Video of the Week #4

Truffle Hunters

Truffle Season has arrived, and with it the craziness of dealers and best restaurants in the search for most valuable ingredient in the World. From the expensive black Truffles of Périgord (France) or the even more pricey White one’s from Alba (Italy), truffles exist a little bit all over the world with better or worst quality. One of the features that make truffles so expensive  goes behind their unique aromas, but also their exclusivity and the way they are cached, like a hunt, in a relation of friendship and dedication of the hunter and his dog. Originally they used Pigs (truffle hogs) that have an innate ability to sniff out truffles, but they ate many of truffles they found and the destruction of the truffle’s mycelia, which dropped the production.  So hunters started to train dogs to sniff for truffles. The utilization of  Hogs is even forbidden in Italy since 1985.

The Truffle Hunters from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo.

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