Truffle salt isn't your typical salty snack food. In fact, truffles are more like fruit than food. This small yet delicious treat is found in almost every region of the world. The truffles were first brought to Italy by the French but it wasn't until the 15th century that the truffles became popular in France and were then popularized in Italy.
Truffles are also referred to as "little black ladies." While strictly speaking, they are not little black ladies but instead are considered to be a type of flower because their seed is covered with small seeds which are mostly black in color. Although the color of the seed may vary, it is the black color that is commonly known as the truffles' color. Truffles are usually very small and have a sweet aroma that makes them appealing to many people.
Truffles are usually harvested from the Truffle or Truffera shrubs. Traditionally, these truffles are cut in a circular shape, but this technique is no longer practiced today. Today, the truffles are often ground into a fine powder. There are many different varieties of truffles, each with its own unique taste and aroma. In recent years, some types of truffles have been grown in Europe and in the U.S., including:
* Black truffles tend to have a smokier taste and are a bit less expensive. These types of truffles tend to have an intense earthy flavor, which is often used in cooking. Black truffles are very difficult to find in stores because they are only sold in specialty shops in places where the climate is suitable for growing the plants. Some experts say that it takes up to two years for these truffles to mature before they are harvested.
* Champagne Truffles these truffles have an extremely smooth and rich taste and are highly coveted among chefs. They are known to have a delicate taste and are prized by many for being the best tasting truffles in the world.
* Truffles made from Champagne or Sauvignon Blanc are usually sold in large quantities, which is why they are usually sold at high price ranges.
* Sauvignon Blanc truffles have a distinct smell and they make for excellent use in baking or cooking.
* White truffles are usually less expensive than black ones but have a more pronounced vanilla scent. White truffles do not have an overpowering aroma. White truffles are generally not recommended for baking and are not considered as expensive as black or Champagne truffles. They are typically found in small packages and can be used for cooking.
* White truffles can be mixed with other ingredients such as cream cheese to make flavored truffles. Cream cheese is the traditional sweetener for white truffles, although cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla make very nice substitutes.
* White truffles are also sometimes combined with fruits to create a "flavored cream cheese" or white wine truffles, which have a very fruity taste.
* Truffles can be garnished with other flavors such as mints, nuts, honey, almonds, and even vanilla.
* White truffles are normally eaten just by themselves. When garnishing with other ingredients, it is important to use a proper method such as pressing to make sure the truffles are evenly dispersed.
* Truffles are very simple to cook and are very versatile and can easily be combined with many dishes including salads, pasta, cookies, cakes, chocolate cake, and another delicious foodstuff. They are also easy to store and can be kept for several months without spoiling. They are the perfect gift for someone you care about and a fun treat for any occasion.
* Most restaurants sell salty truffles as part of their selection. These black truffle sea salt can be served as a special treat or simply as a part of your meal. It's not advisable to purchase a salt-filled truffle salt for regular use. However, they can be bought as party souvenirs and given as a gift on birthdays, anniversaries, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and various celebrations.
* Truffles are made up of truffles and seeds. In order to give a great flavor to your meal, use quality truffles in recipes. The taste is often enhanced when the salt is used in conjunction with other spices.