Having made two videos rubbishing commercial truffle oil, it is time to redress the balance and look at how to make a decent oil with real truffles. Be warned, if you are used to shop-bought oil with its enhanced flavour profile – the taste of homemade stuff is far more subtle. But also more fragrant, […]
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In the 1990’s truffle oil was refered to by the industry as liquid gold. It was all ‘fake’ – simply olive oil flavoured with the chemical 2,4-dithiapentane, also known as formaldehyde dimethyl mercaptal. A spoonful of this synthetic aroma cost under 40 cents and this was enough to flavour a three-dollar bottle of olive oil. […]
This video shows you how to get the best black summer truffle for your money. You are buying a premium product, an expensive ingredient so it is worth knowing how to choose wisely. Find out the best time to buy and get all the details about what a great tasting product looks, feels and smells […]
Hunting for summer truffles is easier in many ways than winter truffling. However there are still a number of issues you need to consider. A little preparation is usually all you need to ensure that the hunt goes smoothly. This video runs through some of the areas where hunters may encounter difficulties and also gives […]
Found all over Europe and beyond, the black summer truffle is the commonest of all the species. It grows just below the surface of the earth which makes it easy for inexperienced truffle dogs to sniff out. Unfortunately, it is impossible to list exact growth factors as they vary greatly from region to region, however […]
It can often take a while for the dog to make the transition from finding the truffles you have buried to finding truffles in the wild. Following these tips will help you speed up the process.
Prince Philip’s passion for fine food and travel lead to a love affair with truffles. This spanned 7 decades and culminated in ground-breaking cultivation of black winter truffle orchards when the Duke was in his 90’s. He often used his privilege to gain knowledge from the experts and leaves behind an exciting legacy full of potential for the British Isles
There are two factors which are more important than the actual breed of the truffle dog. The first is the dog’s temperament and the second is the hunter. As dog and hunter work together as a team, it is vital that the two are well suited to one another….