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Top Black Truffle Wine Pairings

Black Truffles are among the world’s rarest and most delectable of foods. Enjoyed with numerous dishes such as elk, beef and poultry roasts or stews, Black Truffles add an earthy, nutty, piquant taste to any meal. The flavor of fine cheese is also enhanced and enjoyed when served with thin shavings of Black Truffles. When cooking firm fleshed fish, using Black Truffles is your best option. Always keep in mind that the flavor of Black Truffles is brought out even more, when the truffles are cooked. To get the maximum enjoyment and pleasure out of meals that contain Black truffles, it’s best to serve it with the appropriate wine. Wine can help to bring out the more subtle flavors of food, but it’s...

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How to Store Fresh Truffles

For most of the year, the Black Truffle is a plain Jane, hidden beneath the ground and undistinguished in taste & aroma. When the days shorten in Autumn and the nights become cool, the spores of Black Truffles mature, and must be freed from the earth. It is at this time that the fragrance and flavor of the truffle becomes outstanding, drawing the attention of both humans and animals. Truffles that have been collected too early, have little taste, and the mushroom deteriorates quite rapidly once mature. The symphony of aroma released by the Black Truffle is the only indication that the fungus is ready to harvest.The narrow window during which Black Truffles are at their peak, demands that proper...

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How To Use Summer Truffles, A Luxurious Value

    How To Use Summer Truffles, A Luxurious Value Courtesy of Phaedra Cook Black summer truffles have arrived, and there’s nothing better than adding delicate, earthy flavors to the bounty of the season. These are not only prized for their delicate aroma and flavor, but also for being of great value—especially when compared with the more precious and scarce Black Winter Truffles. Our black summer truffles are $30 per ounce, as compared to $67 per ounce for the most recent crop of Black Winter Truffles. (Prices are for retail sale; please inquire us about wholesale pricing.) Summer truffles represent a whole lot of “bang for the buck.” When they reach maturity, the aromas and flavors are reminiscent of hazelnuts, chocolate and vanilla....

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