18 Jul Truffle has also myth scent (even Greeks eat truffles)
We know that the best truffle weapon is its scent, which from the invisible depths comes to ravish the animals that help us find it, or, when we are unlucky, that eat it.
Truffle has a long and fascinating history that inevitably blends into another scent: the one of the myth.
Greeks and Romans knew it. And they loved it. And they called it “Tartufro”. Italy has for 30 centuries been a truffle land, since the “ombrikoi”, the men who survived the Great Flood and so called by the Greeks.
The Romans too were truffle lovers, but they appreciated especially the less valuable, who came from Libya, not knowing the extraordinary deposits present in their own land. Plinio wrote: “It grows isolated and surrounded only by land, the dry, sandy and fruitful land of the highly praised Africa”
Giovenale loved them so much to say that “it was preferable that grain was lacking rather than truffles”.
A love that arrives to the present day, when fortunately we are well aware of the treasure that lies below us. Come and share the booty in one of our restaurants and book your table now!