Friday, January 2, 2009

It's Truffle Time!

Yes, those numbers are the prices in Euros and no those are not pieces of dirt they are highly coveted culinary delights.

Piedmont is famous for it's fine white truffles. They are hiding in grounds of the surrounding woodlands of the hills and mountains. Truffles are mushrooms that grow underground like hidden treasures. Looking for truffles is almost always carried out with specially trained pig and most truffle hunters keep their "hunting grounds" a secret, as the price of one is comparable to gold. They are always under lock and key at the grocery store and you point to the ugliest and most pungent one, pay a fortune, and take it home and lightly ground some over eggs.

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