The Romans believed [truffles] were created where lightning struck the earth. Churchill and Napoleon, among many others, were devotees. Other fans, or keen cooks, will want this large-format, lavishly illustrated book, which offers the last word on all things truffle; from the mysteries of the tubers' existence and where and how to buy them, to the many varieties available and the fun to be had hunting for them in France, Italy and elsewhere. The last third of the book is devoted to recipes. (Clover Stroud Telegraph
About the Author
Since 2000 Annemie Dedulle has run a business harvesting and selling truffles to top restaurants in Belgium, the Netherlands and France.
Toni de Coninck is head editor of UIT-magazine, a Dutch lifestyle publication, and the author of several gastronomy books.