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Truffle season shocks chefs as prices double to US$3,200 a pound

In 2016, there was an abundance of truffles, and prices plunged, but a hot summer followed by a dry autumn this year have made for a dramatically smaller harvest this season.

New York

DURING a bumper year for Italian white truffles, one of fine dining's most precious (read: expensive) ingredients, San Francisco chef Michael Tusk can get practically profligate with the aromatic mushrooms. He'll even use them to top pizza.

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