White or black truffles - they both pair perfectly
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White or black truffles - they both pair perfectly

Shaved Truffles And Fresh Al Dente Pasta Is A Heavenly Pairing

Do you remember the first time you ate truffles? I do. It was tagliatelle with fresh shaved black truffles at an upscale Italian restaurant. I only had to smell it and I was completely hooked.
After that I bought truffle oil but of course, this is synthetic and it's not quite the same amazing thing as a fresh truffle. You can buy cheese that has real truffles in it and that's the easiest way to experience the glorious flavor. But I had to find a truffle of my own so I could at least try cooking with it.
A quick Google search helped me find the Mushroom Dealer and no, it's not the fun type of mushrooms. There's a guy who goes around our city to different farmers markets selling them.
He has every variety, from morels to the elusive and expensive truffle. I had to call him to find out where he'd be dealing his mushrooms on the day I wanted to go.
It was a farmer's market in the suburbs and I found him pretty quickly. He was surrounded by coolers. He pulled out his truffles from one cooler - there weren't many. He handed me a tiny 2-ounce glass jar with uncooked risotto rice, to absorb moisture, he explained. In it was a tiny white truffle. It was $50.
I knew it would be expensive, so I didn't mind. I bought some fresh pasta (the kind that cooks in a minute and should be served al dente). Cooked it later and it was bravissima!
Tagliatelle and black truffles
Tagliatelle and black truffles
Shaved white truffles
Shaved white truffles
“Truffles and pasta, a magical journey for your taste buds.”
Truffles and pasta
Truffles and pasta
Pasta al dente cooks in a hot minute
Pasta al dente cooks in a hot minute
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