Simply Truffles: Recipes and Stories That Capture the Essence of the Black Diamond

By Patricia Wells

“Patricia Wells could be the maximum American authority on French nutrition seeing that Julia Child.”

“[Wells] understands the fit for human consumption panorama higher than anybody.”
Los Angeles Times

In her landmark cookbook, Simply Truffles, celebrated writer and popular cooking university instructor Patricia Wells stocks the secrets and techniques in the back of the mysterious black truffle—offering foodies, culinary scholars, Francophiles, and everybody who loves French cooking a wealth of truffle lore, wine pairings, lush, full-color pictures, and greater than fifty notable recipes, all more than enough to face on their lonesome, without or with muffins. From Creamy Polenta with brownies and Poached Eggs to Truffled Croque Monsieur to Pecorino-Romano and Truffle Pizza, Simply Truffles is greater than only a cookbook—it’s an entire consultant to 1 of the world’s rarest delicacies.

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