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Clarkson Potter (2019-06-04)
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THE TRUFFLE UNDERGROUND

A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus

by Jacobs, Ryan

A thrilling journey through the hidden underworld of the world's most prized luxury ingredient.

Beneath the gloss of star chefs and crystal-laden tables, the truffle supply chain is touched by theft, secrecy, sabotage, and fraud. Farmers patrol their fields with rifles and fear losing trade secrets to spies. Hunters plant poisoned meatballs to eliminate rival truffle-hunting dogs. Naive buyers and even knowledgeable experts are duped by liars and counterfeits.

Deeply reported and elegantly written, this page-turning exposé documents the dark, sometimes deadly crimes at each level of the truffle's path from ground to plate, making sense of an industry that traffics in scarcity, seduction, and cash. Through it all, a question lingers: What, other than money, draws people to these dirt-covered knobs?

Ryan Jacobs is an investigative reporter who has written for The Atlantic, Mother Jones, and Pacific Standard, where he serves as deputy editor and oversees the magazine's investigations desk. Before joining Pacific Standard, he covered international crime for The Atlantic's global channel, reporting on the largest diamond heist in French history, international carbon market scams, and the dark side of the truffle trade, among other subjects of intrigue. He graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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THE TRUFFLE UNDERGROUND is based on a piece Jacobs wrote for The Atlantic, which was one of their most-viewed and shared articles of 2014.

www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/01/the-dark-side-of-the-truffle-trade/283073/

Quote: The Atlantic

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