In another instalment of The Perennial Plate made possible by Intrepid Travel, the globe-trotting foodies find themselves in Marche, Italy, joining the locals in the hunt for one of the world's greatest culinary treasures: Truffles. The chase for the earthy delight involves two people (the hunter and the dealer) and a dog. The dog plays a starring role in this clip, as they hunt for the Biancetto variety in the mountainous zone that is widely regarded as Italy's truffle center:
Italian truffle hunters dig up roughly 100 metric tons of truffles a year. With the help of a seasoned team of locals, we were lucky enough to find two, and eat many, many more.
Lucky, indeed. Watch above.