One Night of Truffle Hunting
On Thursday 18th March next the Narooma Kinema will host the Premier of ‘The Truffle Hunters’, the 10th annual fundraiser for the Narooma Community Garden. Drinks and nibbles served at 6.30pm with the screening at 7pm. $20 inclusive.
The octogenarian Truffle Hunters are a charismatic group of men and their clever dogs who search for ‘White Magic’... the elusive Alba Truffle. This rare white truffle defies cultivation. It grows wild at the roots of ancient Oak trees in the last remaining forests around Piedmont in northern Italy.
They forage in the dark so nobody can see where they go.
They forage in the snow, the rain and the cold and sometimes in vain, because now there are fewer truffles.
Forests are disappearing to make way for vineyards. Climate change and agricultural pollution are destroying these exotic crops and with them goes the ‘other worldly’ culture of the Truffle Hunter.
“Truffles can, on certain occasions, make women more tender and men more lovable. (Dumas)
Screening 18th March at 6:30PM for 7PM $20 Admission with Nibbles and Drinks! Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle-which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation. They're guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly-trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. To reserve your tickets click the link HERE or call on 4476 2352. Tickets are limited!