Posts Tagged ‘black truffles’

Black Truffle Hummous

June 19, 2011

Handcrafted in Maryland Wild Pea’s unique black truffle hummous is available from Bon Vivant.


The Secret Sex Life of Truffles

March 30, 2010

The New York Times reports on decoding of the Périgord black truffle’s genome by a team of French and Italian researchers. Apparently it is made up of 125 million units of DNA that contain about 7,500 genes. Among other things discovered is that truffles, long been thought be asexual, in fact have two sexes, or mating types. Another interesting thing in the article is that it seems that what attracts truffle flies (the pheromones anisole and veratrole) is different to what attracts pigs (the hormone androstenol) to the same truffles.

Nero Norcia Truffle Festival 2010

February 24, 2010

This weekend from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th February 2010 sees the first of two weekends dedicated to black truffles in Norcia, Umbria with the 47th annual “Mostra Mercato Nazionale del tartufo Nero Pregiato di Norcia e dei Prodotti Tipici” (known to its friends simply as “Nero Norcia“).