Here in Europe, new hunters tend to start out looking for black truffles. Once they achieve this, after their initial delight, their thoughts then quickly turn to the prize amongst truffle – the precious white winter or tuber magnatum. Novices are anxious to learn if their dog can locate the valuable white truffles given that […]
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 […]
Every sector has its secrets but none more so than the truffle industry which is entirely founded on secrecy. This video, the first in a two part series, looks at the very secret life of the truffle hunter.
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
When you find a large white truffle there is always a heady mixture of exuberance and stress. Truffles of this size can be worth a lot of money however its value halves if you break it while digging it out. These are the steps you need to follow to remove a truffle from the earth […]
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 […]
Most dogs can be trained to find truffles. Jane is a mixed breed but she is smart and learnt quickly. She can sniff out the deepest of white truffles – in fact nothing seems to escape her marvellous nose. She also finds the biggest truffle of the season which weighed in at over half a […]
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 […]