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Hunting for Truffles in Greece

Hunting for truffles in Greece has been a trend for over 15 years now, as more and more Greeks seek the delicious underground mushroom

The Greek History of Truffles: It All Started With a Thunderbolt from Zeus

The history of truffles is one of folklore and intrigue, but very few people know of its links to the ancient Greek god Zeus. The pricey, much sought-after fungi has played a prominent role in Greece for its nutritional...

Truffle Hunting Begins in the Forests of Meteora

The first fortnight of March in Greece features the annual hunt for truffles in Thessaly's region of Meteora. In an area already full of amazingly beautiful landscapes, monasteries and forests, truffles are a small yet exquisite quarry that gourmands...

Experience Truffle Hunting in the Enchanting Forests of Kalampaka, Meteora!

There are many things to do in Meteora that might surprise you -- including truffle hunting. That's right, the serene and spiritual monasteries, perched high up on rock formations, towers over the magical and beautiful forests below which hold the...

Gourmet Greek Truffles Taking Markets by Storm

It is estimated that 2,000-3,000 Greeks are involved in truffle hunting and production, with Greek truffles now being exported as far away as the US. According to an Athens Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) report, truffle wholesale prices in the European...

Oyster and Truffle Dish Dates Back to 4th Century BC Greece (recipe)

Truffles, or tartufo are a fungus that grow on or near-surface of the roots of trees, particularly oak trees, and have been used in Greek kitchens since ancient times. Nowadays you can find these yummy and good-for-you fungi in a variety of...