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Mycosis spreads to the UK

Postby Witness » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:07 am

University of Cambridge wrote:Périgord black truffle cultivated in the UK for the first time

The Mediterranean black truffle, one of the world’s most expensive ingredients, has been successfully cultivated in the UK, as climate change threatens its native habitat.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Mycorrhizal Systems Ltd (MSL) have confirmed that a black truffle has been successfully cultivated in the UK for the first time: the farthest north that the species has ever been found. It was grown as part of a programme in Monmouthshire, South Wales, run by MSL in collaboration with local farmers. The results of the programme, reported in the journal Climate Research, suggest that truffle cultivation may be possible in many parts of the UK.

After nine years of waiting, the truffle was harvested in March 2017 by a trained dog named Bella. The aromatic fungus was growing within the root system of a Mediterranean oak tree that had been treated to encourage truffle production. Further microscopic and genetic analysis confirmed that Bella’s find was indeed a Périgord black truffle (Tuber melanosporum).

The black truffle is one of the most expensive delicacies in the world, worth as much as £1,700 per kilogram. Black truffles are prized for their intense flavour and aroma, but they are difficult and time-consuming to grow and harvest, and are normally confined to regions with a Mediterranean climate. In addition, their Mediterranean habitat has been affected by drought due to long-term climate change, and yields are falling while the global demand continues to rise. The truffle industry is projected to be worth £4.5 billion annually in the next 10-20 years.
http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/perigord-black-truffle-cultivated-in-the-uk-for-the-first-time#sthash.RHcK8MPt.sfju

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Re: Mycosis spreads to the UK

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:12 am

There must be some sort of "truffle essence" that could be synthesized in kiloliter lots like aniline dyes. :)

Truffle potato chips.
Truffle Burger King Double Meat Whopper.

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Re: Mycosis spreads to the UK

Postby ed » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:28 pm

Seems like it would grow here. Where can I get some root stock or whatever it is.
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Postby Rob Lister » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:46 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:There must be some sort of "truffle essence" that could be synthesized in kiloliter lots like aniline dyes. :)

Truffle potato chips.
Truffle Burger King Double Meat Whopper.

etc.


I doubt it would be popular if it wasn't rare.
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2015112 ... e-so-weird
Let's face it, truffles are a little bit mysterious. Far more people have heard food writers sing the praises of the knobby subterranean mushrooms than have actually tasted them. And not even all the people who've tasted them feel a rhapsody coming on afterwards. Truffles, as M F K Fisher writes in Serve It Forth, “may or may not be as good as they are rare and dear”.

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Re: Mycosis spreads to the UK

Postby Witness » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:25 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:There must be some sort of "truffle essence" that could be synthesized in kiloliter lots like aniline dyes. :)

Wikipedia wrote:Most "truffle oil", however, does not contain any truffles. The vast majority is olive oil which has been artificially flavoured using a synthetic agent such as 2,4-dithiapentane.

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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:03 pm

2,4-dithiapentane


Does it naturally occur in truffles (as it might be alar in apples)? 8)
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Re: Mycosis spreads to the UK

Postby Witness » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:18 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
2,4-dithiapentane


Does it naturally occur in truffles (as it might be alar in apples)? 8)

Do your homework.

Perhaps this will help?
2,4-Dithiapentane is the dimethyldithioacetal of formaldehyde. It is prepared by the acid-catalyzed addition of methyl mercaptan, the main aromatic compound in both halitosis and foot odor and a secondary compound in flatulence, to formaldehyde.

2 CH3SH + H2C=O → CH3SCH2SCH3 + H2O

Yay, truffles! :lmao:

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Re: Mycosis spreads to the UK

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:35 pm

A lot of French cheeses smell like those things. :)
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Re: Mycosis spreads to the UK

Postby Witness » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:38 pm

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Re: Mycosis spreads to the UK

Postby Witness » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:56 am

Had some truffles yesterday ( 8) ). The restaurant owner has two dogs for finding them, one expert and one in training.

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Very enjoyable and the burgundy too! :)

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Re: Mycosis spreads to the UK

Postby Grammatron » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:01 am

Down with the 1%!
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