|The delicious gnocchi|
We remembered that we had learned about truffles at some point in class, and Molly reminded me that truffles were the mushrooms found by pigs. It may sound ridiculous, but it’s true. Truffles grow at the roots of trees so are nearly impossible for men to find. Sows (female pigs) naturally eat truffles, and they can find them because the truffle contains a compound that is similar to the sex pheromone of boar saliva… so obviously, the sow is eager to find truffles. The Tuscany area of Italy is known primarily for its white truffles, and one of the most common ways they’re served is with pastas. According to Millie, Orvieto is well-known for its truffles, so it was a must-have for our meal.
|Admiring the countryside of Orvieto|
- Courtney Catalani