Frozen Black Winter Truffle Pieces
Truffles are one of the most decadent foods in the world. They are incredibly difficult to find as well as highly sought-after, so much so that chefs around the world covet them for their powerful earthy flavor that adds luxury to any dish. Unable to simply farm them, truffles must be hunted for by well-trained hunters, with the help of their trusty hounds, in wooded areas in France, Italy, and Spain; thought the specific areas are kept secret and fiercely guarded. Both beautiful and delicious, truffles can be cooked into a risotto, shaved on top of a simple dish of pasta, or even used to elevate scrambled eggs.
Tuber Melanosporum, better known as the black winter truffle, is reputed throughout the world. More or less round in shape, the outer skin is black and brown in color and is covered in diamond shaped pyramids. The inside is a beautiful black with a hint of purple with distinctive white marbling. This truffle owes its fame to the complexity of its flavor, the perfume may range from wet mushroom, hazelnut, chocolate to alcohol. The black winter truffles are available and in season from December to March (Northern Hemisphere) and from June to August (Southern Hemisphere).