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.
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.