The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus

The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus

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. This...

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Title:The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus
Author:Ryan Jacobs
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Edition Language:English

The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus Reviews

  • Janet
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.A thrilling journey through the hidden underworld of the world's most prized luxury ingredie...
  • Susan Johnson
    I have a secret. I have been known to travel without truffle salt unlike Oprah. This is one of the facts I learned in this book. Oprah loves her truffles especially truffle salt and truffle zest and never leaves home without them. I will confess that I have never knowingly eaten truffles but I did ...
  • Randal White
    Who knew????Who knew that a simple fungus could lead to assaults, the murder of dogs, robberies, fraud, and more! A mushroom, highly sought after by chefs all over the world, causes untold damages to people all over Italy and France. In fairness, growing up in Wisconsin, morel mushrooms were the "tr...
  • Patricia
    I wonder how many people have never tasted a true truffle after reading this book. First of all, much to my chagrin I have never tasted a truffle which makes it very hard to understand their appeal. The truffle industry is filled with crime and people who do not speak the truth. This is an interesti...
  • Jeanette
    This is something that I thought I would enjoy much more than I did.After the 1/2 way point I speed read and skimmed portions. But some of the last parts I read slowly.Others have said it better. But honestly as much as all this information filled in gaps for my knowledge of truffles and their uses ...
  • The Pfaeffle Journal (Diane)
    3.5 stars...
  • Jill Hutchinson
    Those who know me will agree that every once in a while I like to read about obscure topics/events; in other words a niche book. Unfortunately, I was disappointed in this exposé of the truffle industry and the hidden dangers associated with it.I have never eaten a truffle..........and although I ...
  • Carol
    Give me a well written True Crime book any day. It doesn't have to be about a serial killer but don't let an innocuous sounding subject fool you that no harm to life or limb has occurred. The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most E...

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