Among the world’s most prized delicacies, the Périgord truffle is the black diamond of the culinary universe. This elusive, finicky fungus grows underground in a symbiotic relationship with tree roots and is harvested by dogs attracted to its pungent aroma. When one thinks of truffles, France and Italy come to mind. But the U.S. has joined this $6 billion global truffle operation, cultivating European truffles domestically.
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