The Truffle and its Mysteries
mysteries surround the cultivation of truffles, as everything about
truffles is far from completely understood. And additionally, man
has been able to manage them and keep them as a living species the
continues to be cultivated.
St Antoine and his pig.
Therefore, is the truffle an aphrodisiac?
answer is far from clear;
if the pig sow is so easily attracted to truffles
and seeks them out by odor,
it is because the odor is very similar to that of a male pig.
And then, Brillat Savarin the writer said :
let us continue to believe that they are aphrodisiacs and keep eating them!"