What Is a Natural Truffle?

Answer Natural truffles are symbiotic tree fungi that grow beneath trees. In some areas of the world, humans eat them as a delicacy. Tree type, proximity to trees, soil and weather all affect the growth a... Read More »

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What is a black truffle?

Truffles are extremely rare mushrooms prized for their aromatic qualities and distinct flavors. The value and frenzy created by the black truffle is evident in its very nickname, "the Black Diamond... Read More »

What does a truffle smell like?

The truffle is a type of fungi that is used extensively in a number of cooking applications. Generally a truffle has a very earthy smell that is "a combination of musk, nuts, and ozone," according... Read More »

What is white truffle oil?

A truffle is a fungus that grows underground. It is prized in culinary circles for its distinctive aroma and flavor. Truffles are exceedingly rare and expensive. To extend the flavor of truffles th... Read More »

How is truffle oil made?

Whether you fill a plate with truffle oil for dipping your bread, drizzle it over pastas or salads, or eat it as an accompaniment to real truffles in a gourmet restaurant, you may be consuming a ch... Read More »