Ian Purkayastha

Author, "Truffle Boy: My Unexpected Journey Through the Exotic Food Underground.”

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Author of “Truffle Boy: My Unexpected Journey Through the Exotic Food Underground.”

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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.

Truffles: Bling of the culinary world has a dark side

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.

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