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, […]
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
One of the classic ways to use a white truffle is to add it to a finished risotto. Truffles take an already delicious dish up several notches and this may be one of the best risottos you ever taste. For such an impressive meal it is surprisingly quick and easy. Try and get hold of a quality chicken stock and you are good to go. Allow around 8 gr of white truffle per serving – more if it’s your birthday.
A good way to save white truffles is to make truffle butter. ….. This is the real deal. Use it on steak, risottos, pasta, wherever you fancy. You can even have it on bread. There are only two rules : Don’t cook the truffle and make it part of a simple dish ( no competing flavours).