Truffels. Eat something sexy!

Truffles have long been considered as an aphrodisiac. Truffle is an edible subterranean fungus of the genus Tuber grown naturally in southwestern Europe and a legendary aphrodisiac of ancient Rome. There appeal may be simply because of their rarity but are still valued for their beneficial properties. Like all natural medicines their efficacy in increasing sex drive is contested by the medical world. The musky scent of truffle is similar to the male pheromone. True truffle belongs to the genus Tuber but the term is generally used to signify other underground fungi as well. Although many people are not able to catch its odor the fruiting body of truffle resembles deep fried sunflower seeds or walnuts. Soaked in water it gives a taste similar to soy sauce. Their underground growth is attributed to adaptation to forest fires and severe cold and drought. While mushrooms above the earth’s surface tend to get destroyed in such conditions the tuber keeps growing underneath.

A truffle* is the fruiting body of a subterranean Ascomycete fungus, predominantly one of the many species of the genus Tuber. Some of the truffle species are highly prized as a food. French gourmands  called truffles “the diamond of the kitchen”. Edible truffles are held in high esteem in French, Georgian, Greek, Italian, Middle Eastern and Spanish cooking, as well as in international haute cuisine. Truffles are ectomycorrhizal fungi and are therefore usually found in close association with the roots of trees. Spore dispersal is accomplished through fungivores, animals that eat fungi. *(source Wikipedia)

Food Porn Sessions exclusively uses directly imported truffles from the region of Gubbio in UMBRIA Italy