 

 

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