Travel in France - Visit Paris In spring time, when the air is filled with the scent of blossom, Cote D'Azure where summer is long and lazy and never too hot. As Christmas draws closer, the markets are selling crèpes, hot chestnuts, mulled wine, fresh truffles, and foie gras so prized by epicures the world over. See the many châteaux that make up the architectural heritage of France. Prehistoric man, the Gauls, the Romans, the Franks all came here and settled, come and find a past that still lives on today. A holiday in France will be one of the most rewarding and exhilarating experiences.
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The first black truffles of winter arrived in Daglan this morning and Paul was there ready and waiting to see the quality on display as were so many of the other villagers.
The aromatic smell and the dark brown almost black skin is amazing, they can regularly reach up to 10cm across although some can be bigger, one was found in the Perigord in 2012 with a mass of 1.277 kg.
The flesh is at first white, then dark which is flecked by white veins which turn brown with age. The best truffles are to be found in the forests of the Perigord with the help of a truffle dog or the occasional truffle pig. Pigs have the better nose for sniffing out the truffles but in recent years they are used less and less because they do enjoy eating them.
Truffles have earned the name ‘Diamonds of Perigord’.
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