How is the taste of truffe?

Aug 15th, 2000, 07:42 AM
Beth Anderson
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truffe is the French word for truffle.

la truffe, c'est une espece de champignon magnifique.

or so "they" say.

now, who are they, I would like to know...
Aug 15th, 2000, 07:50 AM
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To Lola: "irrelevant comments" are the main reason why I enjoy this forum. They are proof that contrary to what's said, Americans have a sense of humor, cluture and taste (but I'd rather you don't taste too many truffes, they come in limited supply).

To Beth: La truffe c'est *le* champignon magnifique, and so say I !

To all, I wish you a wonderful French meal with black truffle.
Aug 15th, 2000, 08:01 AM
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To Lola: I couldn't have said it better!
Nov 1st, 2000, 08:04 PM
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They taste like clean loamy earth smells, with a touch of mildew. I don't think you're missing much. Stick to mushrooms, especially cepes.
Nov 2nd, 2000, 08:46 AM
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I agree with the comments - earthy, definately a fungus. I love mushrooms but the flavor was quite strong. Nothing close to garlic. I tried once - now will spend my FF elsewhere.
Nov 2nd, 2000, 10:33 AM
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Concerning "pate truffe", something is worth knowing. There's in fact two species of "truffles". One of them, vastly cheaper (usually produced in asian countries), can't be compared with the real thing, which has a very strong, quite unbearable flavour (one woudn't really eat a truffle, just add a little of it into dishes). While in some countries, only the real one can be called "truffle", it's not true everywhere. So if you buy a "pate truffe",for instance, that don't seems to have a really peculiar flavour (that you could like or not), you probably bought a product made with the false truffle.
Nov 2nd, 2000, 11:17 AM
Col. Sanders
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Well I think it tastes like chicken.
Nov 2nd, 2000, 02:27 PM
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I quote from an English cookery book ...

"Truffles smell strongly and enticingly of musk and human personal intimacy. What more do you need? A diagram?"

I believe that Madame de Pompadour was responsible for popularising the truffle in the court of the Louis XV (right king?). All begins to hang together?

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