The Truffle Underground

A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus
Product Number: EB00724081
Released: Jun 04, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780451495709
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
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A thrilling journey through the hidden underworld of the world's most prized luxury ingredient. Beneath the gloss of star chefs and crystal-laden tables, the truffle supply chain is touched by theft, secrecy, sabotage, and fraud. Farmers patrol their fields with rifles and fear losing trade secrets to spies. Hunters plant poisoned meatballs to eliminate rival truffle-hunting dogs. Naive buyers and even knowledgeable experts are duped by liars and counterfeits. Deeply reported and elegantly written, this page-turning expose documents the dark, sometimes deadly crimes at each level of the truffle's path from ground to plate, making sense of an industry that traffics in scarcity, seduction, and cash. Through it all, a question lingers: What, other than money, draws people to these dirt-covered jewels?

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Author(s): Ryan Jacobs
Original Publish Date: Jun 04, 2019

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Author(s): Ryan Jacobs
Narrator(s): Ari Fliakos
Product Number Z100139156
Released: Jun 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781984833457

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