08/20/2013 01:14 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How to Find Truffles (and Sell Them, and Eat Them)

The locals in Marche, Italy have been eating truffles since they were children... long before they were a prized possession in most of the world. Now the region (the truffle center of Italy) is dotted with hidden spots that trained truffle hunters and their dogs traverse each year. We spent a day with a truffle hunter, his dog, and his dealer.

The Truffle Hunters from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo.

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