Understanding Truffles, From Hunting to Plating to Cultivating

Sat, 03/18/2023 - 08:30
Bianchetto truffles
Bianchetto or white spring truffles, common in March / Photo: medlington1889 via iStock

“I’m preparing an article about truffles,” I mentioned to a dinner companion.

“Oooh! I love those!” she replied. “Intense chocolate!”

No, I explained. 

“I mean the ones that are dug up from the roots of certain trees.”

Words cannot communicate the twisted image on her face.

This happens too often, even when researching truffles online. The first entries usually refer to the rich chocolatey baubles served gratis in some restaurants or dapple

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