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Looking to buy fresh truffles (the fungus kind) on the westside.

carln Feb 8, 2009 12:05 AM

Does anyone know where i can get them? I missed the saturday farmers market with the mushroom guy and need to get my hands on some.

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    lambrusche Feb 13, 2009 10:25 AM

    The best place to get truffles are from the BH Cheese Store or even Monsieur Marcel...

    The ones the mushroom guy has tend to be from Oregon and they are really a different species.....
    Btw... Truffles are a Tuber not a fungus

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    1. re: lambrusche
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      RicRios Feb 14, 2009 09:06 AM

      "Truffles are a Tuber not a fungus".

      Nope:

      Scientific classification
      Kingdom: Fungi
      Division: Ascomycota
      Subphylum: Pezizomycotiadfana
      Class: Pezizomycetes
      Order: Pezizales
      Family: Tuberaceae
      Genus: Tuber

      Most common Species :
      Tuber aestivum ( "summer truffle" )
      Tuber brumale
      Tuber gibbosum
      Tuber himalayensis
      Tuber magnatum ( "Alba truffle" )
      Tuber melanosporum ( "Perigord truffle" )
      Tuber mesentericum
      Tuber oregonense ( "Oregon truffle" )
      Tuber sinensis ( "Chinese truffle" )
      Tuber uncinatum ( "Burgundy truffle" )

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuber_(f...

      NOTE -to Moderators?- :
      For some reason that has to do with the software used by CH the link above, as well as many other links I posted in the past, doesn't work. Go figure! Oh well, just google the words "wikipedia truffle (fungi)" , you'll surely get the correct wikipedia link right on top.

    2. PurpleTeeth Feb 8, 2009 10:23 AM

      The Mushroom Guy is at the SM weds Market as well.

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      1. re: PurpleTeeth
        trojans Feb 11, 2009 06:43 PM

        What kinds of truffles does the mushroom guy sell?

        1. re: trojans
          Servorg Feb 11, 2009 06:50 PM

          It's seasonal if you are talking fresh, wild mushrooms. Morels in the spring. But he has a great selection usually. His name is David and he has been talked about on this board more than a few times.

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            k
            kevin Feb 13, 2009 07:01 PM

            as for truffles, with david the mushroom guy, i think he only carries oregon white truffles.

            no black truffles from perigord or the highly prized truffles from alba.

            you can get them from urbani (???) i think.

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