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WATCH: The Dark And Deceptive World Of Truffles

Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

Last night, "60 Minutes" aired a fascinating segment on the state and fate of truffles (the fungus, not the chocolate). It is widely known that these ...

Five Ingredient Feast: Booze Balls

Small Kitchen College | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Small Kitchen College

The balls combine the best parts of pecan pie and make a great addition to any holiday spread. Bourbon works to give these treats a nice kick, but try to get your hands on Grand Marnier or Cointreau for some zest!

7 Cheaper Alternatives To White Truffles

Posted 10.12.2011 | Home

It seems wrong, with the economy having been in recession or on the verge of recession for so many months, to even think about the idea of eating a fo...

PHOTOS: Italy's Truffle Town And Truffle Festivals Around The World

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

When we heard that the smell of truffles literally wafts through the air, we didn't think twice about making the short trip from our hotel in Central Italy to Sant'Agata Feltria.

Truffles Are Having Wild Sex

Peggy Knickerbocker | Posted 09.12.2011 | San Francisco
Peggy Knickerbocker

2011-07-11-trufflepull.gif What were two truffles doing in a dolls' bed, snuggled together, upper bodies resting upon a tiny red bolster in the window of Belle'occhio? It should have been obvious, I suppose, the male was smoking a glowing cigar.

"Bezaubern" Zurich on a Short Business Trip

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.27.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

Feasting my eyes on hand-made Swiss chocolate while on a business trip to Zurich was sheer nirvana. We're talking serious chocolate, the kind made fresh daily by hand in front of admiring aficionados.

Mother's Day Edible Gift Ideas

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
Find. Eat. Drink.

Mother's Day is May 8th. Make your mama happy... buy her something to eat. Here are 10 online food sites where you can buy your mom a delicious gift....

The FaithFul Shopper: Choices for Chocoholics

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.15.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's time to revisit where to buy the world's best treat -- chocolate. Whether you love your chocolate light and sweet, or dark and bitter, there are plenty of places old and new to indulge.

Valentine's Day Aphrodisiac Foods & Recipes

Saveur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The connection between food and sex isn't hard to find -- it always seems to come up whenever someone slurps an oyster or inhales the aroma of a fresh...

Truffle Tussle: French Farmer Jailed in Fatal Shooting Over Truffles

AP | GREG KELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PARIS — French police have arrested a farmer who fatally shot a trespasser he suspected of trying to steal highly coveted truffles from his land...

Do the Black Truffle Shuffle All Winter

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

Through February, the exec chef of the popular Lincoln Park resto offers a budget-friendly feast of dishes that creatively showcases the truffle in all its glory.

Much Ado About Truffles

Karine Bakhoum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karine Bakhoum

It's the most wonderful time of the year to eat truffles! Some people even organize magnificent pilgrimages to hunt for them in Italy and then eat them atop, well, almost everything.

Why White Truffles Are A Waste

Esquire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's not about the price, which is outrageous. One ounce can sell for $200 to $500 retail, and that's about enough for shaving a few slices over two o...

PHOTOS: Colorado's Best Chocolate Shops

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In honor of National Chocolates and Mousse Day (November 29-30), we've put together a list of some of Colorado's best chocolate--starting with the Roc...

Billionaire Shells Out 330K For Two White Truffles

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MACAU — A Macau casino mogul bid $330,000 for a pair of white truffles, including one weighing about two pounds, matching the record price he pa...

Wurstkuche in 30 Seconds

Claire Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Claire Thomas

For my first 30 Second Recipe on location, I cover one of my absolute favorite spots in all of LA, Wurstkuche. Sausage, fries, and beer: When you do ...

Why White Truffles Are $2,000 A Pound

Josh Ozersky at | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two thousand dollars a pound seems like a lot to pay for a mushroom. It really does. Yes, October marks the start of white-truffle season, the time of...

What's That Smell? Truffle Odor Deters Buyers of West Side Condo

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York Times reported Monday that for the current and future residents of luxury building 10 West End Avenue, the stench of the store located in...

Vegan Truffles, Hot Cocoa, and their 19th Century Origins (PHOTOS)

Claire Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Claire Thomas

This vegan chocolates utilize the cocoa butter, the vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa beans and what makes white chocolate "chocolate," for that smooth ganache texture that cream usually provides.

Easter and Passover Chocolate

Claire Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Claire Thomas

Easter's just around the corner and Passover's here, so it's time to load up on the celebratory goodies.

A Book Worth: How Much Will You Pay For One That Will Change Your Life?

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gerald Sindell

Why do we sell books as if they were potatoes when many of them are actually more like truffles? Hard coal, everyday sea salt, water, topsoil. They go for the same price, everywhere, because it's all the same.

Chef Eric Ripert on Esoteric Black Truffles and the Importance of Value

Louise McCready Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Louise McCready Hart

When I started at Le Bernardin is when I really, for the first time in my life, was in charge of a kitchen, and I could integrate artistry into the craftsmanship that cooking is.