I have known Lorenza de' Medici since I was a child. Who would have thought we would one day talk about tartufo in cyberspace? These diamonds of the kitchen are at their best, Lorenza de' Medici says, in their natural state, shaved onto pasta or rice, or over eggs simply sunny side up. However, she has many recipes "to tease gluttony" and she has graciously offered to share them.

Sauce for Tagliatelle al Tartufo

Involtini al Tartufo

Carpaccio al Tartufo

Fonduta al Tartufo

Arrosto di Vitello al Tartufo

Insalata di Sedano e Tartufo

Crostini con Prosciutto e Tartufo

The renowned author and cooking authority Lorenza de' Medici has been bringing the culture of Italian cuisine to America for many years. In Tuscany, at Badia a Coltibuono, she operates a cooking school where she teaches the simplicity and purity of Italian cuisine. Her television series "The de' Medici kitchen" on Public Television is well known.