Tis the season for truffle hunting in Italy’s Alba region. Tracking down edible fungi is an Italian obsession with some 200,000 active enthusiasts nationwide.
It may not be a gem that can be enjoyed over the decades but the largest black truffle is certainly just as impressive a find.
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.
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.
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
Ian Purkayastha’s teenage revolution didn’t involve rock groups, rebelling against his parents or embarrassing fashion experiments. For him it was: “black truffle ravioli with foie gras sauce”. And three years later, aged 18, Purkayastha not only remembers the “amazing” taste of that dish, but he’s turned himself into one of America’s leading truffle tycoons.
Stanley Ho recently matched his own world record price paid for a truffle when he bought a couple white truffles for a total cost of $330,000 at a truffle auction. The billionaire made his winning bid through representatives at the event held at his own Grand Lisboa hotel in Macau last week end. Ho’s winning … Continued
A giant white truffle was sold off on Sunday for 105,000 euros (144,000 dollars) at a lavish auction near the town of Alba in northern Italy, organisers said. The truffle, presented at the auction in the medieval Castello di Grinzane in a region of Italy famous for its cuisine, weighed 900 grammes. The price per … Continued
Economic woes have not lessoned the demand for the swine sniffing white truffles from Alba, Italy as well as parts of Croatia and France. The ‘white gold’ peak season begins at the end of October with an expected price tag of â‚¬4,300 per kilogram. According to The Sunday Times, “White truffles are cheaper this year, … Continued
A 750-gramme white truffle from northern Italy sold for 100,000 euros ($150,000) during an auction at the end of the 79th White Truffle Festival of Alba. The Piedmont region, where Alba is located, is considered to have the best ‘tartufo bianco’ (white truffles) in the world.
According to The worldâ€™s priciest food list compiled by Fortune Small Business, a CNN magazine, worldâ€™s most expensive food is Edible gold leaf. The edible gold leaf comes with a price tag of $15,000 per pound. No worries, like calcium and iron, gold is actually a mineral that’s safe to eat although it’s not an … Continued
Philippe Faur has taken out the ice cream of the universe of the desserts and has created new flavours always more surprising.
Its creators admit it is the ultimate in decadence: a $175 hamburger. The Wall Street Burger Shoppe just raised its price from $150 to assure its designation as the costliest burger in the city as determined by Pocket Change, an online newsletter about the most expensive things in New York. “Wall Street has good days … Continued
The FleurBurger is a Kobe burger containing foie gras, a special truffle sauce, and is served on a brioche truffle bun with black truffles on the side.
A Hong Kong property tycoon and his wife have reportedly paid $160,406 for a huge Italian white truffle in 2006, which may be the world’s most expensive ever. Gordon Wu and his wife outbid connoisseurs from France and Italy to win the 3.3 pounds Alba white truffle from an international auction, a spokeswoman for the … Continued
The High Roller sushi roll that sells for $1000 will be served at Koi restaurant in New York : It starts with marinated and poached fois gras that is covered with succulent Langoustine (lobster). Then the roll is brushed with saffron/vanilla bean butter and encrusted with caviar. Finally, when the roll is served the Chef … Continued