Report from the Road: Truffles
WHITE TRUFFLES FROM ALBA
Here is the scoop. They true truffle hunters go out only at night, secretive with only their dog and do not use a flashlight or else others will see them and know where their spot is. So they go alone, or with the dog. Any dog will do, just needs a trained snout. when you find them you place them in a newspaper and wrap them up. They last about 5 days 1 week. Stored in a paper towel and then places in a jar. Open the jar once a day ( and sniff).
The current price literally on the street Eu 2. 50/ etto ( 100 grams). In a ristorante you will pay EU 3. 50 per etto on your plate.
Best way to serve that I have found, just grated over two fried eggs. Truffle shaver costs EU 10. Now you just need to learn how to make Tajarin ( or tagliatelle egg based pasta) and WOW. The truffle frenzy is ON around here. While I watched I saw over Eu 1000 in truffles sold.
Time for Dinner, got to run, my glass of Nebbiolo is waiting.