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  Truffle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
White or fl paper-thin truffle slices may be inserted in meats, under the skins of roasted fowl, in foie gras preparations, in pâtés, or in stuffings.
The only trace of truffles in Medieval cooking is at the court of the popes in Avignon; though perhaps the fl and subterranean truffles were avoided elsewhere as satanic, the papal kitchens adopted them when the popes relocated to Avignon, near the producing regions of upper-Provence.
People had long observed that truffles were growing among the roots of certain trees, under oak trees in particular, and indeed scientific research has proven that the truffles live in symbiosis with the host tree.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Truffle   (2076 words)

 Truffle - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
While the aphrodisiac characteristics of truffles have not been established, it is still held in high esteem in colloquial French and northern Italian cooking, and in international haute cuisine.
Truffle is also a chocolate confection, which is named after its physical resemblance with a fl truffle.
Paper-thin truffle slices may be inserted in meats, under the skins of roasted fowl, in foie gras preparations, in pâtés, or in stuffings.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/t/r/u/Truffle.html   (1717 words)

 The Truffle FAQ: The Basics
Truffle (truf'l) 1.) Subterranean, edible ascomycetous fungi of the genus Tuber.
Since truffles are buried in the soil, truffles rely on partnerships (symbiosis) with certain animals for spore dispersal.
Truffles are usually found between two and four inches under the ground,at the root of Oak trees.
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 :: ALBATARTUFI.COM ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The truffle is a subterranean fungus that lives in symbiosis with the roots of trees.
Truffles contain a high percentage of water, fibres and mineral salts absorbed from the soil through the roots of the tree with which they live in mutually beneficial association.
Truffle growers have been studying this particular phenomenon for many years with a view to the future production of truffles in woodland under the direct control of man and not tied simply to chance.
www.albatartufi.com /pages_english/iltartufo.asp   (422 words)

 truffe, truffles, tuber mélanosporum - What is a truffle ?
This whole autonomous ensemble is the gleba (body) of the truffle, coloured white, and covered with a skin ornamented with small warts or scales which, as well as protecting the tuber, contributes to its respiration and nutrition.
If the truffles are not harvested, they will degrade and rot, setting free asques which, under various influences will set free (or not) the spores.
Several possibilities may be at the origin of the fructification from endogenic or exogenic causes: the degree of mycorrhizian colonisation(glomérules stages), accumulation of nutritional reserves sexual processes between mycéliums, stress.
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Truffles are the culinary superstars of the mushroom world, commanding fantastic prices and regarded as one of the finer luxuries in life.
Truffle paste and oil made from truffle trimmings are cheaper ways to experience the truffle flavour, but use these items sparingly as their pungent flavour will quickly overpower a dish.
These truffles are associated with mature stands of Douglas fir, and have been found all along the slopes of coastal mountain ranges.
www.innvista.com /HEALTH/foods/mushrooms/truffle.htm   (1142 words)

 Brownie Truffle Content - Brownie Truffle Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The local truffle association warns against truffles from other areas being sold as if from the Piedmont region, but few controls are in place and there are no labeling requirements for the delicacy.
A week after the truffle was interred in the head chef 's garden, officials from San Miniato, where the delicacy was found, have asked for it to be returned for burial.
The truffle is the fruit of a fungus that grows as a parasite on the roots of trees, mostly oaks.
www.luxurytruffles.info /brownie-truffle.html   (1269 words)

 The Truffle FAQ: Truffles in History
The Aprhodisiacal Lore of Truffles by Tanith Tyrr
German scientists have recently discovered that truffles produce a musky chemical that is also secreted in the male pig's saliva and prompts mating behavior in the sow.
Arrange truffles which are undam- aged by water in a receptacle in layers, separated from each other by sawdust, cover with a lid, and seal with gypsum, and keep in a cool place.
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 White Truffle Olive Oil from Italy
Truly exceptional truffles (almost all of which from Italy) are costly (up to $900 per pound), perishable and hard to find, but truffle oil captures the essence of Italy's best truffles without the expense.
This truffle seasoning, made with extra virgin olive oil and a slice of real white truffle, is a flavorful enhancement for steak, pasta, fried eggs, mushroom dishes and cheese.
Truffle oils are generally not used in cooking, as the heat adulterates their flavors.
www.gatewaygourmet.com /truffle_oil.htm   (447 words)

 Truffle Venture
Truffle Venture is a leading European venture capital firm focusing on technology spin-offs.
A large number of European funds invest in start up and early stage companies, but no fund is dedicated to identifying technology and products in established companies and funding independent spin-off companies based on such technology and products.
Truffle Venture aims to achieve superior financial returns by leveraging its industry knowledge, extensive network and unique focus on spin-offs to identify business ventures that match latent market needs.
www.truffle-venture.com   (148 words)

 Wild About Mushrooms: Truffles
Truffles are round, warty, and irregular in shape and vary from the size of a walnut to that of a man's fist.
Truffles are harvested in Europe with the aid of female pigs or truffle dogs, which are able to detect the strong smell of mature truffles underneath the surface of the ground.
The Italian white truffle is considered to be superior in smell and taste to the French fl truffle.
www.mssf.org /cookbook/truffles.html   (2045 words)

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Although truffles are found only 4 or 5 inches underground, our sense of smell is not keen enough to detect them and we must get a little help from a pig, a dog …; or a fly.
Like the melano, the skin is reddish before the truffle is mature; the flesh is purplish-fl with short white veins and a little softer than the melano; the aromas are very similar but the taste of the indicum is not as intoxicating.
Fresh truffles have a very heady, earthy aroma, especially when they are at peak maturity; if you eat a raw truffle, the aroma lingers in your esophagus for hours.
www.frenchselections.com /deco/truffle.hts   (2248 words)

 Truffles, handmade chocolate, holiday chocolates, chocolate candy gifts
Truffles freshly handmade from Belgian chocolate, Colorado organic cream, fine liquors, natural flavors and absolutely no preservatives.
The truffles are named after our favorite past times like powder day and first tracks or the mountains themselves such as snowcapped and rocky top.
As you bite into a Telluride Truffle, you may be transported into the heavenly state inspired by the mountains of Colorado.
www.telluridetruffle.com   (195 words)

 Tasmanian Truffle Enterprises   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Tasmanian truffle projects now have subsidiary company specializing in assisting people who wish to grow their own truffles called Truffles Australis Pty Ltd and a complete guide is available here from start to finish www.trufflesaustralis.com.au
The summer truffles have been recently harvested in Australia with about half a kilo of mature truffles from his five year old oaks inoculated with Tuber aestivum.
This will now mean that TTE can have fresh truffles in the marketplace for a considerable part of the year and not have to rely on northern hemisphere imports.
www.tastruffles.com.au   (188 words)

 Truffle Bar Results | Truffle Bar Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
From the moment you first experience the sterling truffle bar, you expect something extraordinary an original painting, each sterling truffle bar is a one of a kind.
Two truffle hunting dogs were killed by poison in central Italy at the weekend, bringing the total of dogs killed by strychnine since the season began in October to more than 30.
The white truffle, weighing nearly 2lbs and dug from a Tuscan hillside, was sold for pounds 28,000 at auction in the medieval village of San Miniato.
www.luxurytruffles.info /truffle-bar.html   (987 words)

 Truffle - Tartufo
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Truffle hunt is first of all a wonderful open air activity that gives the chance to enjoy nature and the company of our fantastic dogs.
The expert truffle hunter knows perfectly how to behave in order to preserve the safety of the environment and of the truffle zones, with the exact knowledge that this is the first rule to not exhauste the yearly development of truffle.
www.tuscany-truffle.com /english/home.php   (387 words)

 Truffles - Food Reference Food Facts about truffles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The most famous Italian truffles are the truffles of ALBA and the truffles of San Miniato.
Since truffles cannot be seen, specially trained sows and dogs are employed to find the elusive tubers, Sows love to eat them and have a keen sense of smell, but because of their size, transportation tends to be cumbersome, also once they start digging, it is difficult to stop them to retrieve the truffle.
Truffles are generally used in goose liver pates, in sauces, omelettes, scrambled eggs, compound butters, and baked in puff pastry.
www.foodreference.com /html/arttruffles.html   (859 words)

 Truffle - Chocolate Search
Truffle is an Aladdin's cave of hard to find imported gourmet foods based in Wellington, New Zealand...
Truffle Venture is a European venture capital firm focusing on technology spin-offs.
"Truffle" the Patterdale Terrier was born on December 22nd 2002...
chocolate-search-swicki.eurekster.com /Truffle   (591 words)

 GourmetSleuth - Truffle Oil
Commercial production of truffle oil is an 20th century phenomena but Italians have been infusing oil with wild truffles for decades.
Truffle oil has become increasing popular in the U.S. as it has been adopted by professional and home chefs.
The white truffle is also harvested in the U.S. in Oregon and they are becoming well-know with local artisan chefs.
www.gourmetsleuth.com /truffleoil.htm   (367 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for truffle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
truffle TRUFFLE [truffle] [Fr subterranean edible fungus that forms a mutually beneficial (symbiotic) relationship with the roots of certain trees and plants.
The part of the fungus used as food is the ascoma, the fruiting body of the fungus.
Truffles and Truffle Oil Great variety of truffles and truffle oils.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/13079.html   (499 words)

 Truffle Riches Drive Men to Secrecy, Crime in Italy
Truffle hunting is a family "illness," says the retired typesetter, whose father taught him how to hunt Italy's prized white truffle nearly 60 years ago.
The Italian journalist and wine expert Luigi Odello conceded in an essay that the odor of a ripe truffle is "not very elegant after all." He added that it also "somewhat perturb[s]" the minds of pigs and dogs because of its similarities to the animals' sex pheromones.
And Isabelle Gianicolo, a botanist with the National Truffle Study Centre in the same Piedmont city, says that overexposure to truffles in the lab or in the field can create problems for her at home.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2005/05/0523_050523_italytruffle.html   (693 words)

 Copper Oval Pans
The stainless steel blade are adjustable to slice truffles wafer thin
Truffles are found anywhere from 2 to 16 inches below the ground.
Truffles have been found in Europe, Asia, North Africa, and North America.
www.creativecookware.com /truffle_cutters.htm   (146 words)

 In Italy Online - The Hunt for White October
he rigors of an actual truffle hunt are not for everyone and in fact are rarely witnessed by outsiders.
The wholesale truffle market is also open to the public during the annual truffle festival in October, when you can view award-winning truffles or buy directly from the wholesalers.
Recent dinners have featured pheasant terrine with fl and white truffles, fried quail eggs atop polenta with white truffles, sauteed squid and porcini mushrooms and all types of pasta topped with white truffles.
www.initaly.com /regions/piedmont/sims.htm   (1002 words)

 Truffle Oil, Truffle Oil Recipes
Truffle oil is created when truffles are soaked in olive oil.
Before commercial truffle oil was introduced in the 1980s, chefs in Italy and France traditionally made their own by steeping tiny bits of fresh truffles in high-quality olive oil.
Ways in which truffle oil can be used in your cooking are limited only by your imagination.
whatscookingamerica.net /Vegetables/TruffleOil.htm   (251 words)

 San Francisco Gourmet Gift Baskets San Francisco Gift Baskets
I am addicted to chocolate, although I refer to it as a "passion" I feel I am in the position to deem these two ladies "Chocolate Goddesses." It is their delightful truffle names and their innovative approaches to exotic flavors which has earned them this title.
These truffles offer a combination of interesting and unique flavors mixed with the human instinctual connection to chocolate.
Truffles are the easiest chocolate candies to make and ultimately the most sensually satisfying.
www.beyondgourmet.com /food/vosges.html   (738 words)

 The Mavens' Word of the Day
There are a large number of related fungi known as truffles, but two of them are especially important: the fl trufle (Tuber melanosporum), found especially in the Perigord region of France, and the white truffle (Tuber magnatum), found especially in the Piedmont region of Italy.
A chocolate truffle, to use its full name, is a confection made with chocolate, butter or cream, and other flavorings, such as liquers or coffee, rolled into a ball and often coated with cocoa, nuts, or more chocolate.
The word truffle comes (by way of Dutch and Middle French) from Old Provencal trufa, from an unattested Vulgar Latin word tufer, a variant of Latin tuber, which is the source the modern English word tuber.
www.randomhouse.com /wotd/index.pperl?date=19961126   (233 words)

 chez pim: The Truffle Don
I once had the opportunity to hold and smell a white truffle in an expensive delicatessen in London (sadly not the opportunity to buy it; this was years ago when I'd just left university and didn't have a full-time job).
Having said that, when truffle is applied sparingly and appropriately, it is a truly marvellous thing such as in the stunningly simple boiled egg I ate at the Vieux Logis in Tremolat (http://www.vieux-logis.com/fr/restaurant.htm), which was utter perfection and a great example of a steady hand.
These white truffles we got were so good I could have had two more though.
chezpim.typepad.com /blogs/2005/11/the_truffle_don.html   (1876 words)

 Truffle - The Daily Kitten
Truffle looks a little scared, but also safe in the arms of mom.
What a sweet tiny Truffle, she or he is so cute.
Truffle is my all-time favorite....so you're gonna have to lemme get that.
dailykitten.com /archives/413-Truffle.html   (936 words)

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