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Truffle Anecdotes!

Oh, the truffle! That distinctive taste that can transform almost any dish into a culinary delight. There are many myths that surround this legendary mushroom, but these anecdotes are tales of truth, believe it or not!


By Christabel Brain
2017/11/07, 02:36 PM

Did you know..



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In the nineteenth century, truffles were in such abundance that they were eaten like other vegetables

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1 kg of black truffle from Périgord is worth about €1000. Think that’s expensive? Compared to the €2500 euros for the white truffle of Italy, it’s almost a bargain!

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The smell of ripe truffles is quite close to that emitted by a female pig on heat. You can see why, in olden days, a pig would be eager to go on the hunt...

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In order for truffles to reproduce, they must be dug up! The spores that generate new seeds are only released when they’re unearthed; a perfect circle of life.

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