Human families and dog families come together on today’s episode to bring you tales of fine cuisine and unexepected reunions.
The Alexander Valley Truffle Company
Truffles are a delicacy prized by chefs and foodies around the world. These finicky fungi are hard to find. It helps to have a family of Lagotto Romagnolo, or truffle hunting dogs to do the dirty work. Join the Angerer Family at their truffle orchard as they take us on a hunt for these elusive and valuable fairy apples!
Marvin, Murry, and Leo – A Rescue Family
When New Yorker, Tara Derington adopted a rescue dog she named Leo from a Texas shelter, she didn’t know her new pup’s dad had also been adopted into the same zip code – until a fateful walk around the block brought them back together. But there’s more! Leo had a brother and he, too, ended up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This reunion story is so cute, it could have come from the mind of New York screenwriting queen, Nora Ephron.
Pam and Jim stop by the hydrant to sniff out the latest dog stories from around the world.
2:46 Truffle Dogs on the Hunt somewhere in Northern California
6:55 Tuber, the truffle dog, finds one!
9:42 The Secret Side of Truffle Hunting
13:21 Fresh Truffled Eggs
14:26 A Reunion Story Ready-Made for the Silver Screen
15:01 Upper West Side Resident, Tara Derington Rescue’s Leo
17:28 Tara Receives Interesting News from Dr. Doolittle’s Rescue Ranch
19:06 The Search for Leo’s Dad
20:42 The Story Goes Viral on Twitter
21:24 The Family of Three Dogs Reunite for the First Time In NYC
24:14 The Hydrant Segment – Stories We Sniffed Out from Around the Hydrant
27:09 Coming Up on the Next Episode
About The Alexander Valley Truffle Company
Angerer Family Farms was started as a vehicle to diversify a connection to Sonoma County. For several years, as the family waited for their hazelnut trees, inoculated with the coveted French winter black truffle spores known as Tuber Melanosporum, to grow, they grew a variety of tomatoes and fruits which they sold to local markets. They also have a healthy flock of chickens who provide eggs to local restaurants. But as they near our first truffle harvest, attention is shifting below ground. And their five Lagotto Romagnolo truffle hunting dogs are ready!
Tara Derington is the Director of Digital Publishing at Thrive Global and a passionate dog person. She adopted her rescue dog, Leo, from Dr. Dolittle’s Rescue Ranch in Mcallen, TX.