Club Truffle is the marriage of my love of food, Dorset and dogs. For many years I have been a very keen mushroom hunter but my truffle journey began with an exchange; a lobster for hunt. Truffle hunter Tom Lywood with his dog Brenda found me a tiny pea sized truffle and that was it.
Having two dogs already I considered getting a mini pig but after much deliberation I knew deep down I had to get another dog. Along came Dulcie a Lagotto Romagnolo , a breed favoured by the Italians for their aptitude for hunting the truffle.
At a very fluffy ten weeks old when it was hard to tell one end from the other, she found her first, second and third truffle. More followed and by the end of her first half year of life she was finding truffles of good size and quality.
I love to cook, I make bread, grow vegetables, find good quantities of cep and chanterelles, try to fish and now hunt truffles .Club Truffle is the union of these things; a traveling supper club, hunting blog and recipes.
The last season was cut short due to Dulcie being quite unwell , possibly with Lymes disease but this has not been confirmed . She is snuggled up in front of me now and will hopefully make a recovery but it has been a grim few months. BE AWARE OF TICKS . They are not dying off in the winter.