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roger desmond

Summer Truffles

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Whole Food is offering jarred summer truffles (about 3 small) for $22.00. There is some truffle juice in the jars. Are these any good? Compare to winter ones? How can I use them?

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I've not found any commercial jarred truffles that are worth the money.

Hmmmm Summer Truffles - what season is it........


Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.

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Summer truffles is a perfectly ok species of truffles. They have much less taste than winter/perigord truffles, but still tastes "truffly". Use as winter truffles but use more.

Of course, a lot of things can happen in the canning process so you never really know what you will get.

Always check the latin name:

Black Périgord Truffle (real black truffle): Tuber melanosporum

White truffle (super expensive, wonderful, most commonly from Italy): Tuber magnatum

Black Summer Truffle: Tuber aestivum

Burgundy Truffle (also a perfectly good less expensive substitute for real black truffle): Tuber unicinatum


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