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The « Périgord truffle » (tuber melanosporum)

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That throughout the history of France, except for a short period during the Revolution, that the truffle is widely cited by writers

« The author is the oldest Theophrastus (372-287 BC.) who explained the origin of truffles:" plants caused by autumn rains accompanied by thunder. "The truffle was high on the tables of Lucullus.

The truffles that circulated in Gaul disappeared in the great cataclysm barbaric. We do find more recipes in the Middle Ages.
But it was not until the fourteenth century that the nose makes its appearance at the table of princes.

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It is true that we probably did not know the secret virtues of nose which was not the case it seems to the court of François 1er say where powerful aphrodisiac virtues seem to have been judiciously exploited.
The Moors know the truffle and the great Arab physician Avicenna said the greater good and recommended to patients.

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It even claims that the truffle has played on numerous occasions a historical and political role. It would be at the origin of the birth of the King of Rome, thanks to a recipe that an officer of the Grenadier Guards entrusted to the Emperor Napoleon 1. This grenadier attributed to its many paternity under the truffles tasted it in its native Sarlat. After returning from a leave he brought a knapsack full of Napoleon and the result was immediate, Marie-Louise gave birth to the King of Rome. »

Taken from the Perigord truffle Jean Pierre Fanlac Rebière Edition 1981 Périgueux

Scrambled with truffles

Serve 4
  • 12 eggs
  • 50 grams of black truffles
  • Olive oil
  • 1 dl cream
  • Salt and peppe

  • Break eggs and beat them in an omelet
  • In a saucepan, heat the olive oil and truffle that has been shredded.
  • Add eggs and cook slowly, stirring, over low heat until creamy
  • Add the cream
  • Add salt, pepper and slices of black truffles, serve immediately

A good address:
Visit the truffle Carole and Edward Aynaud to Péchalifour
24220 - Saint Cyprien
www.truffe-perigord.com
tel 05.53.29.20.44