Once a truffle is past its prime, it may be able to be used in a truffle product, but it will never fetch those big dollars.
“We are like truffle pigs in a big forest, snorting and looking for oak trees,” adds Brancowitz with a chuckle.
Just how did the host of a fledgling cable-network series go from doing the truffle shuffle to The Daily Show?
They talk about bicycle riding and truffle hunting in Umbria.
A grilled cheese sandwich, made with four different cheeses, comes with McLane ham (and is grilled in truffle butter).
Dish up and garnish with eggs and crotons fried in oil, chopped parsley, and a few slices of truffle on top.
At the same second they spied the truffle, a monster of its tribe.
Whilst the truffle is young, its smell resembles that of putrid plants, or of moist, vegetable earth.
It will be well to finish this section with the mention of the truffle.
It grows two or three inches under the surface and somewhat resembles a truffle in appearance.
"edible fungus," 1590s, from Middle French trufle (late 14c.), from Old French truffe, probably from Old Provençal trufa, metathesized from Late Latin tufera (plural), cognate of Latin tuber "edible root." Another theory notes Italian tartuffo (Milanese tartuffel) "potato," supposedly from terræ tuber. Extended 1926 to powdered, round chocolates that look like truffles.