Ewwwww! Buddy, get a hanky!
Quick quiz: the guy in this newsphoto…
a) should have had that growth on his face looked at long ago
b) needs to learn to use a handkerchief in public
c) believes this ugly thing will earn more than $200,000 at an auction
Amazingly, the auction answer is correct. This hideous clump is the biggest truffle unearthed in 50 years, and some chef with way too much money will buy it to use in whatever you use truffles in. As a semantic oddity, you don’t use truffles in making truffles – I went to a Godiva shop and checked.
Italian truffle hunter and trader Cristiano Savini smells a 3.3 pound white truffle in Rome, November 27, 2007. REUTERS/Tony Gentile