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 […]
Every year a handful of remarkable white truffles are found that cause a lot of fuss. Most truffle hunters will feel very lucky to find a truffle weighing over 200 grams, here we are talking about truffles around the kilo mark. These are the real prizes in the world of truffles, where the big money […]
Often when I tell people that we hunt for truffles, their first question is about how we train the pigs. It seems that the use of pigs in truffle hunting is very firmly ensconced in the collective consciousness. In reality though, the vast majority of tartufai nowadays prefer to hunt with dogs. Truffling pigs were […]
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).
White truffle and mushroom risotto is a simple one pan dish with only twelve ingredients arborio rice (1 cup) mushrooms 1 onion garlic (1 or 2 cloves) butter olive oil small glass of white wine (optional) chicken stock (2 cups) salt (to taste added to stock) truffle butter ( tablespoon) parmesan cheese (to taste) white […]
Making truffle butter is the best way to preserve a white truffle before it loses its freshness. It is laughably easy and should only take a few minutes. Step One Get your ingredients and your equipment together. You will need white truffle, great quality butter (room temperature is easier) and some fancy sea salt if […]
The pretty little town of Acqualagna is located in the province of Pesaro and Urbino between the two hills of Gola and Furlo in Le Marche. With a population of just four and a half thousand and no obvious sights for the tourist to visit, it would be an easy place to overlook. What is […]