The mystery of truffles, the winter season, the white no more and forgotten. The black diamonds that come from Quercy are truffles from Cahors and they are no doubt, perfectly delicious melanosporum.
It is a cold January afternoon to the truffle the terrain of Lalbenque. The trufficulteur there have pigs instead of dogs. These pigs they say, only hunt out mature truffles. And I am told that hunting for truffles when it’s raining ruins them. The French have a word for hunting truffles, le cavage “to dig” and when truffles are found the digging part is crucial.