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Truffles – one of the treasures of the Italian table

Truffle is the fruiting body of a subterranean Ascomycete fungus, one of the many species of the genus Tuber. The name truffle actually comes from the Latin tuber, meaning ‘swelling’ or ‘lump’, this word giving rise to the various European terms: the well-known Italian – tartufo, or French – truffe, for example. The mycelia of […]