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Author Jacobs, Ryan McMahon, 1989- author.

Title The truffle underground : a tale of mystery, mayhem, and manipulation in the shadowy market of the world's most expensive fungus / Ryan Jacobs.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Clarkson Potter, [2019]
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  381.4158 JAC    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  381.4158 JAC    AVAILABLE
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Description vi, 279 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-279).
Contents Part I: The field//theft -- Black diamond bandits -- Death in the grove -- Part II: The laboratory//secrecy -- The peasant's golden secret -- A scientific mystery -- Part III: The forest//sabotage -- Disappearance of the dogs -- Poison -- Part IV: The market//deceit -- Middlemen -- Detectives and fraudsters -- The king's ascent -- The king's betrayal -- Part V: The plate//seduction -- Demanded, delivered, prepared -- Shaved.
Subject Truffle industry -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Truffle industry -- Italy -- History -- 19th century.
Truffle culture.
Smuggling.
Black market.
ISBN 9780451495693 (paperback)
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