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The excitement of my work is the constant global hunt for the best sources of unique and spectacular food items. I work directly with growers and purveyors on four different continents, and take special pride in delivering to chef’s kitchen, a selection of perfect truffles that were in the ground halfway across the globe just a few days earlier. Every item I offer my products, whether it be caviar, mushrooms or truffles, it represents not only the culmination of my hunt for the best possible sources, but an important ongoing relationship with a person who knows his or her product...

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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...

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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...

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    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...

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