December 2, 2016

Homemade Fettuccine and White Truffles of Alba

The holidays are the best times to indulge in favorite foods.

On the day before Thanksgiving, I stopped to buy truffles at Urbani in New York City. Urbani is the largest truffle company in the world, with locations in more than 60 different countries. Luckily, a shipment had just arrived from Italy, and the truffles I chose were picked less than 24-hours before I walked into the shop. If you’re unfamiliar with truffles - the non-chocolate variety - they're a type of fungus that grows on the roots of trees, such as oaks and beeches. Truffles are decadently delicious and among the most exotic and costly delicacies. In fact, they are prized by chefs all over the world. Truffles are also quite fascinating because of how they're grown and gathered - I was so excited to share them with my family.

Over the holiday weekend, I cooked fettuccini from scratch and served it with white truffle for dinner. It was simply fabulous! Enjoy these photos.