From pasta to desserts, learn how to prepare delicious dishes with fresh truffles and enjoy a tasty lunch with your family and friends. After a morning hunting in the forest we met Letizia Cucchiara, owner at Cooking Tuscany cooking school, for an interesting cooking class. This is what we learned:
1. No matter what kind of truffle you have, it must be fresh.
2. Raw is better. Truffle needs only a little heat to release all its flavor. The best way to enjoy fresh raw truffles is to shave them onto your hot dish. As for quantity, typically use 8-10 grams of truffle per person.
3. Truffles are well suited to creamy textures. They work best with eggs, butter and cheese.
4. Not only savory dishes. You can create fancy desserts by adding, for example, a touch of shaved truffle to the cream that you serve with your waffles.