Depending on who you ask, you could hear that wild poppies are persistent weeds dotting spurs and creeks, or you could even be told that in some regions of Italy tradition boils the seeds as an infusion for newborns or the elderly struggling to sleep, or how her scarlet petals and elongated neck has in recent times become one symbol of pesticide free fields.
The Italian white truffle season is officially open. Autumn’s culinary jewel now fills discerning plates and year-old yearnings. Italian festivities chaperone summer’s end with autumn gifting roasted chestnuts, mushrooms galore and I am sure, other yet to be discovered delicacies. This aroma, taste enhancer complements falling temperatures and earthy coloured tones with heart-warming, filling delights: from bruschetta entrées to fondues and friskily stirred eggs that set the perfect base for thinly shaved truffles. What are white truffles?