Truffle Kerfuffle


Subject:
Plants by Name , Fungi

Description:
This 2005 article reports that "over the past few years, unscrupulous dealers in Europe and the U.S. have begun passing off ... Chinese [black] truffles" as Perigord truffles from France. It notes that while the two truffle types look similar, "the Chinese variety is insipid compared with the French one" when used in cooking. Also discusses a DNA analysis developed to distinguish French truffles from the Chinese ones. From Time magazine.

Creator:
Beech, Hannah

Publisher:
Time Inc.

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1027587,00.html


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