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Truffles fetch three times price of gold

Hong Kong buyer snaps up white truffles for three times the price of gold at Italy auction.

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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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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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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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At 18, he’s the US teen truffle tycoon

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.

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Macau Casino Magnate Buys Truffles for $330,000

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 [...]

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