What is a truffle?

Vapid beauty

Black truffles are fruiting bodies of fungi that grow underground and are classified as Tuber melanosporum. They have a subtle mushroom smell and are shaved into classic French and Italian dishes. For 2lbs of truffle, expect to pay 1-4 thousand dollars. I do not recommend ordering them as they have no flavor.



  1. Arv Said:

    HAHAHAHA this might be my favorite Ott Blog post of all time! Someone seriously has to explain to me the appeal of truffles — I feel like it’s the Emperor’s New Clothes…”vapid beauty.” HA!

  2. Jackie Hartson Said:

    You’ve got to be kidding me?
    It’s amazing how we’ve been conditioned to think!

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