European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Mar 21 1957, Page 13

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 21, 1957, Darmstadt, Hesse French Farmer and his porcine Geiger ready for truffle Bond Leader Ray Mckinley does Solo on far in die up d by Nicholas staff writer electric guitarist Ronnie Lenny Zombron swings out tax sometimes there called Black because of their a and sometimes Black because of their Cost but both names refer to a rare Cousin of the the prize by gourmets every where for its pungent Aroma and delectable the worlds largest crop of this exotic tuber is harvested each Winter in the Perigord Region of where banners gather As much As 400 tons in a single yet truffles cant Cul they grow haphazardly few inches below the ground usually against the roots of Oak years of research have not disclosed the for several seasons a Grove May be thick with then the following year there May be none at As the truffle its increasingly Strong scent gives away its but not to human for this High Quality olfactory the Farmers of the Peri Gord use dogs and pigs always the dogs can work through a thin layer of Frost that might throw the pig off the but under Normal conditions the latter is believed to have the More perceptive sense of perhaps one reason is that the dog is merely doing a Job and has no desire to devour the while the sow would like to very much the Start and recently went 1957 Minnie sniffs out Titt stars and str Job truffle Hunting near the City o Sou iliac in company with a porcine Tiger counter named Minnie and the process was wondrous to pulling against her snuffling and grunting in Khe came oat of her Sty and headed straight for Grove of despite an Adverse Minnie caught the by great smack of the and a at about 20 feet from Small arriving at a spot beneath the tree she slopped and rooted at the soil with her hastily her guide tossed a few of Corn to divert her then Bent himself and with trowel loosened the it Viola a truffle As big As a a once out of the Earth its scent was easily discernible to the human the penetrating Power of the truffle Aroma is so Strong that country women leave them in Basket with eggs for a omelettes made with these eggs Are imbued with a definite truffle flavor which was absorbed right through the egg truffles bring from 1514 a minnies find would be Worth about half a but within seconds she had discovered then a third and in an a Good hog might uncover 10 the banners bring tit air to markets where they Are weighed sold to whose at ing Are a sore Point in the the for their part leery the not unc Nynon practice of increasing the payload through the insertion of extra Earth and even Metal shot that might not be found until the truffle read heft the at the Cannery they Are washed with cold delicately scrubbed with brushes and workers Peel off the outer skin and pack the meat in Wise or Cognac to intensify the Aroma nothing is paper thin pairings Are packed separately for use in and in ancient the Black strawberries were prize even As they Are they were to the god Venus la of belief that they cumulated thu legend survived and la the Phi of the Ute Century Brillat Savarin make women move Tucey Teete pretty

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