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God bless science. For years the elusive truffle has been priced so high that a lot of places have totally stopped useing them. Now science has come up with the answer. The answer is sexual. Truffles are male and female. They grow seperate.and sparce. Science now is trying to bring them together(like to mate) so they will produce more  and in larger quantities. This may bring the price down, nobody knows. Pigs are no longer used to find them, dogs are . The pig  or pork meat brings a premium price  and at times in short supply  and folks would sooner eat them then use them for hunting. Eggplant is also male and female.

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post #2 of 9

Wow - where did you read this?

 

I want a boy and girl truffle to start my fungi colony :D  :D  :-)

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Was on the internet when I logged in from Microsoft last week some time. As far as pigs and dogs. My buddy a former chef goes back to Alcase twice a year and he told me about this.

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I have never been able to acquire a taste for truffles, despite trying them in various locations and dishes and derivatives such as truffle oil.

 

I don't eat foie gras either, but that's on ethical grounds!

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Originally Posted by Ishbel View Post

I have never been able to acquire a taste for truffles, despite trying them in various locations and dishes and derivatives such as truffle oil.

 

I don't eat foie gras either, but that's on ethical grounds!


I know a few that just don't like truffles or truffle-infused anything. That's ok. The important thing is you tried it and know for sure.

Seared Fois Gras is not on my top ten favorite things to eat, but Fois Gras and Caco Chocolate with a reduced Kahlua sauce is my signature. :D

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post #6 of 9

A friend of mine brought this back from a spice shop in Seattle. It smelled up the whole house until I used it in a simple pasta with a poached egg over the top. Whatever it takes for me to get my hands on more next year and I will be doing it. J/S

 

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post #7 of 9

    A big problem with truffle digging pigs over truffle finding dogs is that pigs love truffles as much as many people do.  Darn pigs!

 

  dan

post #8 of 9

yep, stupid dogs trade the truffle for a jerky snack. Man's best friend is a bit gullible.biggrin.gif

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post #9 of 9

     A local(ish) pig farm that I sometimes visit treats his pigs very good.  He actually has dog toys out for them to play with.  It just struck me, when reading this thread, that it would be hilarious to have a large truffle squeak toy for the pigs to play with lol.gif

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