Truffles are abundant

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Just to bring some light-hearted and very personal information to the discussions.  Truffles are around.  Obviously and from hereon in, these are my views and I guard them, jealously.  A friend stayed the night, recently; he lives in the PĂ©rigord and he brought with him, just over 3 kilos of black truffles.  The truffles had been harvested (for want of a better word) the same morning.  Now, maybe others of you have seen 3kg of truffles in one box, but I, as a chef, have not.  Unfortunately, the truffles were to leave with him in the morning, as nearly all of them were for a client of his.  However, enough were left for us to have the most wonderful breakfast of "Oeufs BrouillĂ©s aux Truffes".  The eggs were cooked to perfection, soft and buttery (not rubbery and over-cooked, as is so often the case, especially in the U.K.) and the truffles were, both, grated into the eggs and finely sliced over the eggs.  Heaven!  I have always said that there are luxuries that I can live with and luxuries that I cannot live without.  Truffles are in the latter category.Sorry, I was having a moment :-)

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lolla-92437 1518508454

I shall have to get my dog in training !!!, Other mushrooms are in the Autumn, I didn't realise truffle season was now - Thank you Tigger 

Tigger-459388 1518514968

Yes Lolla; the Perigourdian black truffle is in season from December to February.  They have an annual festival in Sarlat, during the third weekend in January.

However, different truffles, from different countries, have different seasons.  They even have summer truffles in Burgundy (much milder in flavour).  If you can train your dog to hunt truffles, your dog will be worth a fortune.  However and more important, you will eat exceedingly well :-)

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