Truffles, from the plate to the harvest
Truffles in cooking … A guaranteed extraordinary dish.
Don’t be fooled, truffles, a rich and powerful fungus, love simple recipes. Sometimes you just need to grate a few shavings on some buttered bread, or savoury, in a sauce, in cream of pumpkin soup or scrambled eggs. Although it is a precious commodity, a few grams are enough to flavour your recipes. Raw, savoury or sweet, it is the star of your winter menus.
Yet where can you find it?
This fungus is well hidden. It begins life and grows underground and never comes out. Only the exceptional sense of smell of our canine friends is able to track it down.
A story of truffles…
A true truffle-harvester, game bag strapped over the shoulder, never leaves without his dog! It is a delight to watch as the dog picks up the scent at the feet of the oak trees, zigzagging, waging his tail under the encouragement of his master, who has already put aside a few treats. Three or four energetic paw swipes and there you have it! Black and fragrant, it’s your turn to sniff it!
The Vaucluse truffle markets and other fetes