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McDonald’s Japan charges $10 For Truffle Burger

McDonald’s Japan went highbrow recently, releasing a trio of special-edition gourmet burgers filled with thick slices of pineapple, black truffles and chorizo sausage for about $10 a pop.

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Obama’s re-election gift: A white truffle

A small Italian village renowned for its white truffles will give Barack Obama a record specimen weighing in at more than a kilo as a reelection present.

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Stella McCartney Launching LILY Fragrance

Stella McCartney has announced the launch of her latest fragrance, which unusually features truffle as a top note. Entitled L.I.L.Y, the perfume will launch exclusively in the UK at department store Selfridges January 26 before reaching other retailers February 15. L.I.L.Y stands for ‘Linda I Love You’, which was the nickname given by Stella McCartney’s [...]

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As Italian stocks crash, truffle prices go up

Italian stock markets are sharply down this year, but the price of white truffle has doubled to 3,000 euros ($4,100) per kilogram in just a week. Truffle hunters say the increase is due to low average rainfall in areas where truffle is found, as well as higher demand — particularly from buyers in Asia where [...]

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Climate change may make truffles a German delicacy

Truffles, a luxury delicacy in French and Italian cuisine, may soon be adding flavour to blander dishes, as it migrates further north amid climate change. Ulf Buentgen, a climatologist, told AFP that a rise in average temperature observed during 20th century may be shifting the natural habitat of the delicacy about 100 kilometres north, from [...]

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Most Expensive Hot Dog in the World

What was created as a novelty item last year has now been added to a popular New York restaurant menu permanently. The ‘Serendipity Foot Long Haute Dog’ was admitted into the Guinness World Records last year for being the most expensive hot dog in the world, at $69. Months after its creation, Serendipity 3, has [...]

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