Truffle: /n./ 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.
So let the fabulous fungus be praised. The 5th Annual Napa Truffle Festival is right around the corner (Jan 16-19), so we’re here to make your truffle talents shine with some tips from the top chefs. Led by the American Truffle Company, the Napa Truffle Festival is a full-on celebration of the tried and true MVM (Most Valuable Mushroom, of course.) It’s a full weekend dedicated to hunting, cultivating, storing and cooking your truffle treasures. Here are 6 truffle tips and tricks from the pros: