Friday, 24 February 2012

Discover Sarrion ``The Capital of Black Truffle´´. Tourism in Teruel (Spain)

Teruel is a province of Aragón, home to the Mudejar architecture, awarded the World Heritage Designation by the UNESCO.

Teruel Province
A prime example of the Mudejar architecture of  Teruel are: 

The Cathedral 

El Salvador - Mudejar tower 

San Pedro - site of the Alabaster tomb of 'Los Amantes' (The Lovers of Teruel). Good Mudejar tower and complete coverage of internal bricks with designs. 

The Lovers of Teruel

Also well worth seeing are: 

The aqueduct/viaduct 

The Provincial Museum. 

Dinopolis. Paleontological museum and amusement park

The Provincial Museum

We invite you to know the most valued treasures of the gastronomy turolense. Recipes flavored and aromatized with oil, saffron, truffles and mushrooms, where the Ternasco and the Spanish ham are protagonists; and the wines companions of the best party. Approach to savour the purest Teruel in exclusive and singular places. 

If you enjoy Gastronomic Tourism, you cannot miss a visit to Sarrión, a small town in the province of Teruel, in the Sierra de Javalambre Mountains. This town is considered the Capital of Black Truffle in Spain, according to experts, it has the best conditions in Europe to grow the black truffle (Tuber melanosporum,) also called the black diamond.

Fresh Black Truffle (Tuber Melanosporum)

Every year in December, celebrates in Sarrion FITRUF, the most important exhibition, exclusively dedicated to the black truffle (Tuber Melanosporum). You can discover all about the Truffle's World: conferences, culinary demonstrations, tasting menus made with truffles and more interesting activities like truffle-hunting dog shows. This fair is a great opportunity to discover and enjoy black truffles from Sarrion, the best in the world!

Truffle Plantation in Sarrion, Aragon, Spain

We invite you to discover Teruel and Sarrion, our culture, traditions, landscapes, natural resources and gastronomy. Come and enjoy!!, you´ll be welcome at any time!!

For further information you can link to:

Teruel Council website

Sarrion Council website

Friday, 17 February 2012

Black Truffles. The key factors that make a diamond really valuable.

This is the more appropriate sentence to introduce the Black Truffle. Welcome to the most hidden and valued Spanish food culture.

This article is addressed to all enthusiasts and gastronomy lovers who sometimes find in the meal a perfect way to release the deepest tasty feelings. It is a present of the land, a breeze of nature, the wildest land product which it launches you in thousands of different opportunities to sample one of the biggest secrets of the Mediterranean culture. It is not only because of the pleasure and chance of tasting one bite of the “mother land”; it is also because the previous and unique harvest experience.

Truffle "The Black Diamond of Sarrion"

The mode that farmers get this delicious and singular fungus is from Teruel (Spanish Province), where the harvesters make a silent collection throughout oak and hazel fields.

The entire process of culture and harvesting is the responsible of a particular gastronomic experience, that you will never forget it. 

“It’s the diamond of the cook” It is the sentence that always Jose Mari Arzak pronounces to refer to this unforgettable and intense flavoured delicacy. The Black Truffle involves a brilliant handmade process that is just increasing the properties and value of the “land found” fungus.

Black Truffles by Manjares de la Tierra
We hope this article will be useful to show that diamonds are not only found in nice and fancy fashion jewellery, diamonds would also be found as a part of one dreamed meal... Are you ready for this experience?

By Daniel Esteban

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentine's Day Recipe: Pasta with Black Truffle (Tuber Melanosporum)

Celebrate Valentine's Day with our romantic and simple Valentine’s recipe, made with Black Truffle (Tuber Melanosporum).

Black Truffle (Tuber Melanosporum)


1 fresh black truffles (Tuber Melanosporum) by Manjares de la Tierra
2 tablespoons extra-virgin truffle olive oil by Manjares de la Tierra
1 tablespoons butter
1 pound fresh fettuccine or Tagliatelle pasta
Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese
Salt & pepper
...and the most important ingredient: love


Mince half of the truffles; set aside.

Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan over medium heat until the butter foams. Add the minced truffles, and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove the pan from heat and set aside.

Cook the pasta, and transfer directly into the reserved frying pan. Add one ladle of cooking pasta  water into the pan and toss over medium heat until the sauce thickens slightly.

Remove the pan from heat, add the cheese, and toss until the pasta is well coated. Taste and season with additional salt and black pepper as needed.
Serve and  slice the remaining truffles over the pasta.

Fettuccine with Black Truffle
A romantic meal for two, mood music, candlelight, and lots of good wine..The perfect Valentine's Day!!

In Manjares de la Tierra S.L. we can offer you:
  • Fresh black truffles (Tuber Melanosporum) 
  • And  extra-virgin truffle olive oil