The celebrated author and cooking school teacher shares the secrets behind the mysterious black truffle in this extraordinary landmark cookbook--Simply Truffles offers lore and wine pairings with lush, full-color photographs and more than fifty outstanding recipes, all good enough to stand on their own, to be made with or without truffles.
“Patricia Wells may be the highest American authority on French food since Julia Child.”--People
What delicacy is more revered or less understood than the black truffle? Patricia Wells explores the subject in depth, explaining how to capture the true flavors of this rarity, examining what to do with a single truffle, expanding and embellishing its extraordinary aroma, texture, flavor, and pleasure.
Enjoy Creamy Polenta with Truffles and Poached Eggs for a weekend brunch. Dine on Seared Duck Breast with Truffled Sauce Poulette or Truffle Risotto with Parmesan Broth. For a light lunch, try Pine Nut, Pancetta, Goat Cheese, and Truffle Salad or Truffled Croque Monsieur. For the holidays or a wonderful cold winter evening, whip up a batch of Pumpkin Soup with Truffle Cream, Curry, Pumpkin Oil, and Truffles. For casual entertaining, try Pecorino-Romano and Truffle Pizza.
In addition to her recipes, Wells provides a range of menu suggestions and wine pairings, perfect whether serving food with just the hint of truffle flavor or for a holiday feast for friends and family.