In Antiquity, truffles were considered the food of the gods, with aphrodisiac powers used by ardent Jupiter. Roman recipe books suggested baking the tubers (their classification as fungi took place several centuries later) beneath the embers and eating them with honey. It is well known that truffles have been used as food in Antiquity, by [...]
Truffles are mushrooms that grow underground. More particularly, truffles are fruitful bodies with the shape of a tuber, more or less rounded, more or less rich with protuberances and cavities. They consist of an outer layer, called peridium, which may be either smooth or wrinkled, and of an inner “meaty” mass, called gleba. Just like [...]
Truffles grow underground, and must therefore be thoroughly rinsed before consumption. Soak them in cold water for a few minutes to dissolve the hardest bits of soil, then clean them with a truffle brush, carefully removing all the residues between the wrinkles of the peridium without damaging the surface. Truffles should never be peeled; just [...]
Tutte le specie di tartufi, hanno un utilizzo molto legato alle tradizioni del territorio. Gli abbinamenti con le pietanze, i condimenti e i vini, dipendono esclusivamente dalle abitudini culinarie locali, comunque l'elemento che si ripropone in ognuna è la semplicità. […]
Umbria is the natural home to all truffles that can officially be harvested and sold, and in some territories truffles are the most economically significant product harvested from the woods. In the north-eastern area of the high valley of the Tiber, in Umbria, where the burgh of Pietralunga is located, in this Apennine and pre-Apennine [...]
Several types of truffles exist, some considered more valued (and often characterised by higher purchase prices), some more linked to local or regional culinary traditions. In any case, these are nature’s products available in very limited quantities that vary from year to year.