Friday, 19 July 2013

Win white truffle Pasalubong from France

White truffle is considered the most expensive food in the world at US$3,600 a pound. In fact, the famous French epicure and gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (author of The Physiology of Taste: or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy, published in 1825) called it 'the diamonds of the Kitchen.'

white truffle oil
Truffles are quite rare and the white ones are even rarer since they are available only in October and November, when they are sniffed out by specially trained pigs.

So, to lucky readers out there, I'll be sharing the Filipino pasalubong tradition of bringing home something special from my recent trip. And this something special is the coveted white truffle - but mind you, bottled J. I'll be going to my favorite the epicerie, the Bon Marche, and bring home a bottle of Fauchon's white truffle oil.

This is top, top quality olive oil that has been infused with white truffles. Most Chefs use this oil sparingly, as a finishing oil, drizzled over a dish like potatoes, pasta, polenta or risotto, even on pizza and eggs. It also goes well with many vegetables (instead of butter) and even on popcorn!

So, how do you get to win this pasalubong from France? All you have to do is read my blog and let me know what your favorite entry is and why. Just post your answer in the comments section below. I will send the truffle oil to you plus my favorite recipes wherever you are. Merci buckets!


♥peachkins♥ said...

I got here through Lace! And it's my first time here in your blog. Of course, my favorite entry is this post which gives me a chance to win White Truffle Oil.

But after scouring your other post, I think I love your entry about: "Paolo Trinidad says to laugh your way out of stress!".Because I love laughing and I strongly believe that it is indeed the best medicine.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

Renz said...

I am a lurker on your blog :) I'm a twitter follower and have seen your posts there. My favorite is your Packing tips to Myanmar post,

We (husband, kid, and myself) have plans of going and your post was really helpful.

jared's mum said...

it is my first time here in your blog + i arrived here through lace's recommendation. my fave post will have to be the one about the yoga festival in france. i love yoga even when i cannot do it regularly now + even when my little man put up a show whenever i take to my mat. :)

Master Red said...

I like the article on Tabon Cave. You're right that we encountered it in school and I never thought we could go there. I am not sure though if I would organize it myself l. It seems availing of the travel agency's services is more convenient. Nice photos from your Tabon Cave adventure. Now we know.

Rei San said...

Its my first time here in your blog and you do have quite an interesting mix of posts. But what caught my eye was this --

I find it not only informative but I salute you and your group as well for the effort and love for the environment especially marine life. I've been to Cagbalete Island before and was saddened that the coral reef there was destroyed due to dynamite fishing. Then on another trip, I found out that Silliman University is also helping by making use of natural and artificial reef forestation. And with these kind of efforts, I think we can do something to teach people to take care of our environment which have been taking care of us also.

I hope that you and your group will continue with such endeavors with passion because there are still many places in the country that needs Reef Forestation.

Dolce said...

I found out about your contest through Lace but I think we've met thru Ms Janette Toral too at the Lopez Museum. The one blog post that I really liked was The Yoga Festival Packing Festival. one day when my kids are grown up I hope to pack my bags and do something like this

Kat @My Tots Exactly said...

Was referred her by Lace and I'm very thankful that she did. I love your post about Shinji Takeushi. Absolutely love his gracefulness in the water!

My daughter has swimming for PE at school (hopefully still under Ria's swim school Aqualogic in August) and I really do hope my little one pursues the sport for a long time. I can't wait for her to appreciate Shinji Takeushi's technique!

More power to you and your blog!

Estelle Saint-Martin Halbach said...

Thank to not forget the Yoga Festival Paris , 2nd Edition , October 11,12 & 13 , 2-13 !
All the info on
And if you send me your email I can send you the press release !

Have a nice day
Namaste !

Rosan Cruz said...

Thank you for all your comments. I just got back and honestly, will have a hard time choosing a winner. Abangan!!