My comment about truffles is...
I think Truffles are not worth consuming because what I have tasted... didn't taste that great... and it probably wasn't the real thing to begin with.
===.Truffles: The Most Expensive Food in the World
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A truffle is the fruiting body of a subterranean Ascomycete
The origin of the word truffle appears to be the Latin term tūber, meaning "swelling" or "lump", which became tufer- and gave rise to the various European terms: Italian tartufo, French
The mycelia of truffles form symbiotic, mycorrhizal relationships with the roots of several tree species including beech, poplar, oak,
The phylogeny and biogeography
The Truffle Mystery: Is it Worth it?
by Zyra Manto
September 28, 2015
Truffle season is just around the corner and I bet truffle lovers are itching to feast their palates with this infamous ingredient even if that means cashing out $100 a plate, sometimes even more.
Yep, you read that right. Way too much money for a freaking fungus!
But, hold up! Before you speak out profanities or judgments, let me enlighten you about truffles.
Truffles are underground version of mushrooms. It resembles small potatoes often between the size of a golf ball or marble. While none are declared to be poisonous, only a few of them can be considered a delicacy.
Truffles are always below the ground, and are harvested through the aid of truffle dogs or female pigs. Truffles produce a certain scent (similar to that of a male pig sex hormone), hence the use of female pigs, and it is not until recently that dogs are trained and used for harvesting.
In addition to that, truffles are rare. White truffles are available only a couple of months in a year, almost exclusively from Umbria and Piedmont, Italy.
Black truffles, also called as black diamond, can be found in Perigord, France.
The complexity of the whole process (this is before it's imported) definitely influence truffles’ price.White and black Truffles are notoriously expensive, with a market price of $2,000-3,600 per pound.
As to its aroma and taste, renowned chef, Alex Guarnaschelli, describes truffle as "disconcerting" conjures up images of a locker room. But the aroma deceptively conceals their complex yet delicate taste. They are sublime.
Truffle seems to make everything better and is no doubt a quintessential culinary ingredient as it distinctively flavors and enhance pasta, salads, sandwiches, soups, risottos, fish and shellfish the possibilities are endless.
Here are a few delectable dishes served with truffle:
•► Truffle Pasta
•► Eggs with Black TrufflesÂ (Brouillade De Truffes)
•► Truffle Mac n’ Cheese
•► Truffle Meatballs
•► Truffle Pizza
Have I convinced you yet? No? Well, I tried.