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Back to Basics: So, what exactly is a truffle?

10 Feb 2014, by Susan Alexander Truffles in Truffle Restaurants

What is a Truffle?

Truffles are often misunderstood as being foreign and difficult to use. But the truth is, truffles are cultivated in North America and considered the diamond of the kitchen. A truffle is the fruit (like an apple to an apple tree) of an underground mushroom. Truffles grow completely underground, often as deep as one foot down. Most truffles have a symbiotic relationship (they rely on each other) with trees and can typically be found near tree roots. Because of their depth and proximity to tangled roots, truffles are often difficult to locate and are traditionally harvested using pigs or trained dogs. Pigs have a natural ability to locate truffles because they are drawn to the smell of a mature truffle; however it is difficult to keep pigs from eating the fruit when they find them. Dogs, on the other hand, are easier to control and don’t typically eat the truffles but they do not have the innate attraction to the aroma and must be trained.

In North America, truffles are often found by raking back the top layer of soil to search for them. When truffles mature, they develop an intense aroma. This aroma, along with the pungent taste, is what makes truffles a culinary delicacy. Truffles are typically served raw, shaved over pasta, salads and eggs. Truffles are also used to infuse oils, cheeses and butters. There are several varieties of edible truffles, but white and black are the most common types used in cooking. If you’re ready to give this “diamond” a try in your own kitchen, check out some of my favorite recipes.

Memphis, get ready! Olivia the Truffle Dog is coming to meet with Chefs and Staff at the Peabody Hotel. For those foodie & truffle lovers out there, be sure to follow our rock & roll truffle adventure! Stay tuned for updates!
Black Truffle Olive Oil Exquisitely infused with black truffle aroma this exceptional olive oil is carefully pressed according to traditional methods. With robust flavors and earthy truffle characteristics, this oil goes well with fresh, warm bread and rich, flavorful pasta dishes. Remember that a little oil goes a long way. This multipurpose truffle oil is easy on the wallet allowing more frequent recipe usage and tastes amazing. We offer these in a 1/2 of six 3.2 oz bottles for $66.00 including ground shipping just in time for the holiday season! Call us today @ (910) 210-0999 !
We have expanded our product line to include Black Truffle Olive Oil Exquisitely infused with black truffle aroma this exceptional olive oil is carefully pressed according to traditional methods. With robust flavors and earthy truffle characteristics, this oil goes well with fresh, warm bread and rich, flavorful pasta dishes. Remember that a little oil goes a long way. This multipurpose truffle oil is easy on the wallet allowing more frequent recipe usage and tastes amazing. We offer these in a 1/2 of six 3.2 oz bottles for $66.00 including ground shipping just in time for the holiday season! Accepting Orders for your convenience 24/7 910-210-0999
Impress family and friends with the real taste of truffles without the fancy price. This aphrodisiac, all natural truffle popcorn is sure to be a hit at holiday parties and an excellent gift or stocking stuffer this time of year. Susan's delicious popcorn is laced with real truffles: the much sought after Black Diamond French Truffle and the Italian Summer Truffle, to bring delight to every bite. Sprinkled with Sicilian Sea Salt and the perfect blend of real truffle ingredients created by Susan Alexander, the famed entrepreneur who developed the largest commercial truffle orchard in the USA, this popcorn is the perfect present. See the Fox News link click here! Susan Alexander Truffle Popcorn was named in The Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 10 Snack Foods for Super Bowl XLVII last year. Super Savings...........Holiday Prices includes ground shipping costs. 1/2 Case - 12 Bags of 3oz Truffled Popcorn $120.00 1 Case - 24 Bags of 3oz Truffled Popcorn $192.00 This is a savings of 40% to 60% over purchases in retail stores. Accepting Orders for your convenience 24/7 910-210-0999
Holiday Greetings! Impress family and friends with the real taste of truffles without the fancy price. This aphrodisiac, all natural truffle popcorn is sure to be a hit at holiday parties and an excellent gift or stocking stuffer this time of year. Susan's delicious popcorn is laced with real truffles: the much sought after Black Diamond French Truffle that sells for $1,200 per pound and the Italian Summer Truffle, to bring delight to every bite. Sprinkled with Sicilian Sea Salt and the perfect blend of real truffle ingredients created by Susan Alexander, the famed entrepreneur who developed the largest commercial truffle orchard in the USA, this popcorn is the perfect present! Susan Alexander Truffle Popcorn was named in The Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 10 Snack Foods for Super Bowl XLVII last year. Super Savings...........Holiday Prices includes ground shipping costs. 1/2 Case - 12 Bags of 3oz Truffled Popcorn $120.00

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