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Truffle Quick Facts And Q&A

Truffle Quick Facts And Q&A

TRUFFLE QUICK FACTS: Truffles have always been revered and date as far back as 1600 B.C. These special funghi are known as the “diamonds of the earth.”  There are over 200 species of truffles. The most revered truffles are the Aestivum Vitt., Uncinatum, Magnatum Pico, and Melanosporum. Chocolate Truffles are named after the mushroom because of their resemblance. Truffles are known for their aphrodisiac properties due to a pheromone they possess. This pheromone strongly attracts pigs, the original truffle hunters. TRUFFLE Q&A's: How long do truffles last? Truffles are living organisms. They have a short shelf life. It is best to consume immediately. The...

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The Truffle Hunter and His Dogs

The Truffle Hunter and His Dogs

  An hour before the sun rises; Renzo and his dogs Frida, Rocco, and Ringo begin their journey deep into the forests to hunt for one of the world’s most precious ingredients- truffles. The forest is quiet, completely serene. The only sounds heard are the slight rustling of trees from the wind and birds, and the crunching sticks and leaves as Renzo and his dogs trek through. The forest is dark at this hour, barely any light passing through the trees. The world has not woken up yet, and Renzo and his dogs get a head start. Legally, a truffle...

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