A $112,000 White Truffle?! At Auction, Philly Embraces Fungi Mania

Nov 22, 2016 410

Bowtie-bedecked auctioneer Samuel Freeman was faced with the unusual task of convincing a crowd to buy something he admits he knows nothing about: the Tartufo Bianco d'Alba, or Alba White Truffle.

"I've never auctioned food before," Freeman says, "and I'd never even eaten a truffle until two days ago." Apparently that first taste won him over. "It was unbelievable." At $458 per ounce once the bidding got underway, those truffles better knock your socks off.

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