NPR’s Science Friday just published a beautiful article about our recent discovery of a new-to-science (potentially) culinary truffle species. We’re still in a bit of shock here at Truffle Central, given all the excitement.
This new truffle has been microscopically evaluated as being a unique species, and genetic testing also points to it being something previously not part of the known catalog of truffle species. And from our unscientific nose, it has a very appealing aroma. We’ll know more after more testing to verify it as being safe for human consumption, and will be announcing it here on our website.
The author, Julie Leibach put together a great article that eloquently covers all of our pet-peeve topic areas: the value of harvesting truffles with dogs, the damage caused by human raking to both the truffles and the quality of those truffles, why Oregon truffles got a bad reputation early on (because they were raked, and immature.) It also describes clearly how to use truffles to maximize their aroma, and talks to the scientists to get all the facts straight.
Brilliant reporting, and we are so grateful for this news coverage!
Please take the time to read the article, and share this message with all your truffle and foodie friends!