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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

News and More News!!

Just thought you might like to know that I have received the results of my soil samples and root samples.  I am on target to begin taking down the old trees as soon as truffle season ends (end of February) and to start putting in the replacements by mid-March.  Looking for helpers!  Bring your chain saws and a couple of weeks later, bring your shovels.  I will definitely need some help to get this show on the road.  I'll be coming back to remind you -- maybe several times -- before it's time to put our shoulders to the plow.  I have promised to mentor if someone shows up and wants to buy the farm to continue what I have started so, if you're sitting on the fence about your truffle hopes and dreams, this just might be your golden opportunity.... Just sayin'.. Don't let the opportunity of a lifetime slip by.................

Truffles NC is hitting the airwaves again soon.  If you can't get it on tv, you can always watch it on the UNC-TV website about a week after it airs. You can see Flavor NC  @Truffles NC on UNC-TV on the dates in Josephine's Press Release below.

I love doing business with these folks because we share the same philosophy about food and friends.  Enjoy!

Press Release

Greensboro, NC, October 23, 2014. 

Greensboro Chef Chris Blackburn to be Featured on UNC-TV’s “Flavor, NC”
Josephine’s award-winning Executive Chef prepares dishes celebrating truffles from NC

Josephine’s Bistro Co-Owner and Executive Chef, Chris Blackburn, joins with Jane Morgan Smith of Keep Your Fork Farm in King, to create delicious dishes with locally sourced Black Winter truffles on the October 30 episode of “Flavor, NC,” the UNC-TV program showcasing North Carolina agriculture. The show will premiere at 10:30PM with an encore airing on November 2 at 7:30PM.

Chef Chris Blackburn and Jane Morgan Smith connected when Blackburn was on the lookout for unique North Carolina sourced ingredients for his restaurant, Josephine’s Bistro, in Greensboro.  “Autumn traditionally marks the start of truffle season and I was on a mission to find the best in the region. I had no idea I’d find them just an hour away,” Blackburn laughs. Keep Your Fork Farm specializes in black Périgord truffles, a gourmet item that fits perfectly with Josephine’s culinary approach of uniquely prepared dishes featuring ingredients raised or grown by local farmers. Blackburn expects to use Smith’s truffles in newly created recipes at Josephine’s this fall.
Smith, who also serves as the Executive Director of the North American Truffle Growers’ Association (NATGA), believes collaboration with Blackburn is important. “With the help of chefs like Chris, we are developing North Carolina as ‘the next Napa’ for truffle farming,” states Smith.
On “Flavor, NC” Blackburn, cooking in Josephine’s open kitchen, will prepare three exciting new recipes highlighting Keep Your Fork Farm’s black Périgord truffles.  Blackburn’s mouth-watering dishes include: Roasted Cauliflower Leek Truffle Bisque, Truffled Chicken and Dumplings, and Black Truffle Pasta.
About Josephine’s Bistro
Aptly named after award-winning Executive Chef and co-owner Chris Blackburn’s grandmother, Josephine’s Bistro offers an appealing assortment of dishes inspired by the season and served in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Guests are encouraged to savor both the food and the company. A full bar and an extensive wine list are available to complement the menu and enrich the experience. Located on historic Spring Garden Street in Greensboro, NC, Josephine’s Bistro is open Monday through Saturday with convenient Car Park service offered Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Josephine’s Bistro will soon be open for lunch and is available for private events.
Eat well and be well.
2417 Spring Garden Street. Greensboro. NC 27403
Twitter: @JospehinesLPFS

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