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Steve’s Travel Tips: Truffle Hunting in Italy (Video)
Published on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by What’s the most expensive thing you can buy in Italy? Sure, a Maserati or Ferrari is a good guess. But by weight it might be the white truffles of Alba which can go for as much as $10,000 per pound! These tantalizing tubers grow near the roots of oak trees and have a special concentration near the town of Alba, in the northern Italian region of Piedmont. They are i...
Celebrating White Truffles in Alba Italy
Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 by It is the season for white truffles (tartufi bianchi)  also known in Italy as "white diamonds" for their expensive price of hundreds of dollars for just a hundred grams. One group of these rare gems can be found around Alba in the region of Piedmont and the whole area seems to go truffle crazy in the month of November. There are five kinds of white truffles of...
Truffle Hunting in Piedmont Italy
Published on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 by If you’re a discerning gastronomist, then you have no reason to miss the excitement of truffle hunting in Alba Italy. Of course, you can make a stop at Alba’s  autumn weekend truffle markets to shop for these so called “diamonds of the kitchen”, but you might have to pay top dollar for them! Instead, give yourself a deserving break from your busy life and sav...