My first gastronomic bucket list item. White truffles are one of the most expensive ingredients ($2,000/pound) on the planet. And I want to say I've had it. I'm not sure I'll like it, but I must try it someday. I've never even had black truffles, but I want the expensive white ones.
Why are the white ones so expensive? Because they are only available two months out of the year. They are from a special part of Italy and must be sniffed out by specially trained pigs (yes pigs).
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