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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The Périgord region is reputed for having the oldest production history and the highest-quality black truffles. The largest truffle market in France is at Richerenches in Vaucluse. Truffles available on come exclusively from the Périgord region in France.

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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 truffles or Tuber Melanosporum, are mainly found on oak and lime trees,
they are subterranean and grow underneath the soil’s surface, which makes them harder to gather than other types of mushrooms that grow above the ground. Black truffle season in the Northern Hemisphere is from December to March, peaking in January and February. The hunt in the silent forest, during cold, winter mornings, contributes to the mystique of this elusive mushroom. Humans have always needed animals to detect the location of truffles; searching for truffles is as challenging, as finding them is rewarding.

Although black truffles do not generally match the high pricing level of white truffles, they are reputed as being “The Truffle delicacy

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