|That's no potato, folks, that's over $1000 worth of genuine white truffle from Alba|
|2011 Grignolino preceded by 2011 Gavi from Pio Cesare|
“Be here at 5:30 and my nephew Cesare will take you to a tartufaio friend of ours. We will get you situated with the real white truffles from Alba.Then you will come to my house for dinner with fresh white truffles from our farm.”
|Thousands of dollars worth of "entry level" truffles|
|Over $300 worth on the scale|
“€5,500 euros per kilo,” was the answer when we asked the price. That’s over $200 an ounce. My colleague found a nice one weighing in at just under an ounce and cash was exchanged for the precious object.
|Fresh white truffle shaved over a farm egg cooked in the bottom of the Bagna Cauda pot leavings|
|The Alba truffle market in 1938 (photo from the Tartufi Morra Museum)|
|Fresh ravioli from Bra with more white truffles|
I’m exhausted, we saw a lot of folks and I will report on the harvest and all other the little secrets everyone told me in the Langa and Monferrato, when we get situated. Now I must get some rest.
|Cesare (R) and the truffle master (L) in traditional truffle embrace|
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