truffles

Babybel, Truffle Honey. A Match Made At 3 A.M.

In case you had too much of either lying around
Mar 3, 2014 12:30 pm

I had three sacks of Babybels, just take me out back and shoot me if I ever run out of those, but they needed a friend and I was out of both crackers and fruit. A dusty jar in the pantry glared at me as though I'd forgotten about it. I had. It was truffle honey, which doens't go bad, and the possibility of introducing these two single pals made me feel like a lunch yenta. A match made in heaven, after the jump.

Scrambled Eggs With Truffles Recipe

Treat yourself to a luxurious homemade brunch
Feb 8, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Jacqui Melville

Mmm, French finger food. A new cookbook by author Nathalie Benezet takes you through all your favorite classic French dishes in party-friendly, small format. Think mini Niçoise salads, foie gras burger sliders and these truffled scrambled eggs served right in their own shells. The trick, after the jump. 

6 Ideas For Dinner Tonight: Truffles

Use that fragrant fungus in these fancy recipes
Jan 23, 2014 1:00 pm

Few things enhance a simple dish as famously as the potent truffle. We traveled to Spain to truffle hunt with highly trained sniffer dogs and brought home the spoils. Don't have a fresh truffle handy? Truffle butter, salt and yes, even oil will suffice in a pinch. When you've got the craving, you've got the craving. Here are 6 ways to get your fix.

Smashed Truffled Purple Potatoes Recipe

Truffle up the easiest fancy side dish at the table
Nov 11, 2013 4:00 pm
truffled smashed potatoes recipe
Photo: Mark Shaw

You can basically guarantee every last one of these truffled smashed purple potatoes will disappear by the end of your dinner. This super simple dish has four ingredients: potatoes, truffle butter, sage leaves and crunchy Maldon sea salt. It doesn't have to be a special occasion to break out this recipe, but they're impressive on a holiday table as well. 

10 High-End Small Bites For Your Classy Labor Day Party

Use the day off to step it up from boring snacks
Aug 31, 2013 2:00 pm

So you're the guy who put out chips and salsa, eh? Impressive. Here's a thought: make the party that much more memorable by knocking out a couple of our fancy small-bite recipes before everyone arrives. From simple mini summer squash "sandwiches" and jazzed up shrimp cocktail to full-on mini cheeseburgers and lobster rolls, there's a party food in the mix that will speak to you. And then fly off the platter.  

Walking The Forest With A Spanish Truffle Hunter

Digging for fungi outside Sescastilla, Spain
Feb 1, 2013 10:03 am

Contributing Editor Matt Rodbard has been traveling around the Somontano wine region in the northeast corner of Spain. Here’s a report from a wild truffle hunt, where he meets a very special dog named Tito.

How Do You Cook With Truffle Oil?

The answer will probably hurt your wallet
Dec 24, 2012 2:31 pm

After your dish is finished cooking, i.e. off the heat, out of the oven never to return, nowhere near the broiler, toss or drizzle it with a small amount of truffle oil — we're talking a teaspoon or less for two servings — and eat it ASAP. Here's why. 

Frank Prisinzano Traveled To The Perfect Place During The Perfect Season

East Village chef recaps his journey to Italy
Nov 21, 2012 11:31 am

You could say that Frank Prisinzano runs New York’s East Village. The man is Owner and Executive Chef of three Italian restaurants in the area: Frank Restaurant, Supper Restaurant and Lil’ Frankie’s Pizza, as well as Sauce on the Lower East Side. He recently returned from his annual pilgrimage exploring the storybook mountain scenery, amazing restaurants and white truffles of northern Italy. Yes, you’re going to want to keep reading about this trip.

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