Chicken in Truffle Cream Sauce

TRUFFLES

Famous for their musky, earthy aroma, today, truffles are considered an amorous ingredient as much for their luxuriousness as their sexual connotations. Accounts of the life of Madame de Pompadour, King Louis IV¿s lover, describe her adherence to a diet of vanilla, truffles, and celery; she believed that it would provide her with the sexual stamina needed to satisfy the king. See a recipe for Chicken in Truffle Cream Sauce »Christopher Baker

(Poulet aux Truffles a la Creme) While researching black truffles in Provence, food writer Peggy Knickerbocker was served this dish, prepared by private chef Henri Sanegre.