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Trucocolumella citrina is found mostly with Douglas fir or pine species. These look to be pretty young specimens: the gleba will turn greenish-yellow, then quickly darken to a dark brown/black, and finally start to autodigest itself into a gooey mass of liquid and spores, which, if you are really adventuresome, has a strong aroma of licorice, and a very sweet taste. Like other truffles, however, don’t be surprised if you drinking an orange soda 2 days later and still taste T. citrina: the flavor is recycled in the salivary glands, and tends to flavor almost anything else you eat for up to 3 days afterwards. I suspect this would go very well with a fondue.
Created: 2007-12-06 18:32:48 EST (-0500)
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