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The truffle underground : a tale of mystery, mayhem, and manipulation in the shadowy market of the world's most expensive fungus

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  • ISBN: 9780451495693
  • ISBN: 0451495691
  • Physical Description: vi, 279 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-279).
Formatted Contents Note: Part I: The field/theft -- Black diamond bandits -- Death in the grove -- Part II: The laboratory/secrecy -- The peasant's golden secret -- A scientific mystery -- Part III: The forest/sabotage -- Disappearance of the dogs -- Poison -- Part IV: The market/deceit -- Middlemen -- Detectives and fraudsters -- The king's ascent -- The king's betrayal -- Part V: The plate/seduction -- Demanded, delivered, prepared -- Shaved.
Summary, etc.: 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 exposé 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 knobs?
Subject: Italy
Truffle industry
Truffle culture
Black market
Black market
Truffle culture
Truffle industry Italy History 19th century
Truffle industry France History 19th century
Genre: History.
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