I know. Too look at, it isn’t beautiful. You might even say to yourself, “Whoever first thought to eat that?”
Often called the diamond of the culinary world, a truffle is a rare, edible mushroom that is considered to be a delicacy due to its intense aroma and characteristic flavor. They have a firm texture and are most often shaven on top of food before serving, although they can also be used to infuse flavor into dishes. Truffles grow underground in symbiotic relationships with trees and are difficult to find; as a result, they are usually harvested in the wild by trained hogs and dogs.
As cooking dissipates their flavor, truffles are most often served raw. They can be sliced, scraped, or grated on top of ready-to-serve dishes, sauces, or soups. They also pair well with fattier foods, such as cheeses, butters, oils, and eggs.
Infusing flavor into foods creates another use for the truffle. Marisolio’s Black Truffle Oil is made by using the tea method which steeps ripe truffles for extended periods of time in olive oil. This closely guarded proprietary process yields a heady and complex black truffle oil. No extracts or chemicals are used in its production. It is fantastic in cream based soups, risotto, pastas, and mashed potatoes.
Marisolio’s White Truffle Oil and Black Truffle Oil are both on sale this month. What a great opportunity for you to save on something that is usually a splurge! Come by the shop at 488 Main Street, Murphys, CA, call us at (209) 728-8853(209) 728-8853 or visit our website at www.marisolio.com