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"We don't care to eat toadstools that think they are truffles." - Mark Twain.

"Whosoever says truffle, utters a grand word, which awakens erotic and gastronomic ideas." - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.

"The most learned men have been questioned as to the nature of this tuber, and after two thousand years of argument and discussion their answer is the same as it was on the first day: we do not know. The truffles themselves have been interrogated, and have answered simply: eat us and praise the Lord." - Alexandre Dumas.

"You pay its weight in gold for it, then in most cases you put it to some paltry use. You smear it with foie gras, you bury it in poultry overloaded with fat, you chop it up and drown it in brown sauce, you mix it with vegetables covered in mayonnaise... To hell with thin slices, strips, trimmings, and peelings of truffles! Is it not possible to like them for themselves?" - Colette.

A TRUFFLE is the fruiting body of a subterranean Ascomycete fungus, predominantly one of the many species of the genus Tuber. Some of the truffle species are highly prized as a food. French gourmand Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin called truffles "the diamond of the kitchen". Edible truffles are held in high esteem in Middle Eastern, French, Spanish, Italian, and Greek ectomycorrhizal fungi and are therefore usually found in close association with the roots of trees. Spore dispersal is accomplished through fungivores, animals that eat fungi.

The WHITE TRUFFLE or trifola d'Alba (Tuber magnatum) comes from the Langhe and Montferrat areas of the Piedmont region in northern Italy and, most famously, in the countryside around the cities of Alba and Asti; in Italy it can also be found in Molise, Abruzzo, and in the hills around San Miniato, in Tuscany. It is also found on the Istria peninsula, in Croatia in the Motovun forest along the Mirna river, and in Slovenia along the Dragonja and Rizana river, as well as in the Drome area in France. Growing symbiotically with oak, hazel, poplar and beech and fruiting in autumn, they can reach 12 cm (5 in) diameter and 500 g, though are usually much smaller. The flesh is pale cream or brown with white marbling. Italian white truffles are very highly esteemed and are the most valuable on the market: The white truffle market in Alba is busiest in the months of October and November when the Fiera del Tartufo (truffle fair) takes place. In 2001, the Tuber magnatum truffles sold for between 1000–2200 USD per pound (2000–4500 USD per kg); as of December 2009 they were being sold at 14,203.50 USD per kilogram.

The BLACK TRUFFLE or black Périgord truffle (Tuber melanosporum), the second-most commercially valuable species, is named after the Périgord region in France and grows with oak and hazelnut trees. Black truffles are harvested in late autumn and winter. The genome sequence of the black truffle was published in March 2010.

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  • BELLORR - Périgord truffle (Tuber Melanosporum) and summer truffle (Tuber Aestium).
  • Black Star Gourmet - "Buy Truffles Online."
  • BOSCOVIVO - since 1982. "Selects the best fresh truffles harvested mainly in the regions of central Italy according to the season. The product is carefully selected by a team of experts to guarantee the best products to our customers."
  • CASPIAN CAVIAR - "Suppliers of the finest range of caviars & gourmet foods to the great and the good." Foie Gras & Confit.
  • CASPIAN CAVIAR - "Black Autumn Truffles (Tuber Uncinatum) have a wonderful earthy flavour and aroma, with hazelnuts, chocolate, and vanilla. The quality of these truffles should not be underestimated!" These truffles are whole, washed, hard truffles, individual size between 50 and 100 grammes.
  • D'Artagnan - "Fresh Winter Black Truffle, Order Black Truffles and Gourmet Food Online."
  • Earthy Delights - truffles & truffle products. Online store.
  • Foods in Season - "The First Choice of America's Top Chefs!"
  • FRIEND & BURRELL - "The World's Finest Foods."
  • GARLAND TRUFFLES - since 1979. "The Truffle Experts."
  • Gourmet Food Store - "Known as the diamonds of the culinary world, truffles are prized all over the world for their pungent aroma and distinct flavor." Order online.
  • HARRODS - "Luxury truffles online."
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  • Marky's - International Food Emporium since 1983.
  • Mirepoix USA - "Culinary Delights Since 2004." Buy White Truffles, Black Truffles, Pure Truffle Oil. We are proud to offer the most aromatic and flavorful, premium quality fresh black and white truffles available.
  • Perigord Truffles Of Tasmania - pioneered the French truffle industry in Australia. We produce and market French Black Truffles from the cold soils of Tasmania.
  • PETROSSIAN - founded in Paris in 1920. "Petrossian Preserved Truffles." These "jewels of the earth" are sniffed out from their underground homes in the forests of Italy.
  • Plantin - "Le Goût de la Truffe depuis 1930." An ambassador for the french truffle. Plantin produces a remarkable selection of fresh and preserved truffles, dried morels, chanterelles, porcini... as well as a wide range of oil and vinegar flavoured with black truffles, white truffles or porcini. Online store.
  • Restaurant Bruno, 2350 Route des Arcs, Le Plan Campagne Mariette, 83510 Lorgues (Var), France.
  • RESTAURANT BRUNO * (Chef: Clément Bruno). "Truffels, Truffels, Truffels ..." 2350 Route des Arcs, 83510 Lorgues (Var), France.
  • Sabatino TRUFFLES - since 1911. "All about truffles."
  • SAN MINIATO - San Miniato is one of the most productive truffle-rich areas Europe. The white truffle that grows in the San Miniato Hills is the most valuable type known.
  • Sybaritic - "Truffles & Fine Fare." Buy fresh black and white truffles online by the gram from the UKs number one truffle merchant. Spring, winter and summer truffles.
  • Tasmanian Truffles - since 1994. "The home of Australia’s first black truffle."
  • TRUFFLES AT AMAZON.COM'S GROCERY & GOURMET FOOD - as of May 23 13, 2016: 11,849 results..
  • Truffles by Cortesi - since 2005. "Umbria's freshest and ripest, delivered by London's first truffle Queen, Meera Cortesi. I supply over 70 restaurants and chefs in London."
  • URBANI TRUFFLES - founded 1850. Claims 70% of the world market for both black and white truffles.
  • URBANI TRUFFLES ONLINE SHOP - "The best truffle in the world at your home in 24 hours." Fresh black (winter) & white (summer) truffles, frozen truffles, truffle oil, Bianchetti truffles, truffle sauces, truffled products, and more.
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