Download Audiobook The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World’s Most Expensive Fungus by Ryan Jacobs in English

The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus


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“The final word truffle true crime story” (Bianca Bosker, New York Occasions best-selling writer of Cork Dork) – an exhilarating journey by way of the hidden underworld of the world’s most prized luxurious ingredient. Beneath the gloss of star cooks and crystal-laden tables, the truffle provide chain is touched by theft, secrecy, sabotage, and fraud. Farmers patrol their fields with rifles and worry dropping commerce secrets and techniques to spies. Hunters plant poisoned meatballs to get rid of rival truffle-hunting canines. Naive patrons and even educated consultants are duped by liars and counterfeits. Deeply reported and elegantly written, this addictive exposé paperwork the darkish, generally lethal crimes at every stage of the truffle’s path from floor to plate, making sense of an trade that traffics in shortage, seduction, and money. By means of all of it, a query lingers: What, apart from cash, attracts individuals to those dirt-covered jewels? Reward for The Truffle Underground “Investigative journalist and first-time writer Jacobs does a outstanding job reporting from the entrance strains of the truffle trade, bringing to vivid life French black-truffle farmers, Italian white-truffle foragers, and their marvelously well-trained canines.” (Booklist, starred overview) “In The Truffle Underground, Ryan Jacobs presents a vigorous exposé of the truffle trade, reporting on the crimes that ‘hang-out the entire provide chain.’… Even when truffles are past your pay grade, there may be loads of enjoyment available within the sheer devilment portrayed on this informative and appetizing guide.” (The Wall Road Journal) “In elegant, mesmerizing prose, Ryan Jacobs has delivered a forest-to-table page-turner from the outer limits of our foodie tradition, a spot the place colourful farmers, serial canine murderers and well-known cooks grapple over a crudely foraged fungus that is traded in parking heaps and bars, like heroin. The Truffle Underground is an eye-opener for anybody who’s picked up a fork.” (Steve Fainaru, New York Occasions best-selling writer of League of Denial and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter)