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How to cook the ‘diamond of the kitchen’

Though the truffle is a gnarly, mushroom-like fungus that grows underground, it's one of the most prized, and most expensive, gourmet ingredients. This renowned delicacy is referred to as “the diamond of the kitchen” and is a prized export from Italy and France. Black truffles are at their peak in early February, and this year's crop has been exceptional. Master chef and restaurateur Daniel Bo
/ Source: TODAY

Though the truffle is a gnarly, mushroom-like fungus that grows underground, it's one of the most prized, and most expensive, gourmet ingredients. This renowned delicacy is referred to as “the diamond of the kitchen” and is a prized export from Italy and France. Black truffles are at their peak in early February, and this year's crop has been exceptional. Master chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud visited “Today” to show how anyone can cook truffles.

Maine Sea Scallops in Black Tie

Cooking with Daniel Boulud by Daniel Boulud

The truffles used on “Today” are from the Chefs' Warehouse and are available at www.chefswarehouse.com.