Warning: This video will give you a craving that will never go away.
Nice travel piece on truffle hunting in Italy. We can do this in Oregon too… http://www.luxurytraveladvisor.com/italy-tuscany-s-truffle-trail
A truffle hunt in the hills surrounding Florence, guided by one of Italy’s best truffle hunters, is a great primer in harvesting this valuable fungus: http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/5RXPNbJuL1IJd2v1x9ARsI/Truffle-hunt-Foraging-for-black-gold.html#.WZg9Ejiv4gc.email
I had the pleasure to meet Tom the truffle dog and his friend, Jim, at the Oregon Truffle Festival in Eugene, Oregon, a few years ago. They are such an amazing team. See them on CNN, here: http://www.cnn.com/videos/living/2015/02/25/tom-truffle-dog-orig.cnn
Why do truffles smell so good? It may be because of soil bacteria within the truffle, but it’s got to be the best smelling soil bacteria ever. More: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140929090402.htm
So you’ve bought a truffle puppy and taught her to hunt. You find a great spot and find a fistful of truffles. Now what? One of my favorite things to do with a truffle is infuse a stick of butter with it, and then use that butter on everything. But now I have more options. … More What To Do with All Those Truffles