A very healthy rain arrived in Tuscany about a week before I did, somewhat improving truffle conditions after another very dry year. The last few days have been beautiful, but we seem to be moving into another rainy period which is good timing for truffle hunting, as long as it doesn’t get too wet.
Here are some of Giorgio’s new recruits, five-week-old truffle dogs. They are already being given bits of truffle treats and seem to like it.
Dinner my first night here in Tuscany at Giorgio and Paola’s home:
Tortellini in brodo
Fried egg with black truffle
Fried egg with white truffle
Minced black truffle and hazelnut bruschetta