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The Resource The truffle underground : a tale of mystery, mayhem, and manipulation in the shadowy market of the world's most expensive fungus, Ryan Jacobs

The truffle underground : a tale of mystery, mayhem, and manipulation in the shadowy market of the world's most expensive fungus, Ryan Jacobs

Label
The truffle underground : a tale of mystery, mayhem, and manipulation in the shadowy market of the world's most expensive fungus
Title
The truffle underground
Title remainder
a tale of mystery, mayhem, and manipulation in the shadowy market of the world's most expensive fungus
Statement of responsibility
Ryan Jacobs
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Beneath the gloss of star chefs and crystal-laden tables, the truffle supply chain is touched by theft, secrecy, sabotage, and fraud. Farmers patrol their fields with rifles and fear losing trade secrets to spies. Hunters plant poisoned meatballs to eliminate rival truffle-hunting dogs. Naive buyers and even knowledgeable experts are duped by liars and counterfeits. Deeply reported and elegantly written, this page-turning exposé documents the dark, sometimes deadly crimes at each level of the truffle's path from ground to plate, making sense of an industry that traffics in scarcity, seduction, and cash. Through it all, a question lingers: What, other than money, draws people to these dirt-covered knobs?
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1989-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacobs, Ryan McMahon
Dewey number
381/.4158
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9235.T782
LC item number
F833 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truffle industry
  • Truffle industry
  • Truffle culture
  • Smuggling
  • Black market
Label
The truffle underground : a tale of mystery, mayhem, and manipulation in the shadowy market of the world's most expensive fungus, Ryan Jacobs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-279)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The field/theft -- Black diamond bandits -- Death in the grove -- Part II: The laboratory/secrecy -- The peasant's golden secret -- A scientific mystery -- Part III: The forest/sabotage -- Disappearance of the dogs -- Poison -- Part IV: The market/deceit -- Middlemen -- Detectives and fraudsters -- The king's ascent -- The king's betrayal -- Part V: The plate/seduction -- Demanded, delivered, prepared -- Shaved
Control code
on1074271560
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 279 pages
Isbn
9780451495693
Lccn
2018053998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 1337757
  • (Sirsi) o1074271560
  • (OCoLC)1074271560
Label
The truffle underground : a tale of mystery, mayhem, and manipulation in the shadowy market of the world's most expensive fungus, Ryan Jacobs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-279)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The field/theft -- Black diamond bandits -- Death in the grove -- Part II: The laboratory/secrecy -- The peasant's golden secret -- A scientific mystery -- Part III: The forest/sabotage -- Disappearance of the dogs -- Poison -- Part IV: The market/deceit -- Middlemen -- Detectives and fraudsters -- The king's ascent -- The king's betrayal -- Part V: The plate/seduction -- Demanded, delivered, prepared -- Shaved
Control code
on1074271560
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 279 pages
Isbn
9780451495693
Lccn
2018053998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 1337757
  • (Sirsi) o1074271560
  • (OCoLC)1074271560

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