Truffes: French word for "Truffles" . [t?yf] Noun, plural form.
Round fungus which grows underground, prized as a culinary delicacy, especially in France.

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Cycle de vie d’une truffe

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Truffles reproduce through their spores, contained in a little sack known as the ascus. The spores of the black truffle are spiny. A sure way to identify a true truffle from a fake one is by looking at the spores through a microscope.

I left France 15 years ago for the Silicon Valley.Let me state it clearly, it's not for culinary reasons that I moved ... Food is so important to us French people! I miss so much the taste of those black truffles we grow at home! Hmmmmmm, that truffle omelette with a good bottle of Château Gruaud-Larose (it's a Bordeaux "Grand Cru"). Felt like home!!! Thank you , thank you so much. Count on it, I'll be back soon!
Jacques, Palo Alto, CA

black truffle oil is great; subtle + sophisticated AND ... so easy to use! a home run if you want to make an impression
Clyde Designs

Comme tous les champignons, les truffes n’ont pas de chlorophylle et doivent leur survie à la symbiose. D’un point de vue biologique, elles sont considérées comme “hétérotrophes”.

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