founder of Oregon White Truffle Oil,
is a noted wild mushroom cooking authority
and award-winning cookbook author.


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Jun 8, 2015

Salmon Cakes with Truffle Mayonnaise   ½ cup fresh bread crumbs ½ cup Portobello duxelles (see below) ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon dried dill 1 egg beaten lightly ½ cup mayonnaise 1 pound cooked salmon Truffle Mayonnaise, made by blending I tablespoon White Truffle Oil with I cup mayonnaise   Stir together the bread crumbs, duxelles, cayenne, ...

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The Joel Palmer House - A Chat with Chris

Jan 21, 2014

Here is a nice piece produced by Valley Emporium of the GrowYamhill campaign about the Joel Palmer House and our history. Enjoy!     Click here to see the video

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It's Truffle Season, Baby!

Dec 4, 2013

So we've dusted off the rakes, gassed up the Subaru and unearthed the Carhartt overalls for another cold and wet season of hunting the Oregon truffle. Mushroom season has come to a close here in the northwest and our attention now directs to those magical little orbs of white gold - the Oregon truffle.  Though they begin growing in October, we don't begin hunting in earnest until late November/early ...

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The Czar's Chipotle Potato Salad!

Jul 2, 2013

It's SUMMER!  With the temps in the 90's for at least a few weeks here in the Pacific NW, we figured we'd do our own take on the beloved summer-time dish....POTATO SALAD!  It's cool.  It's hip.  It's...potato-y.  Not to mention, that it tastes better after sitting in the fridge for a couple of days. One drawback to potato salad is the mayonnaise-going-bad-in-the-sun factor. ...

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The Czar's Summer Recipe Contest!

Jul 23, 2012

The Czar's Fine Foods Summer 2012 Recipe Contest   Submit a "main dish" recipe using one of the 4 Czar's Pinot sauces and win a bottle of each sauce AND a dinner for 2 at the Joel Palmer House Restaurant in Dayton, OR. One submission/person Must be received by email by midnight of August 10th Recipe must be for a "main dish".  Snacks and desserts won't be considered.   Prizes:   Winner: ...

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Pinot Chicken Sandwich

Jun 5, 2012

I constantly see recipes online and think “ooh I can’t wait to try that with a Czar’s sauce!” This is one of those – inspired by Pioneer Woman’s BBQ chicken sandwich with coleslaw.   1 whole fryer chicken, cut up Olive oil 1 head of garlic – cloves peeled but left whole 1 medium onion – roughly diced 8 oz The Czar’s Pinot-Chipotle ...

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Salmon Cakes with Truffle Mayonnaise   ½ cup fresh bread crumbs ½ cup Portobello duxelles (see below) ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon dried dill 1 egg beaten ...


…though many producers augment their product (truffle oil) with a chemical compound that mimics the truffles’ taste and aroma, making for a more potent but less refined taste. WE PREFER THE PURER CHARACTER OF ALL-NATURAL OILS LIKE THE JOEL PALMER HOUSE OREGON WHITE TRUFFLE OIL, WHICH CONTAINS THE ESSENCE OF OREGON TRUFFLES (It’s the ONLY truffle oil currently sold in this country containing domestically grown truffles).

 Saveur Magazine April 2009

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