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Pecan Truffles

January 17, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgBeyond pecans, a commodity originating in Georgia’s pecan orchards is exciting growers and chefs alike: truffles. “Thanks to Dr. (Tim) Brenneman, I’ve been able to find truffles and find a market for them,” said Eric Cohen, co-owner of Pecan Ridge Plantation in Decatur County, Georgia.Brenneman, a University of Georgia plant pathologist based in Tifton, Georgia, has researched pecan truffles since he discovered them in the late 1980s. His research involves inoculating trees with the fungus responsible for truffles. “Right now, the main limitation for truffles is lack of consistent availability,” Brenneman said. “They’re underground; they’re hard to find. We’re doing research on producing truffles more consistently by inoculating trees with the fungus, and then, when you plant the trees, it may take a while, but they will eventually start growing truffles on their roots.”Pecan growers can locate truffles, but the latest, perhaps more effective trend is to search for and find truffles using truffle dogs. “In the past, nearly all of the truffles we had in Georgia were just found by people going out with rakes during late summer at pecan harvest, when the truffles were being exposed, and picking them up,” Brenneman said. “Having dogs that are specifically trained for these truffles really helps find the truffles. It also improves the quality of truffles found because they’re locating the mature truffles. The dogs just go to the ones that have the strongest odor, and those are the most mature truffles and most desired by the chefs using them.” Truffle dogs have made it easier for farmers, like Cohen, to market truffles and net a profitable venture. He has always had pecan orchards, but only started marketing truffles two years ago. Cohen had no prior knowledge of truffles and wasn’t aware that there was a market for them.“I heard (Brenneman) say how valuable they were, and that’s what got me quizzing him about them, just the sheer amount of money a pound of truffles costs,” Cohen said. “I would not have done that if it had not been for Dr. Brenneman.” There is high demand for truffles, especially from chefs, but there are only a few people marketing truffles and not a large supply. Cohen said he developed his market by word of mouth among different chefs. While European truffles cost thousands of dollars a pound—they’re one of the most expensive foods in the world—one pound of truffles grown in Georgia can sell for $200 to $300, Brenneman said.For more information on pecan truffles and Brenneman’s research, visit timbrenneman.org.(Tatyana Phelps is an intern with the UGA Tifton Campus.)last_img read more

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Q & A: Russ Anderson

December 30, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oysnvzlet.

first_imgRuss Anderson at the southern terminus of the A.T.On his quest to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, Russ Anderson of Linville, N.C., has endured hypothermic conditions, Army rangers with machine guns, and bears that know how to get food bags out of trees. Not bad for a 71-year-old retiree who’d never spent a night on the A.T. before deciding to hike it from end to end.How much of the A.T. have you hiked so far? I’m 178.5 miles in. I started in Springer, made it to the Nantahala Gorge, then skipped the Smokies and hiked into Damascus. This summer, I hope to start in Damascus and head north, then come back to do the Smokies in the winter.Is it as tough as everyone says? It’s like six or seven hours of extreme manual labor. Even if you’re 25 years old, it’s difficult. Those first days in Georgia were tough. Foggy, drizzling rain, cold, hail, sleet, freezing winds. Once I arrived at a shelter, I stripped off my rain gear and got into my sleeping bag. It took two hours to get warm again. But it’s worth it. The trail itself, the people I’ve met…it’s worth it.What does your wife think about you thru-hiking the A.T.? She doesn’t like it. A person my age is supposed to be the leader of a family. I’m not supposed to disappear for six months. In a sense, I feel like I’m cheating the people in my lives. My wife and I are empty nesters, so she’s alone when I’m out there hiking. Even my friends think I’m crazy. They say I’m going to get eaten by a bear or fall off a cliff.What made you decide to undertake this hike? I’m a retired naval officer. My life has been filled with unusual adventure. I just need more of that. Only 11 people over 70 have ever thru-hiked the A.T. And none of them had tried hiking it for the first time over 70. So that got me interested.What’s been your most memorable moment on the trail so far? My second night out, I was sleeping in a shelter with 10 other people. All of a sudden, I hear a big explosion. Then machine gun fire. Then I hear yelling and shouting. None of us knew what was going on. Everybody was wicked scared, thinking the Russians were coming or something. Turns out, we were in the middle of an Army Ranger training exercise. We sat there for two hours while things blew up all around us. 1 2last_img read more

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