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The Treasure

Truffles, the hidden treasure

The truffle, a precious underground fungus is a kind of mushroom that grows in the root systems of the trees. The truffle is one of the best condiments which can be used in the kitchen. Each kind of truffle has its own particular, typical aroma, which is suitable for specific culinary uses. An elusive delicacy, truffles are served freshly shaved or grated in some high-end restaurants, and even more often as an infused oil or salt.

They are covered by an external wall called peridium, which can be smooth or textured, with a color that varies from light to dark. The inner's color varies from white to black and from pink to brown. On its surface there is a veining that delimitates cavities.

Due to their exceptional favour, truffles are prized delicacies in gastronomy, the art of cooking and eating good food.