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White Truffles

Truffle Hunting in Alba

Erica Firpo | Posted 11.12.2014 | Travel
Erica Firpo

A few weeks ago, I headed up to Alba in search of the ​tartufo bianco​, that coveted white truffle so hidden in the hard dirt of the Langhe region that finding even a small one is like striking gold, the edible kind.

Take Your Truffled French Fries With a Grain of Salt

Maya Albanese | Posted 11.03.2014 | Taste
Maya Albanese

This is a boon for diners eager to taste the rich, aromatic shavings of this bulbous fungus on everything from filet mignon to french fries.

Anonymous Donor Gives De Blasio $8,000 Truffle; De Blasio Pays It Forward

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.15.2013 | New York

An anonymous bidder bought mayor-elect Bill de Blasio a 305-gram white Alba truffle for a cool $8,000 at a charity auction Sunday. The truffle was ...

White Truffles 2013: More Product, More Better... Less Expensive!

David Rosengarten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
David Rosengarten

Gastronomes are well aware of the deadly upward spiral of the Alba white truffle, the jewel of Italian gastronomy. Priced at under $1000 a lb. within my memory (which seemed expensive then!), this very special tuber has climbed over the years... in the 2012 season, over $3000 a lb.

Ron Dicker

Restaurant Offers Dinner For A Mere $26,000

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.16.2012 | Home

Deep-pocketed foodies better really love subterranean mushrooms for this indulgence. The Philadelphia Italian restaurant Le Castagne is offering a $26...

Oregon White Truffle Hunting With Jack Czarnecki (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 10.22.2012 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

To Jack Czarnecki, his lifelong fascination with wild mushrooms can be distilled down to one determinant factor: family genetics

White Truffle Infused Beef Stroganoff (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 10.21.2012 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

If you're fortunate enough to have some white truffles on hand, here is heavenly way to use them. Chris Czarnecki, a 4th generation restaurateur and chef, demonstrates one of their signature dishes at The Joel Palmer House in Dayton, Oregon.

LOOK: The World's Most Expensive Foods

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 07.13.2012 | Money

In today's world of $33 club sandwiches and 23-carat gold edible cupcakes, there's nothing stopping extreme foodies from traversing the globe in searc...

WATCH: The Dark And Deceptive World Of Truffles

Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

Last night, "60 Minutes" aired a fascinating segment on the state and fate of truffles (the fungus, not the chocolate). It is widely known that these ...

7 Cheaper Alternatives To White Truffles

Posted 10.12.2011 | Home

It seems wrong, with the economy having been in recession or on the verge of recession for so many months, to even think about the idea of eating a fo...

PHOTOS: Italy's Truffle Town And Truffle Festivals Around The World

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

When we heard that the smell of truffles literally wafts through the air, we didn't think twice about making the short trip from our hotel in Central Italy to Sant'Agata Feltria.

Summer's Weirdest Truffles To Order In Los Angeles

| Lien Ta | Posted 09.11.2011 | Los Angeles

Of truffles, we speak of the mushroom, rarely the chocolate. And in LA, you can easily find yourself a four-dollar-sign dinner of summer's most divine...

The Ultimate White Truffle Experience, Marcella Hazan's recipe for Truffle Tortino

Lael Hazan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lael Hazan

One of the benefits of being the daughter-in-law of Victor and Marcella Hazan is that while at their table I have been exposed to an amazing variety of fabulous wines and exotic foods.

Why White Truffles Are A Waste

Esquire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's not about the price, which is outrageous. One ounce can sell for $200 to $500 retail, and that's about enough for shaving a few slices over two o...

Billionaire Shells Out 330K For Two White Truffles

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MACAU — A Macau casino mogul bid $330,000 for a pair of white truffles, including one weighing about two pounds, matching the record price he pa...

Why White Truffles Are $2,000 A Pound

Josh Ozersky at Time.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two thousand dollars a pound seems like a lot to pay for a mushroom. It really does. Yes, October marks the start of white-truffle season, the time of...