10 Aug Truffle (in) white. Lucrezia Borgia loved truffle.
Truffle is also known for its aphrodisiac properties, and it is said that Lucrezia Borgia loved it in a special way! History reminds her like an irresistible seductress. Maybe she was not so beautiful. She died before her 40 years, with eight children and a life full of twists.
But her passion for the precious tubers contributed to fueling the erotic legend of the noble fungus. It seems that Spoleto’s subjects welcomed her in the Albornoz Fortress with a memorable lunch, of 14 courses almost all based on truffles. And so, for the rich people of the time, truffle quickly became a “status symbol”. The idea had scientific validity from the words of Platina: “It’s an exciting lust. That’s why it is frequently used in the banquets of rich and refined men who want to be better prepared for Venus pleasures. “