Don’t trifle with a truffle!
QOur dog sniffed this out in the woods. Is it a truffle and, if so, is it edible?
Jennifer Spann (via email)
AWithout doubt, the fungus that your dog discovered is a truffle (Tuber aestivum). Rarely seen, they are usually found in chalky soil beneath broad-leaved trees.
As you know, truffles are a delicacy and have a pleasantly sweet and nutty flavour and can be eaten raw.
However, I urge you not to eat it as you may be allergic to it.
Truffles can cause allergies