Truffles

Truffle (its scientific name is Tuber) (pronounced as /ˈtrʌfəl/) is an edible mushroom. There are 2 kinds of truffles, which are black and white truffle. Unlike the other mushrooms, truffles do not grow in the ground and they are often found underground. Being parasitic to the roots of oaks, they are animals favorite foods, especially for wild pigs, squirrels, etc. These mushrooms are appreciated in French, Italian, Greek and Spanish cuisine. Brillat-Savarin, a French food expert in 18th century, called them “the diamond of the kitchen” because of not only the price but also their very special taste.

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