Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Black Gold

In a shady corner of a truffière just outside a little-known village in the Dordogne, a black truffle is slowly maturing under the earth. The truffière itself is well-concealed behind a walnut grove and the truffle's position is marked by a mysterious arrangement of pebbles and sticks, its top just visible under a light dusting of earth. It won't be ready until some time in the autumn.
This is a vey big secret and I must not tell anybody. Shhhhh.


Princesse Ecossaise said...

Oh la la! Shhhhhhut!

I'm going to admit my very own secret here now. Up until a few months ago I believed truffles lke that were actually the chocolate type. I could never understand how the chocolate grew underground.


Lucy said...

Looks brainy. So do walnuts.

herschelian said...

Yum, a little truffle grated over pasta or scrambled eggs makes them food for the Gods.