With their earthy umami flavor and short-lived season, fresh truffles have become a coveted ingredient for the home cook. Impress your guests with these six tips for finding, preparing, and enjoying fresh truffles in your own kitchen - it’s easier than you think!
Taste test different kinds of truffles
Before you spend your hard-earned money on a single truffle, it’s important to taste them all. Evaluate each truffle by its texture (silky, grainy, andsnap), flavor (sweet, earthy, and bitter), and aroma (rich, fruity, and musty). Once you have a collection of favorites, consider pairing them with different wines or champagnes for an exquisite evening meal.