There’s going to be a dining upgrade in your home with truffles now on the menu.
The winter season over in the west is truly one of a kind. We don’t even realise how good we have it, especially when it comes to the world’s top gastronomy delicacy that rises from the Earth and now you can easily and affordably whip up your very own black truffles dish.
Western Australia is home to world-renowned truffles
Home to many rare natural phenomena, our backyard is one of the few places in the world that flourish with the highly-sought fungi. There are numerous species of truffles, but the best ones are grown in specific regions including France, Italy and our very own South West.
WA’s Perigord black truffles are cultivated in the ‘food bowl of the south’ Manjimup. Lucky for us, Manjimup produces the highest number of black truffles in the Southern Hemisphere thanks to its fertile soils and cool climate.
Unfortunately for us, these black truffles have a short seasonal growth, making them the crème de la crème ingredient demanded by top chefs. And when they are in supply, expect to find them on menus in Michelin star and renowned restaurants around the world.
Perigord black truffles are one of the most sought-after along with French black and Italian white truffles. They are basically edible gold (but tasty of course), with one kilogram of the Manjimup Perigord black truffle setting you back a whopping $2,400!
So why are they as expensive as they are delicious?
The thing is, they are hard to grow, making it hard for farmers to store them for long periods, and they cannot guarantee the supply of the fruitful fungi. They are also tough to locate and also vary in size, ranging from the size of a strawberry to the size of an apple.
The perfect truffle can be best described as having an earthy and musky feel to it with a hint of pungent and garlicky aroma. Its flavour also mimics its cousin, the mushroom. Thankfully on the wallet, you do not need to eat a lot of it to enjoy its heavenly taste.
Here is how you can create Manijump Truffle dishes at home
Each year to celebrate truffle season, restaurants around the country and fungi foodies carpe diem to create their next truffle-fused gourmet creations in various mouth-watering ways. But this year, it is not just limited to chefs and restaurateurs getting their hands on the flavoursome fungi.
This year, local WA food delivery heroes My Foodie Box is partnering up with Great Southern Truffles to bring the world’s most exclusive ingredient into your kitchen and served in one delectable dish on your dining table – all without the extra cost!
What’s on the menu
Each week in August, Chef Yuki will add one truffle-based recipe to the menu allowing foodies the opportunity to taste and replicate fine-dining restaurant dishes at home.
Pair up your weekly meals with a meal using the hotly sought after ingredient in the cooking world, and you are sure to be treating yourself (and your stomach) right.
Create your very own gastronomic dish by adding Manijump’s Perigord black truffle into your food box line up.
All packaging used in My Foodie Box is eco-friendly and is recyclable, reusable or compostable. Used food boxes are picked up when the next one is delivered. All ingredients are portioned too meaning that there is no food waste at home or in the warehouse.
Starting from under $9 a person you can forget about the food shopping and what’s for dinner as all the ingredients, and easy-to-follow recipes, to cook fine-dining quality dishes at home in 30 minutes or less are provided.
Grab a My Foodie Box with their limited Manijump Truffle menu options today at myfoodiebox.com.au.
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