Taming the Truffle
By Ian R. Hall, Gordon T. Brown and Alessandra Zambonelli. The effects of dwindling supply and insatiable demand for this elusive gastronomic treasure are unquestionable: prices through the roof, intrigue and deception, and ever more intensive efforts to cultivate. Here in the most comprehensive practical treatment of the truffle to date, the authors describe the commercial species in detail along with their host plants, natural habitats, cultivation and maintenance, pests and diseases, and harvesting with pigs, dogs, truffle flies, and even the electronic nose. 304 pages, hardcover, with over 150 color photographs.