János Mizsei, the Chef of MÁK Bistro, the Innovative Kitchen of 2017 by Dining Guide
Join our hunters and their dogs to experince the excitement of hunting these underground delicacies in the forests!
A szövegre kattintva az Ön oldala jelenik meg.
A truffle is the fruiting body of a subterranean fungus, predominantly one of the many species of the genus Tuber.
In classical times, their origins were a mystery that challenged many; Plutarch and others thought them to be the result of lightning, warmth and water in the soil, while Juvenal thought thunder and rain to be instrumental in their origin. Cicero deemed them children of the earth, while Dioscorides thought they were tuberous roots.
Truffles are used as spice added to ready-made dishes. We must note that they mustn't be cooked so they do not lose their aroma.
Hungary is one of the greatest supplier of the European truffle market. The domestic truffle growth is mainly from their natural habitat, the quantity of truffles harvested from our groves are not too many yet.
Truffle hunting is regulated by law in Hungary. Only hunters qualified by organizations supervised by NÉBIH (Naitonal Office of Food-chain Security) with their qualified dogs can hunt for truffles with the written permission of the owner of the forest.
The species can be found in Hungary are:
White Truffle/Tuber magnatum from 1 October to 31 December
Black Summer Truffle/Tuber aestivum/uncinatum from 15 June to 31 December
Black Winter/Tuber brumale from 1 November to 15 March
Smooth Black Truffle/Tuber macrosporum from 1 September to 31 December
Bagnoli Truffle/Tuber mesentericum from 1 August to 31 December
Honey Truffle/Mattirolomyces terfezioides from 20 August to 15 November - It is a unique type which can be found in commercial quantity exclusively in Hungary.