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 […]
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 and the flavour […]
Two different sauces made with black summer truffle. One is cooked and uses sauteed truffles and mushrooms. The other sauce is made using chickpeas and a raw truffle paste, Which tastes better?
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 […]
A great way to stretch out black summer truffles (tuber aestivum vitt) is to make a paste. This is a really simple recipe. I used 1.5 kilos black summer truffle 1/2 teaspoon of coarse Himalayan salt per 500 g of truffle 100 g extra virgin olive oil per 500 g of truffle fresh grated garlic […]