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The Truffle Underground

Author : Ryan Jacobs
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“The ultimate truffle true crime tale”*: A thrilling journey through the hidden underworld of the world's most prized luxury ingredient. *Bianca Bosker, New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork 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 jewels? Advance praise for The Truffle Underground “In elegant, mesmerizing prose, Ryan Jacobs has delivered a forest-to-table page-turner from the outer limits of our foodie culture, a place where colorful farmers, serial dog murderers and famous chefs grapple over a crudely foraged fungus that's traded in parking lots and bars, like heroin. The Truffle Underground is an eye-opener for anyone who's picked up a fork.”—Steve Fainaru, New York Times bestselling author of League of Denial and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter "The Truffle Underground is a fascinating, genre-blending romp. It's a business book, a mystery, a science lesson, and a love story that's as seductive as the buttery fungus at the heart of it all."—Derek Thompson, national bestselling author of Hit Makers and staff writer at The Atlantic “Investigative journalist and first-time author Jacobs does a remarkable job reporting from the front lines of the truffle industry, bringing to vivid life French black-truffle farmers, Italian white-truffle foragers, and their marvelously well-trained dogs.”—Booklist (starred review) "[A] fascinating work . . . This deeply researched and eye-opening account of the lengths people will go for wealth, gratification, and a taste of the prized fungus will captivate readers."—Publishers Weekly


Author : Michael Hyson
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This is a Truffle growers guide to identifying the structures in the soil involved with the Truffle Fungus. This book includes over a hundred photographs. These photos involve the Truffle's World before Truffles mature before Truffle Hunters and Chefs become involved. It is the time when the earth is left in peace, undisturbed, when truffles are born and grow. Included in the Contents: Understanding Truffles..15 Size and scale of the roots in these Photo's..18 Mycorrhiza..26 Mycelium and Cistidae..34 Abscission nodes ..62 Stroma..66 Root divisions and Clusters..70 Where is the Truffle attached to the tree?..82 Truffle symbiotic or parasitic?..84 Colours of immature Truffles..88 Eruptions..96 A journal of the colour changes on a visible growing truffle ..98 The name and the colour..132 Truffles and frost events: .134 Other fungi..138 Surface Truffles..144 Physical Damage to Truffles..146 Damaged then Rotted Truffles..150 Southern Hemisphere Climate..156 Case studies of Truffles harvested too soon..158 Research (A number of interesting photographs of tiny growths of that are of other species associated with the truffle )..16

Truffle Boy

Author : Ian Purkayastha
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"[Ian Purkayastha] has a true, deep expertise in everything he sells--caviar, truffles, fish. He knows the stories that we need to sell the stuff tableside . . . he can disrupt the entire luxury foods market." ---From the Foreword by David Chang Ian Purkayastha is New York City's leading truffle importer and boasts a devoted clientele of top chefs nationwide, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, David Chang, Sean Brock, and David Bouley. But before he was purveying the world's most expensive fungus to the country's most esteemed chefs, Ian was just a food-obsessed teenager in rural Arkansas--a misfit with a peculiar fascination for rare and exotic ingredients. The son of an Indian immigrant father and a Texan mother, Ian learned to forage for wild mushrooms from an uncle in the Ozark hills. Thus began a single-track fixation that led him to learn about the prized but elusive truffle, the king of all fungi. His first taste of truffle at age 15 sparked his improbable yet remarkable adventure through the strange--and often corrupt--business of the exotic food trade. Rife with tales from the hidden underbelly of the elite restaurant scene, Truffle Boy chronicles Ian's high stakes dealings with a truffle kingpin in Serbia, meth-head foragers in Oregon, crooked businessmen and maniacal chefs in Manhattan, gypsy truffle hunters in the forests of Hungary, and a supreme adventure to find "Gucci mushrooms" in the Himalayan foothills--the land of the gods. He endures harsh failures along the way but rebuilds with tremendous success by selling not just truffles but also caviar, wild mushrooms, rare foraged edibles, Wagyu beef, and other nearly unobtainable ingredients demanded by his Michelin-starred clients. Truffle Boy is a thrilling coming-of-age story and the incredible but true tale of a country kid who grows up to become a force in the world of fine dining.

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Author : Sabine Baring-Gould
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The Rough Guide to Tuscany Umbria

Author : Jonathan Buckley
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The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria is the most complete guide with detailed coverage of all the best attractions Tuscany and Umbria have to offer. Discover the vibrant regions of Tuscany and Umbria; with full accounts of Tuscany and Umbria’s major centres of Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, Assisi and Orvieto, complete with coverage of the many smaller towns and villages of Tuscany and Umbria. Fully updated and expanded, guide features detailed coverage of the regions’ many sublime landscapes, from the wooded hills and vineyards of Chianti, to the mountains of the Alpi Apuane and lucid accounts of the regions’ artistic and cultural attractions. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Tuscany and Umbria, whilst relying on up-to-the-minute recommendations of the best hotels in Tuscany and Umbria, authentic restaurants and bars in Tuscany and Umbria, plus all the insider tips for the best shopping and entertainment options in Tuscany and Umbria, whatever your budget. Explore all corners of Tuscany and Umbria with the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria.


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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Name of the Rose

Author : Umberto Eco
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It is the year 1327. Franciscans in an Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, but Brother William of Baskerville's investigation is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

The Joy of Truffles

Author : Patrik Jaros
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Once the exclusive preserve of the kitchens of kings, now truffles are available to anyone with a pig, a dog, a deep wallet or a highly developed olfactory organ. The nose knows, you see. The golden nose will find the truffle and dine out for months on tales of underground prowess in solving the cultivation mystery of the magical vegetable. Half root, half mushroom, the truffle is crown prince of the underground, and because they give off the same odor as the male hormone testosterone, that's where our trained animal associates come in. They know the score, know what's worth hunting for. It's about priorities, and this volume is absolutely on the same track. Not so much a book as a hymn to the truffle experience, it's all here. Learn how the Romans esteemed the big T, follow its progress across the plates of centuries, gaze at the mouth-moistening pictures, and then put your boots on and start looking. Truffle heaven is here. With all-courses recipes from leading truffle-meister Patrick Jaros, who's worked with Munich superchef Eckhart Witzigmann, you too can be a gourmet god. Forget the Lottery, forget the holy grail, somewhere there are truffles with your name on. The Gold Rush has nothing on this.

On Food

Author : Edwin Lankester
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On Food etc

Author : Edwin LANKESTER
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The Deerholme Mushroom Book

Author : Bill Jones
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Expand your culinary knowledge of wild and cultivated mushrooms with this comprehensive cookbook by award-winning writer and chef Bill Jones. Learn from an acknowledged expert in the field of wild foods how to source mushrooms through foraging, shopping, and growing, and get a thorough overview of the common types of wild and cultivated fungi. Gain insight into the medicinal and cultural uses of mushrooms, and reap the health benefits of simple, unprocessed food. Delicious recipes for basic pantry preparations, soups, salads, meats, seafood, and vegetable dishes, all featuring mushrooms, include: Truffle Potato Croquettes; Mushroom Pate; Porcini Naan; Semolina Mushroom Cake; Beef Tenderloin and Oyster Mushroom Carpaccio; Curried Mushroom and Coconut Bisque. The Deerholme Mushroom Book is every chef’s essential guide to edible mushrooms.

Journal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening

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A Ride Over the Rocky Mountains to Oregon and California

Author : Henry John Coke
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Rome and Venice

Author : George Augustus Sala
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Umbria Outside My Window

Author : Nina Hansen Machotka
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This is the true story of a couple who left California, retired from their work in Silicon Valley and the University of California, and moved to a small, isolated valley where time seemed to stand still. They bought and reconstructed a ruined farmhouse in the Italian countryside, but rebuilding the farmhouse is just one part of their adventure. The real story is about the lure of Italy-the food and wine, the seasons and storms, the history, culture, and art, the festivals and traditions, the land and its field stones and above all, the people.In addition to recounting the finding and reconstru.

Country Pastimes for Boys

Author : Peter Anderson Graham
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The American Cyclop dia

Author : George Ripley
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The American Cyclopaedia

Author : George Ripley
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The Black Truffle

Author : Ian Robert Hall
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