EUGENE – Food lovers are invited to celebrate the glory of a Pacific Northwest delicacy and immerse themselves in authentic Northwest cuisine and culture at the eighth annual Oregon Truffle Festival, Jan. 25 through Jan. 27, 2013, in Eugene. Festival officials announced today that registration for the highly lauded event is now open.

Truffle enthusiasts will bring it all back home this year with a celebration dedicated to the Oregon truffle, and the sense of community that is built when we gather together to share in fine cuisine. More than a dozen acclaimed chefs will bring traditional American cooking techniques to bear on the earthy delicacy, creating a culinary fusion that commemorates the region’s truffles and the country’s authentic food culture.