Giant Truffle

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    A truffle weighing 1.2kg (2.6lb) has sold for 95,000 euros ($112,000; £64,000) at an international charity auction in Italy.

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    An anonymous buyer - reportedly from Hong Kong - purchased the white truffle via satellite link-up.

    A white truffle is a very rare type of mushroom that grows underground.

    A 850g (1.9lb) white truffle bought for £28,000 ($50,000; 42,000 euros) last year was then said to be the world's most expensive.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4434168.stm

     
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  3. Norma

    Norma Pook

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    I was hoping it was a chocolate truffle.

    That one looks like you could go into any dog-owners back yard and pick it up.
     
  4. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    Crazy price for it though, pook, so many starving people in the world and yet people can pay big bucks for a mushroom (and it's not even magic :angel: )
     
  5. Sniffy38

    Sniffy38 New Member

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    All that money for a piece of fungus. :rolleyes:
     
  6. docwho3

    docwho3 New Member

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    Well it turned into lots of money . . . . . so mabe it was magic after all.
     
  7. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    I wonder how long they last? I hope they put it in a good quality tupperware :waitasec:
     
  8. Buzz Mills

    Buzz Mills New Member

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    A few weeks ago I saw a segment on truffle-hunting. There actually is a Truffle Hunting Academy For Dogs, that looks much like any other Princeton, Harvard, or Yale, except it really is where they train the top truffle hunting dogs. I guess they do take their sport/livelihood very seriously there???
     
  9. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    I heard they use pigs too.
     
  10. Buzz Mills

    Buzz Mills New Member

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    Pigs have great noses and they can root up the ground so well, that you would swear a rototiller was used.
     
  11. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    lol rototiller :p
     
  12. Buzz Mills

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    That must be a way that the wealthy gauge how really wealthy they are; to be able to have some rare white truffle shaved into very thin slices on top of a portion of your meal, without even blinking an eye at the astronomical cost.
     
  13. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    They are probably going to have huge Truffle Gala event and charge $1000.00 a plate - have 300 guests and triple++ their $$$
     
  14. CyberLaw

    CyberLaw Former Member

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    The only other food that is more expensive that white truffles is the real cavier.

    White truffles is the second most expensive......

    Truffle hunting dogs are so "coveted" as they take years to perfect their craft, they are sometimes kidnapped and held for ramsom...........

    I looked online and I saw prices of 175.00 per Ounce, no wonder it is soooo expensive.
     
  15. Lili

    Lili My opinion only.

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    Heck, granny told me those were fairy farts!
     

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