When I wrote of Life in Black and White, I made it sound as if there were only two types of truffles. But there is a third - with many variations - that is actually somewhat better known to the general public. The chocolate truffle.
Life in Black and White and The Sequel. These days, most chocolate truffles we see in shops and confectionery boutiques bear no resemblance whatsoever to Dufour's original, which was hand molded and then rolled in cocoa powder, truly looking like the little black tubers from the Périgord region of France.