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May 2nd is National Truffles Day
you're looking for something to do today then you've got a couple
choices because it's National Truffles Day! Chocolates or
underground mushrooms? You decide! Let's get right into
celebrating National Truffles Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Today is a holiday because it doesn't matter which truffle
you're talking about (chocolate or fungus) people seem to love eating
them! And that's pretty much how most food holidays are started; you
get enough people to like something and they'll want to celebrate it.
But which truffle would you celebrate? There are the
mushrooms that have been called "the diamond of the kitchen" because
they're hard to find in the wild and they have a high-class taste. In
fact, most people train pigs to sniff them out because they do have a
recognizable scent that carries over when you cook them in your meals.
they're rare, which makes them pricey, and they have a lot of flavor so
people usually only put thin slices of truffles into their meals. But
there are white truffles, black winter and summer truffles and even
Chinese truffles so you won't be limited on variety. But
chocolate truffles have been around since 1895, thanks to M. Dufour
from France. They're usually round chocolate treats that have a soft
center that is either coated with chocolate or cocoa powder. They're
named truffles because someone seems to think they look like
truffles... because they're dark and round? I guess cocoa puffs could
be called truffles too then! But anyway, with chocolate truffles you're
not limited either because people love adding different things to the
center like ganache, caramel, nuts, fruit, nougat, fudge and a lot
more! So have you decided which way you want to celebrate yet?
So how can you celebrate today? Well, if you're opting to
celebrate the fungus then you should head to a fancy restaurant today.
Try to find somewhere that is known for infusing truffles into their
meals so that you can sample the special flavor. You could use a
special night out, couldn't you? Or you could always try to
a legit source to buy your own. Just be sure that you're buying the
right species of mushroom, since you'll probably be paying a lot for
it! Then you can try to find different meals that would benefit from
the flavor of the truffles. So taste the truffle and then decide on
what you want to add it to. I've seen that people like adding them to
mashed potatoes or as a glaze for a turkey. But maybe you
the idea of chocolate truffles better. If that's the case, then head on
down to your local grocery store or candy store and start searching for
some tasty chocolate truffles. There are so many flavors to choose from
that you might end up with a few boxes of them! Or you could
making your own truffles if you want to come up with your own unique
flavor combination. Mix up some kind of creamy center and surround it
with any kind of chocolate you want. If I were to make some I would
probably whip up some of that peanut butter, coconut cream that I made
yesterday, add in some confectioner's sugar to solidify it a little
more and then coat it with white chocolate. I hope you have
great day filled with truffles, of any kind!