From David Lebovitz: Truffle Pigs and French Markets

From David Lebovitz: Truffle Pigs and French Markets

Emma Christensen
Feb 12, 2010

Have you been following David Lebovitz's truffle hunting escapades? It's fascinating! We've heard stories of truffle pigs snuffling around tree roots and the infamously chaotic markets where all the truffles are brought to sale, but this series of posts has really brought it alive for us.

Black truffles are one of the most highly coveted ingredients in the world. One knobby specimen that David witnessed ended up selling for around 400 euros! No wonder most restaurants use precision scales to measure out the exact amount of shaved truffle going into each dish.

With prices like that, it's also no wonder that many truffle hunters keep their favorite spots for finding the truffles a secret. We're grateful to David and his truffle hunting buddy for letting us tag along and watch the whole process!

Check It Out!
Part 1: Truffle Hunting in France with David Lebovitz
Part 2: The Truffle Market in Lalbenque with David Lebovitz
(stay tuned for Part 3 on how the truffles are processed!)

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(Image: David Lebovitz)

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