Tasmanian Truffles with Hannah Gadsby | Discover Tasmania

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  • Published on:  10/2/2018
  • Literally rarer than gold – only 150 tonnes a year are unearthed around the world – truffles can be just as hard to find as they are to grow, join comedian Hannah Gadsby on a tour to uncover a truffle. The snappy winter cold in Tasmania doesn't always get the thanks it deserves. For starters it's a good excuse for a night in front of the fire. But it's also the perfect environment for growing the rare and elusive truffle – a subterranean fungus with an ancient gourmet lineage, also known to French enthusiasts as "le diamant de la cuisine", the diamond of the kitchen. As far as truffle growing goes, chilly weather is only a start. The right soil, trees, spores and no shortage of other elements are needed to get these fungal delights materialising underground – and often the tuber just doesn't cooperate. As such it's no surprise that truffles can fetch as much as $3,000 a kilogram. Farming them is tough and sometimes nail-biting work, but thanks to a handful of enterprising souls Tasmania's trufferies are edging in on international fungus turf.

    For more about Truffles in Tasmania visit: https://www.discovertasmania.com.au/about/articles/nothing-but-truffle

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