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It will be or will it not be?

trufas-de-chocolateDo not you ever happen to see something that really is not what you think it was? It is what is called trompe l’oeil, that is, an optical illusion. In kitchen it has become fashionable and the most prestigious chefs have to work to design amazing trompe l’oeil.

In the case of the truffle, the most famous trompe l’oeil, though never actually defined this way- are chocolate truffles that were created, according to the most widespread version, by Louis Dufour, a baker from Chambery (France), which at Christmas 1895 create a sweet chocolate in the shape of the “Tuber melanosporum” so appreciated in the kitchen:  gave an irregular rounded shape their most delicate chocolate and sprinkled cocoa powder on top to simulate the earth and since this exquisite sweet spreads throughout the world.

The famous chef Diego Guerrero, holder of two Michelin stars, has created a rich trompe l’oeil called “Truffle hunting”, in which truffles are actually large meatballs rabbit meat, mushrooms, flour, squid ink and spices … placed on foie zest to simulate the earth. In this link you can see the recipe.

Another original trompe l’oeil  is “Truffle brie cheese and couscous” created by Persemoon that  it’s great. (You can see it in his blog).

Do you dare to design one?  I’ll try; I’ll tell you.

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