Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Truffles: The Most Expensive Food in the World

For those of you who have never cooked with truffles, they're a truly unique addition to your culinary dishes. While on the expensive side (approx. $20.00 US per ounce), truffles compliment other flavors, while at the same time adding dimension to one's dish. I would categorize the smell as very earthy, rich, bold, and slightly pungent.

This recent documentary showcases the harvesting of French truffles and the illegal trade of the precise fungi on the streets of China, as well the personal loss truffle farmers and restaurant owners have faced due to robbers stealing their product. I was shocked to learn that people will pay in upwards of $40,000 euros for 2kg of truffles on the black market!

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