Last month we had the pleasure of harvesting Desert Truffles in North Africa. The desert truffles are not so aromatic or tasty as European truffles but are still good to eat. There are more than 30 different species of Desert Truffle, and they all (as the name suggests) grow in the hot, dry regions around the Mediterranean, from Southern Spain through North Africa, to the Middle East and Turkey.
The traditional way of finding these knobbly, pale, whitish-brown truffles, is by hitting the ground with a stick, to see where there is resistance. Nowadays the