and another quite different one in Carpentras about an hour away.
The Uzes market began with Sophie, a huge, gorgeous pig, who sniffed her way through the soil which had been brought into the market place. Attended by her owner, who watched her carefully, Sophie discovered many previously hidden truffles and was rewarded for her diligent work.
Professional buyers stream into the area to examine, smell, touch the truffle and some buyers, knife in hand, take a small sliver to observe the inside color. Why? A freeze had frozen some truffes and flavors had suffered.
Oh, and the other Webster's definition of truffle? "A candy made of chocolate, butter, sugar, and sometimes liqueur shaped into balls and often coated with cocoa." Yum!