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Truffle Hound: On the Trail of the World's Most Seductive Scent, with Dreamers, Schemers, and Some Extraordinary Dogs

by Rowan Jacobsen Author

The world of truffle hunting is as mysterious and enticing as the truffle itself, and truffle hounds are at the center of it. Truffle hunters spend thousands of dollars and years of their lives training these dogs to seek out the unique smell of these fungi that grow below the ground, a cost that they can recoup quickly, given that a single pound of truffles can sell for more than $3,000. Author Rowan Jacobsen sets out to understand this niche culinary world in this fascinating book, following chefs, scientists, and (of course) dogs in order to seek out the elusive truth about truffles. For those who appreciate the flavor of this rare and delicious fungi, Jacobsen's book provides an up-close look at the way that this priceless food finds its way to your plate.

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