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The Truffle Underground - by Ryan Jacobs (Paperback)

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"Jacobs is an unstoppable and captivating guide through the dark underbelly of the world's most glamorous fungus. This is the ultimate truffle true crime tale."--Bianca Bosker, New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork

"The thrilling new book The Truffle Underground has all the dirt on this prized fungus."--Mother Jones

"The Truffle Underground is as much about human nature as it is about a little-known corner of the food industry. In the guise of a crisply written and engaging story about a rare, astronomically priced delicacy, Jacobs has produced a contemporary morality tale about capitalism and consumerism."--Los Angeles Review of Books

"The Orchid Thief of truffles."--BookRiot

"This well-researched, well-written book is a thoroughly enjoyable read."--New York Journal of Books

"The Truffle Underground is an eye-opening book, one that will make you rethink not only your meals and the people providing them, but also the hidden economies undergirding so many of our modern habits."--Crime Reads

"I love this book so much."--Jess Lahey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure

"[A] riveting debut . . . Ryan Jacobs weaves the fascinating scientific and historical backstory of the elusive culinary delicacy known as truffles with the stealthy feel of a diamond heist or spy operation. . . . The Truffle Underground is an eye-opening tale."--Bookpage

"[A] fascinating work . . . This deeply researched and eye-opening account of the lengths people will go for wealth, gratification, and a taste of the prized fungus will captivate readers."--Publishers Weekly

"A full-fledged mystery and expos� about a luxurious delicacy that comes at a far higher price than you ever imagined."--Fortune

"The Truffle Underground is a smart, revealing expos� into how that expensive piece of fungus made it to your plate, and the extreme lengths scammers go to farm and steal them. True-crime nerds, this is the unsuspecting story you've been waiting for."--Thrillist

"[A] really fantastic, deeply reported, can't-put-it-down new book. Extraordinary."--Howie Kahn, Prince Street Podcast

"A fascinating read."--Destination Eat Drink Podcast

"Fans of weird true crime will eat it up."--BuzzFeed

Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Author: Ryan Jacobs
Language: English
Street Date: June 4, 2019
TCIN: 54371366
UPC: 9780451495693
Item Number (DPCI): 248-72-4548
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