Why all the kerfuffle over the truffle?
A diamond of the kitchen
An elusive culinary delight, the truffle remains one of the most sought-after ingredients in gastronomy. Indeed, this flavorsome fungi is coveted by chefs around the world for its pungent aroma and rich, earthy taste. But what exactly is a truffle, where does it come from, and what can you do with it?
Click through the following gallery and unearth the history behind this highly prized food. You might get a little inspiration for some Michelin-quality dinner party dish ideas!
LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
HEALTH Middle age