A Truffle Shared is a Truffle Halved.

Yesterday, all my truffles seemed so far away.
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay.

Truffle oil.  Who would have thought that a few drops could make such a difference to a dish? I made mashed potatoes and artichoke hearts to go with my corned beef.  I added a few drops of truffle oil, made by the Wine & Truffle Co., Manjimup.

As soon as I tasted it I recognised the flavour.  This was actually the dish I ate at the Quest in Auckland long ago,  which until now I had thought was a variation of skorthalia, and which I have been trying to reproduce ever since.  Got it at last!

Sweet is the memory of past truffles“, as Marcus Tullius Cicero probably never said.

I believe it was Mark Twain who nearly said “I am an old man and have known a great many truffles, but most of them never happened.  

And I believe it was Arnold Glasgow who might have almost said “Nothing lasts for ever, not even your truffles“.   He was a wise man.  He also said “Most people only want their fair share. And yours“.  Ain’t that the truth.

Lastly, in case you are overpowered by all this, I shall also misquote Mignon McLaughlin:

A sense of humour is a major defense against minor truffles.

I have always found it so.  Works on major truffles too.

Remembering life, a good blessed life
I’m forgetting all my truffles
I’m forgetting all my truffles


About Alan

Alone in a sea of spinifex.
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2 Responses to A Truffle Shared is a Truffle Halved.

  1. Alan says:

    Thanks Dave! That is the nicest thing anyone has said to me since the Windy Harbour Ride.



  2. barbnm32 says:

    ‘You mad bugger.’ He thought with a smile on his face – and a fondness in his heart…


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