Oct 02 Barry
In my last blog entry, we went on a white truffle hunt in the Monferrato hills of Piemonte. This time, we will visit the town of Alba and shop for these culinary delights at the street market, while we wait for the truffle fair to open up.
In shopping for white truffles, I found summer (dark) truffles also readily available. Watch the video (in Italian) as I peruse the outside markets looking for white truffles. The vendor (who was kind enough to shoot the segment twice!) said that the rare white truffle is selling for roughly 300 Euro per etto, or roughly $125 per ounce! Even if you don’t understand Italian, watch the short video to see these truffles – Hmmmm, how will we use these back in the kitchen?
written by David, October 17, 2009