Meet The Truffle
Did you know?
In order to identify species of truffles, sophisticated DNA techniques are used. You can also examine a truffle under a microscope. If the spores show tiny spines on the surface and the color is dark, it means they are indeed truffles, if the surface looks honeycombed, the “truffle
invited to one of those classy Saturday night Beacon Hill's dinners; everyone would come with their usual flowers.
We brought a 0.45 Oz jar of winter black truffles.
Next day hostess texts me: "Thank you for the truffles, the most elegant dinner present I've ever been offered!"
Ben L., Weston, MA 02493
— Ben L., Weston, MA 02493
black truffle oil is great;
subtle + sophisticated AND ... so easy to use!
a home run if you want to make an impression
— Clyde Designs
Don’t Be Fooled, Know Your Truffles
For centuries, scarcity of production and escalating demand has made truffles subject to desire, ambition and even greed. Although strict regulations and legislation have been implemented in relatively recent years – making it harder for dishonest producers or entrepreneurs to cheat – fraud is still possible, and unfortunately in many countries, very common.
Besides the risk of buying false truffles, the similarities between certain species can be confusing for the inexperienced consumer. Wholesalers, producers, connoisseurs, chefs and restaurateurs alike… anyone who intends to get involved in the complex world of truffles, must be capable of distinguishing and identifying species, as well as their season, when they should appear on the market and their origins. This will avoid purchasing the wrong kind of truffles, resulting in wasted time, money and certainly lots of disappointing culinary experiences!
Whether they are fresh or cooked, there is a simple and common technique used to identify truffles from similar mushrooms or vegetables (sometimes “disguised
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