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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 / Ryan Jacobs.

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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 <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>truffle</b> 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 <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>truffle</b>-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 <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>truffle</b>'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: <b class='oils_SH subject complete'>Truffle</b> industry France History 19th century
<b class='oils_SH subject complete'>Truffle</b> industry Italy History 19th century
<b class='oils_SH subject complete'>Truffle</b> culture
Smuggling
Black market
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