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Aphrodisiac Truffles

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This Valentine Day add an aphrodisiac to your meal with your partner and what better way than truffles?

Did you know that truffles are said to be one of the world’s finest aphrodisiacs? Well, most of us may not be aware but this fact has been believed to be as old as ancient Greece and Roman times. It is said that Napoleon ate truffles to increase his masculine potency! The rarity of truffles which has a symbiotic relationship to certain tree roots adds to its charm as well.

With their high concentration of proteins, they are not just healthy, but the amino acids give it the aphrodisiac quality making them a sought-after delicacy. The earthy smell of truffles probably also adds to its charm making it the perfect ingredient for a meal on Valentine’s Day. Little wonder then that truffles are commonly called the ‘diamonds of the gourmet world’.

Chef Mintoo, Head Chef, The Salt House, Kolkata shares this Mushroom Tortellini in Truffle & Parmesan Sauce recipe that is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Read the full story that first appeared in Seema Magazine’s February 2022 issue here:

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