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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Meet The Truffle
Meet the Truffle

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As it is mentioned in other sections of, the most expensive and highest in demand truffles are the Périgord Black Truffle or Black Diamond —the species which is devoted to—, and the Piedmont White Winter Truffle. An overview on the characteristics of white truffles is included below. For a complete set of information on the Périgord Black visit: The Black Diamond.

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

The best black truffles undoubtedly come from France, where winter black truffles are more commonly called the Diamond of Perigord. This exquisite mushroom tuber melanosporum grows in the Provence region of France from December to March. During this season the truffle markets are abundant of this delicious tuber, black with a dark marbled interior, characterized by an earthy and chocolaty flavor. The summer black truffle, tuber aestivum vitt or “truffe de la St. Jean

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