3 IN­TER­EST­ING THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT TRUF­FLES

NZ Lifestyle Block - - The Good Life -

1 No-one re­ally knows, but Karen es­ti­mates there are about 250-350 truf­fières, of vary­ing sizes, within New Zealand. The NZ Truf­fle As­so­ci­a­tion re­ports about 30 are pro­duc­ing truf­fles. 2 The big­gest threat to a suc­cess­ful truf­fière is com­pet­ing and over­pow­er­ing fungi, es­pe­cially the edi­ble but com­mer­cially in­fe­rior Tu­ber bru­male or win­ter truf­fle. 3 Cho­co­late truf­fles are named ‘truf­fles’ be­cause of their re­sem­blance to the real thing. Th­ese chunks of cho­co­late mimic the shape and size of a truf­fle, in ad­di­tion to hav­ing dusted co­coa pow­der on them to sym­bol­ize the dirt.

Win­ter truf­fle.

Cho­co­late truf­fle.

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