"Black Truffles – the ultimate prize," as Marco Polo exclaimed. Even though this statement is applicable to all kinds of black truffles, it is due to the dry nature of some varieties that "truffle" may seem a bit questionable.
Even though this small black seed has been found in many places, it is not much like the types found in our kitchen, or even in a bag of roasted or salted popcorn. It has a bitter flavor. Today it can be found under the names of sweet Italian truffles, true truffles, and also in its most common label, black truffle salt.
When modern times began, black truffles were considered to be an aphrodisiac and a high-class delicacy and were especially used in the preparation of fine wines and champagnes. This substance was reputed to have the power to create illusions in the minds of women. Over time it came to be known as one of the "five deadly sins."
During the New Millennium, truffles as a culinary item were given another chance. They are now considered as quite tasty delicacies in their own right. They can be mixed with fresh fish to make a risotto dish, and they can be paired with fresh seafood to serve at a formal dinner party. In the United States, truffles are commonly found in New York-style pizza and pasta dishes.
Truffles are also referred to as Perigord Truffle, due to the fact that they are native to this Mediterranean country, which is home to the only place in the world where truffles are native. Truffles are quite popular in Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, and Portugal.
How do you make your truffle salt taste great? The answer is very simple?
First of all, sea salt should be used in order to retain its nutritional value. Sea salt may vary from one variety to another. The most popular varieties are silica, salt, and de-ionized water. Some companies offer whole sea salt that has been salvaged from the ocean's bottom. These salts are by far the healthiest.
One of the most interesting things about whole sea salt is that it is beneficial to the body. Because of its chemical composition, sea salt offers a different experience for the user. Some people call it a "salt spice" because it reminds them of their childhood days.
De-ionized water also has a pleasant taste and color. This is because of its very low levels of sodium. On the other hand, you cannot expect de-ionized water to offer the same high nutritional value as that of sea salt.
Salt and sea salt have something in common, but that is how they are packaged. When you order truffles online, you are normally ordering them pre-packed, with one or two different varieties of salts. The packaging of these salty snacks allows you to make the selection according to your needs.
The dried variety of truffle salt also comes in handy. The term "sea salt" has been overused and has become generic. Sea salt is quite helpful when used in baking or for mixing.
When mixed with cocoa, chocolate is made easier to form into bars, and thus, more enjoyable. This is the reason why black truffle sea salt is so popular in desserts.