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Here Elisabeth Luard captures the essence of the truffle's almost magical power. On a more practical level, she also shows the reader how to get the very best from truffles, whether this means slivering a truffle over a tangle of home-made pasta, inserting delicate slices beneath the skin of a poulet de Bresse or even simply baking a truffle in a jacket of leftover bread-dough. The book not only provides a mouthwatering collection of authentic regional and classic recipes and a fascinating and occasionally eccentric account of truffle-hunting, it also includes a gazetteer of the places where truffles are to be found, recommends the key markets where they are to be bought and gives details of growers engaging in modern trufficulture - making it essential reading for sophisticated gourmet travellers and for all those who are, quite simply, prepared to be seduced by what is surely the ultimate gastronomic experience.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780711224933
ISBN-10: 0711224935
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 170mm x 20mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elisabeth Luard

Elisabeth Luard is an award-winning writer on food and cookery, a journalist and a broadcaster. She has written two autobiographies with recipes, and published two novels. She regularly reviews books for the Daily Mail, the Scotsman, the Jewish Chronicle and the Literary Review. John Heseltine is an internationally known photographer specialising in food and travel. His work appears in national and international magazines - including Italy magazine, to which he is a regular contributor - and many illustrated books including the Dorling Kindersley Eye Witness travel guides.

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