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Truffle, the king of autumn: the festivals in the villages of Tuscany

It is the king of the table autumn, the most delicious fruit of the earth and makes any dish tastier, from noodles to fried eggs. We are talking of the white truffle, a precious treasure jealously guarded in the woods of Tuscany, Mugello from the Crete Senesi, leading up to December of fairs and festivals in some of the most beautiful villages in the region.

Truffles are one of the best Italian foods to try and Tuscany is a region with a high truffle production. Although autumn is the season of the precious Tartufo Bianco there are other varieties of truffles that grow in the woods all year round.

Many opportunities to enjoy traditional recipes of Tuscan cuisine and even take part in the search for truffles in the woods.

Volterra, the historic center of the beautiful Etruscan city becomes the setting for tastings dedicated to the local truffle and all the typical products, with performances of the historical group of flag bearers and musicians and folklore events like the Palio of cheeses, where the districts will battle doing tumbling down the city run their cheeses. Sports enthusiasts may participate in the truffle hunt: a line of research in the woods along with the truffle hunters and their hounds of Volterra. (For information: www.volterragusto.com).

White truffle is the great exhibition domestic market and the festival that animates the medieval village of San Miniato for three weekends (9-10, 16-17 and 23 to 24 November), with many food stands of local producers, exhibiting, They sell and they taste the excellent Tuscan truffle to salami, from wine to oil. Again not miss the truffle hunting with dogs, as well as a space dedicated to street food in all of Italy.

Exhibition of white truffles also in the Crete Senesi: the weekend of 9-10 and 16 to 17 November in San Giovanni d'Asso will be dedicated to the precious tuber. You can visit the Museo del Tartufo, discover original flavors as ice cream truffles paired with chocolate, and even get on the knock of taste for a tour of the Sienese products with visits to companies and tastings.

Last autumn event on December 8 in Asciano, with "Bread Oil and Truffles", to discover the dishes of Siena and learn how to put them on the table thanks to a small cooking class, not to mention the guided trekking in the nature search for truffles.

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8 Nov 2015

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