I complained about the way truffles looked, the almost invisible crystals that glittered on the truffles surface gave rise to suspicion. In Alba at the truffle fair, a dealer complains to me about the “truffle make-up” and I remained perplexed.
I am not sure exactly how or why the truffles look uniform. I am pretty sure the make up includes a spray of aroma to enhance the truffle’s prize and price. It is true that there are many tricks but in this case, you can see the sand that is used to maintain and control the moisture content in shipping. It makes certain sense to coat the truffle with some of the natural environment to keep it stable and smiling; just like us after we enjoy them.
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