Truffles: Bling of the culinary world has a dark side

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A few years ago, one 3.3 pound truffle sold for $330,000. High prices mean that the industry is filled with fraud and corruption. Ian Purkayastha has been steeped in it since he was a teenager. Now at 24, he’s one of the most sought-after importers of truffles.

Credits

Guest:
Ian Purkayastha - Author, "Truffle Boy: My Unexpected Journey Through the Exotic Food Underground.” - @IanPurkayastha

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Amy Ta, Michell Eloy