How to find the black winter truffle and what to do with it in the kitchen
Another foolproof recipe. The beauty of cooking with white truffles is that you don’t need to do an awful lot. The truffle does all the work as long as you follow some basic rules. Use the best quality ingredients you can find. Homemade pasta would be perfect, some freshly grated parmesan and the firmest, most […]
Simple is always the best way forward when it comes to enjoying a white truffle. Don’t start experimenting with a cupboard full of ingredients. Leave the spices on the shelf, salt and pepper only. What about herbs? Again I wouldn’t go messing around. You are eating a truffle, it’s a very powerful flavour and you […]
A step-by-step guide on how to make the delicious black widow chicken.
This is a delicious simple dish that my brother concocted. Chicken meat is a perfect vehicle for the truffle flavour. The whole bird is infused and so every bite is truffled deliciousness. The dish is called Black Widow Chicken because of the blackness of the truffles visible through the crispy skin. The chicken is spatchcocked […]
I am always looking for ways to stretch out a truffle so that it can be served to a lot of people. This can sometimes mean experimenting with different flavour combinations which is fun – especially when it works out! For this second black truffle paste I decided to use chickpeas or garbanzo as the […]
This year I decided to start making truffle sauces or pastes that could be used for a snack or an appetizer. Something unusual to serve your friends with a glass of wine or with an aperitif. It would be a lot simpler to make a truffle pasta but I was looking for ways to make […]
I was very lucky for a time in my life to have the lovely Julia as my sister-in-law. Her grandmother Alice had come over from Sicily and lived in Pittsburgh, USA. This was one of grandma Alice’s own grandma’s recipes that my brother and Julia adapted during the years they lived together in Baltimore and […]