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Old 02-08-2011, 06:03 PM
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Truffles - Haute Cuisine

Winter time folks - let's talk about Truffles. Did a search, not talked about before and had it's own thread so here is one. I would love to grow them. If possiable. I would LOVE to be a little Haute!
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From Wiki -
A truffle (pronounced /ˈtrʌfəl/) is the fruiting body of an underground mushroom; spore dispersal is accomplished through fungivores, animals that eat fungi. Almost all truffles are ectomycorrhizal and are therefore usually found in close association with trees.

There are hundreds of species of truffles that are big, but the fruiting body of some (mostly in the genus 'Tuber') are highly prized as a food. The 18th-century French gastronome Brillat-Savarin called these truffles "the diamond of the kitchen". Edible truffles are held in high esteem in French, Spanish, northern Italian and Greek cooking, as well as in international haute cuisine.

The genome sequence of the Périgord black truffle was published in March 2010.

Other than Wiki - I got nothing except this (above) - but willing to glean!!!
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I have never tasted truffles. Anyone?
Here's a good link: http://www.gourmetfoodstore.com/truf...g-truffles.asp
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I tried them when I was in Italy long ago. I wasn't impressed enough to spend the kind of money they go for. A Big Mac is fine for me.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:33 PM
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OK 4 strikes so far

Between Barefoot, phasthound, Dirt and Turbo we got 4 dudes that know nothing about truffles - which makes me wonder - how much can we all make $$$ when somebody can help us - and we for sure need some. Anybody - please can you shed some real input on an organic product that is commanding some big $$$.
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Seriously, now that I'm thinking about it, why aren't truffles grown here?
Instead they are imported from Europe. Climate difference? Soil difference?.............wait a minute.... I just discovered this:
http://www.tennesseetruffle.com/ Watch the video.
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At 50 bucks an ounce I would find being a seller much more interesting than being a buyer.

It seems to me that the one I tried a sliver of in Italy was a $ 350.00 Truffle and that was in 1985 or so.
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Growing manual is 10 grand...

http://www.garlandtruffles.com/truff...dproducts.html
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Between Barefoot, phasthound, Dirt and Turbo we got 4 dudes that know nothing about truffles - which makes me wonder - how much can we all make $$$ when somebody can help us - and we for sure need some. Anybody - please can you shed some real input on an organic product that is commanding some big $$$.
I get inquires all the time for organic growing mediums for marijuana.
But, they all forget to call me back.
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Is the opportunity setting in????

OK - I think we have some juices flowing......let's start asking questions, do we have any good contacts for truffles - I'm the moderator by the way. This could be a fascinating thread BTW.
10K for a instruction manual - yes I smell $$
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