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#1 jaws

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 12:46 AM

I have just purchsed some fresh Tasmanian truffles. Any suggestions how to eat them? I saw Gordon Ramsey serve a parmesan and shaved truffle thin-based pizza which looked awesome.
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Posted 09 August 2007 - 01:10 AM

These are black truffles, aren't they? How fragrant are they?

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 01:26 AM

Any idea of the species? There are many truffles that are blackish.

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 04:01 AM

Any idea of the species? There are many truffles that are blackish.

Melanosporum I believe. Very tasty too!
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Posted 09 August 2007 - 04:05 AM

These are black truffles, aren't they? How fragrant are they?

Hi Lippy
Yes, they are black. A deep, earthy fragrance is the only way I can describe. Looks a bit like wombat poo!
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Posted 09 August 2007 - 04:12 AM

Usually it's the white truffles that are shaven over pasta, but if these are that fragrant, you could try doing that. You can also do the same thing with creamy scrambled eggs or an omelet.

You say that you've purchase "some." You can always put one in rice and let the fragrance infuse the rice. Then you'll have some truffle-flavored rice to use in the future. Be sure to use a closed container.

#7 g.johnson

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 01:29 PM

Poussins en demi-deuil. Roast poussin (or chicken) with slices of truffle under the skin.
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