It is the end of April and the first ripe black summer truffles of the year have started to pop up here in the south of Europe. Hunters have already been looking at weather patterns over the previous 4 months to calculate what kind of yield we might expect. However more than the weather, it […]
The second part of the ‘Trade Secrets’ series looks at the shadowy world of the truffle dealer. The Italian truffle companies are currently struggling to keep control of Europe’s white truffle supply. For decades their marketing departments have been manufacturing myths about the white truffle. This video takes a look past the smoke and mirrors […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you need to send a white truffle there are three factors to consider- time, temperature and moisture. How to make sure that your truffles arrive at their destination in peak condition.
Find out how best to ship a truffle and what to do when you receive a truffle you have ordered
Season and Price The black summer truffle is the least expensive of the truffles and its flavour is more delicate than that of the winter truffles. I would recommend waiting until mid-season before you buy one. Black summer truffles are at their peak around July and early August, the price usually drops around this time […]