Truffle Boy: My Unexpected Journey Through the Exotic Food Underground

Truffle Boy: My Unexpected Journey Through the Exotic

"[Ian Purkayastha] has a true, deep expertise in everything he sells--caviar, truffles, fish. He knows the stories that we need to sell the stuff tableside . . . he can disrupt the entire luxury foods market." ---From the Foreword by David Chang Ian Purkayastha is New York City's leading truffle importer and boasts a devoted clientele of top chefs nationwide, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, David Chang, Sean Brock, and David Bouley. But before he was purveying the world's most expensive fungus to the country's most esteemed chefs, Ian was just a food-obsessed teenager in rural Arkansas--a misfit with a peculiar fascination for rare and exotic ingredients. The son of an Indian immigrant father and a Texan mother, Ian learned to forage for wild mushrooms from an uncle in the Ozark hills. Thus began a single-track fixation that led him to learn about the prized but elusive truffle, the king of all fungi. His first taste of truffle at age 15 sparked his improbable yet remarkable adventure through the strange--and often corrupt--business of the exotic food trade. Rife with tales from the hidden underbelly of the elite restaurant scene, Truffle Boy chronicles Ian's high stakes dealings with a truffle kingpin in Serbia, meth-head foragers in Oregon, crooked businessmen and maniacal...

  • ASIN: 0316383953

TruffleHunter Black & White Truffle Oil Gift Set (2 x 3.38 Oz) Extra Virgin Olive Oil Seasoning Garnish Gourmet Food Gift Basket Salad Dressing - Vegan, Kosher Gluten Free Nut Free, Vegetarian

TruffleHunter Black & White Truffle Oil Gift Set

What is the Black And White Truffle Oil Selection? This luxury gift set contains our delicious single concentrated Black Truffle Oil & White Truffle Oil. We shave the highest quality truffles and expertly blend them with our unique flavour & cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. Cold-pressing produces less oil than heated pressing but ensures that the delicate flavours & aromas are not damaged. Single concentrated isn't as strong as our double concentrated oils, allowing you to add a generous amount of oil to a dish without overpowering it. What does it taste like? Black Truffle Oil: Intense earthy aroma. Powerful black truffle flavour throughout with a gentle olive oil finish. White Truffle Oil: Intense garlic aroma. Powerful white truffle flavour throughout with a gentle olive oil finish.

  • Brand: TruffleHunter
  • ASIN: B007D7OUWM
  • UPC: 609722911948

Organic Heirloom Vegetable seeds Tomato "Japanese Truffle" Exotic. 30 Seeds.

Organic Heirloom Vegetable seeds Tomato "Japanese Truffle" Exotic.

Description Name: Tomato "Japanese Truffle". Quantity of seeds in 1 package: 30 seeds. Growing period: 100-110 days. Unusual, elongated fruit (slightly ribbed near the stems), similar to the mushroom "truffle". Fruits of bright red color, weighing 100-150 g are fleshy, dense, do not crack when canned. Harvest from one bush is 6-8 kg per season.

  • Brand: family4leafclover
  • ASIN: B07BGGZYR2

Exotic India Chocolate-Truffle Bomkai Sari from Orissa with Hand-Woven F - Brown

Exotic India Chocolate-Truffle Bomkai Sari from Orissa with

In Orissa, the bomkai is a symbol of the local royalty. These gracious silks were originally spun for the regal and the distinguished. Indeed, the rich brown of this saree and the fiery hues of the border and the pallu make it fit to be worn by the creme-de-la-creme of society. Note the flawlessly woven templetops along the border, and the dancing figurines dressed in folk costumes across the body and the pallu of the saree. No matter the jewels you wear with this one, you are bound to make a statement wherever you go. - Matching unstitched blouse and underskirt included

  • Color: Brown
  • Brand: Exotic India
  • ASIN: B07DBBB4VR

Black Summer Truffle Carpaccio Sliced 12.3 oz - Pack of 2

Black Summer Truffle Carpaccio Sliced 12.3 oz -

This Black Summer Truffle Carpaccio (Summer truffle slices) in sun flower seeds oil maintains intact its true characteristic aroma. It is a simple product but important because it can be a valid substitute of fresh truffles with the advantage of being used during the whole year. Recommendation for use: Immediately ready to use, this can be sprinkled in the desired quantity together with the oil directly on lasagna and other dishes.

  • Brand: Alma Gourmet
  • ASIN: B0047S9GEW

Gourmet Sea Salt Sampler: 4 X 6oz. Packages, Pink Himalayan, French Grey, Hawaiian Red Alaea and Black Lava, 24 oz. total

Gourmet Sea Salt Sampler: 4 X 6oz. Packages,

Beautiful sampler of four (6 oz. each) sea salts from around the world! Two are extra fine salts (Himalayan and French Grey) and two are coarse traditional ceremonial salts (Hawaiian Red Alaea and Black Lava). Total weight, 24oz. Note: French Grey may come in fine or coarse. The coarse French Grey may contain moisture and this is normal for this kind of salt.

  • Brand: RESURRECTIONbeauty
  • ASIN: B00JPJS8W4
  • UPC: 616913145549

Black Truffle Oil 8.8 FL Oz

Black Truffle Oil 8.8 FL

Truffle Oil has an earthy flavor and is used sparingly to give a burst of flavor to savory dishes. It is as difficult to describe the taste of white or black truffle oil as it is to try to differentiate them as both are earthy, savory, and robust. Truffle Oil adds the maturity and complexity that refined diners crave. Try a few drops of Truffle Oil to make a rich enhancement to the flavor of salads, pastas, risottos, fried eggs, mushroom dishes and mashed potatoes. Recommended uses for truffle oil: The special taste of the white truffle or mushroom flavored oil gives its best results with first or main courses.

  • Color: Yellow
  • Brand: Terre di Tartufo
  • ASIN: B004BIIZC2
  • UPC: 654367365014

Exotic Sea Salt Collection 3-Pack - Italian Black Truffle, Saffron Fleur de Sel, Espresso - Fabulous Gift - Delicious, Unusual Sea Salt Infusions - Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, No MSG (12 total oz.)

Exotic Sea Salt Collection 3-Pack - Italian Black

Pure, All-Natural, and Delicious - With So Many Flavors, Caravel Gourmet's Specialty Sea Salts and Seasonings Make Your Favorite Foods Better, Naturally.ITALIAN BLACK TRUFFLE: This pristine Sea Salt is infused with the finest Italian black truffles to add savory, gourmet wonder to any dish. These aromatic truffles are blended with solar-evaporated sea salt and truffle oils that bring out a smooth and rich flavor and aroma that is best for your popcorn and french fries.SAFFRON FLEUR DE SEL: Two culinary greats in one jar - real saffron and French fleur de sel. This bright yellow salt is remarkable. Use in rice or as a rub on chicken to enhance any Pacific or Spanish cuisine. Make a fabulous paella, or easily season an incredible seafood dish.ESPRESSO: Just like your favorite cup of coffee, this sea salt brings a wonderful flavor and aroma to your favorite foods in a wholly unexpected way. Use this on baked goods or sweets, or rub it on red meats, chicken, and veggies when you're on the grill.These unique sea salts are also available individually and in 2-packs, and in bulk bags.FREE BONUS COOKBOOK: Every order includes a free copy of our latest recipe book delivered digitally (via PDF) to your inbox after you order, featuring 29 of our favorite delicious recipes that showcase our ...

  • Brand: Caravel Gourmet
  • ASIN: B06Y8XWPHN
  • UPC: 816812013813

Fastbot Women's Casual Short Sleeve T Shirt Dresses Sexy Fashion Print Hanging Bandwidth Truffle Back Dress Khaki

Fastbot Women's Casual Short Sleeve T Shirt Dresses

◆◆Wear this dress when you are seeking to show your softer and more feminine side. You will look like a sweet body doll in this cute dress. It has a slight rounded neckline. The body of the dress has a loose cut which moves with you and each step you take. ◆Fabric: soft,comfortable, stretchy,breathable, skin-friendly. ◆Occasion: Casual, Beach, Work, Holiday, Outside, Home, Lounge, Summer, Spring, Autumn ◆What you get: 1 PC Dress ◆◆Size chartSize:S US:4 UK:6 EU:32 Bust:80-90cm/31.4"-35.4" Length:74cm/29.13'' Weight:110g Size:M US:6 UK:8 EU:34 Bust:84-94cm/33.0"-37.0" Length:75cm/29.5" Weight:120g Size:L US:8 UK:10 EU:36 Bust:88-98cm/34.6"-38.5" Length:76cm/29.92'' Weight:130g Size:XL US:10 UK:12 EU:38 Bust:92-102cm/36.2"-40.1" Length:77cm/30.31'' Weight:140g◆◆Service and Guarantee: ◆Taking "Human-oriented, Customer first, Excellent quality, ◆Prestige guarantee and Perfect service"as our aim,we will do our best to satisfy you. ◆If for any reason you're not completely happy with your purchase,please contact us Directly for Return and Exchange . ◆And we sincerely expect you to propose your valuable suggestion to us, so that we could successively make improvement to guarantee our product and service quality according to your suggestions. ◆Wishing you enjoy ...

  • Color: Khaki
  • Brand: Fastbot Women's Casual Short Sleeve
  • ASIN: B07SD7WR9W
  • UPC: 782435182178

Philosophy Happy Birthday 2-piece Kit for Women

Philosophy Happy Birthday 2-piece Kit for

This soap is enriched with oil for a smooth and creamy bathing experience, and infused with its own fragrance. They fascinate with gorgeous colors and an irresistible fragrance.

  • Brand: Philosophy
  • ASIN: B073WGNMM1

Organic Vegetable Heirloom Tomato Seeds"Japanese Truffle Red" Exotic.

Organic Vegetable Heirloom Tomato Seeds"Japanese Truffle Red"

Name: "Japanese Truffle Red". Quantity in each pack: 0.1g (approx. 25 Seeds). Mid-ripening (100-110 days), indeterminate variety. Shrub bush, tall, requires support. Gives unusual, elongated fruit (slightly ribbed near the stems), similar to the mushroom "truffle". Tomatoes are formed in the hands of 5-6 fruits of bright red color, weighing 100-150 g. Fruits are fleshy, dense, do not crack when preserved and stored. Collected "in the green" can be stored in the room for up to 3 months. The taste is good or excellent, sweet and sour. Has a good resistance to major diseases, can also withstand harmful insects. Productivity from one bush is 6-8 kg per season. Seeds Longivity: about 3 years

  • Brand: d5-us
  • ASIN: B07L8RY2S6

got truffle? - Stainless Steel 12oz Camping Mug, Black

got truffle? - Stainless Steel 12oz Camping Mug,

When you are feeling saucy and you need something to say it without saying it, grab this camping mug and fill it with your favorite liquid. It should be alcohol but if that is not your fancy, do as you please.

  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Molandra Products
  • ASIN: B07NCBCJB6

Exotic India Chocolate-Truffle Narayanpet Sari from Hyderabad with Zari- - Brown

Exotic India Chocolate-Truffle Narayanpet Sari from Hyderabad with

Matching unstitched blouse and underskirt included

  • Color: Brown
  • Brand: Exotic India
  • ASIN: B07N436QQ7

Casina Rossa Gourmet Sea Salt Gift Pack - 6 x 1.1 oz. Jars

Casina Rossa Gourmet Sea Salt Gift Pack -

Casina Rossa Gourmet Sea Salt Sampler Pack - 6 x 1.1 ounce Jars About the product 6 x 1.1 Ounce Jars of award winning Casina Rossa gourmet salts An excellent introduction to one of the world's finest lines of condiment-style salts, that go beyond simple salts and rubs Set contains one each of "Truffle and Salt", "Fennel and Salt", "Saffron and Salt", "Fiori and Salt", "Porcini and Salt", and new "Herb and Salt" Imported by Ritrovo Italian Regional Foods

  • Brand: Ritrovo Selections
  • ASIN: B00BW91R4Q
  • UPC: 895466001902

Chefs A'Field: Kids On The Farm: Episode 312

Chefs A'Field: Kids On The Farm: Episode

  • ASIN: B00C592T4Y

Boxes with Ribbon Wedding Favor Boxes Baby Shower Favor Boxes Party Gift Boxes 30Pcs/Lot,Deep Blue,20.8X14X5Cm

Boxes with Ribbon Wedding Favor Boxes Baby Shower

Use:Cake Pattern:NONE Material:Paper Feature:Recyclable Model Number:gift box Number of Pcs:30pcs Industrial Use:Food Paper Type:Art Paper Occasion:Party Printing Handling:Varnishing

  • Color: Deep Blue
  • Brand: little-kawaii gift boxes
  • ASIN: B07V4K1NV5

Mushroom 3D Door Sticker Wall Decals Mural Wallpaper,Realistic Style Various Kinds of Fresh Toadstools Truffles Natural Lifestyle Cook Decorative,DIY Art Home Decor Poster Decoration 30.3x78.17773,Mul

Mushroom 3D Door Sticker Wall Decals Mural Wallpaper,Realistic

Just peel and stick this door decal, it will be a calm and exotic landscape in your room.ou can choose wherever you want to make a decoration Features: 1.Thicken, waterproof highlighting, easy cleaning, self-adhesive, peel and sticky, easy to operate. 2.The product itself consists of 2 stickers, Layout size 38.5x200cm/15.2x78.7",finish size on wall 77x200cm/30.3x78.7" 3. High quality waterproof ink and UV protective coating, so that the product can have a long life. 4. Do not need any glue, with adhesive bottom cloth, can be attached to the wall simply. 5. Decals can be applied to all smooth surfaces, such as walls, windows, tiles, mirrors and doors. Specifications: Material: eco-friendly vinyl Note: 1.What you have received is two pictures, you need to use your own DIY as an effect diagram. 2.The product is only suitable for smooth surface, such as glass, metal and dust-free wall. 3.It is not suitable for the surface of the fabric, uneven or too much dust of the wall. Included: 1 Set Door Stickers

  • Color: Co1
  • Brand: SHENGLIPINK
  • ASIN: B07V9K6JD9

Tea Forte Single Steeps Loose Tea Sampler, Assorted Variety Tea Chest Gift Set, 28 Different Single Serve Pouches, Black Tea, Green Tea, White Tea, Herbal Tea

Tea Forte Single Steeps Loose Tea Sampler, Assorted

SINGLE STEEPS - the perfect measure for the perfect cup! Now tea aficionados and beginner alike can enjoy the wonderful taste experience of loose leaf tea with perfect ease. SINGLE STEEPS easy to use, pre-portioned pouches are a convenient and simple way to prepare the perfect cup of premium loose leaf tea. Simply open the pouch of tea, empty the contents into a teapot or infusing basket, and pure water over the leaves to steep the perfect 12oz cup or pot of tea. Use SINGLE STEEPS with our KATI Single Cup Loose Leaf Tea Brewing System to prepare the perfect cup anytime, anywhere, perfectly. This expansive selection includes 28 blends of the world's finest loose leaf teas with luscious fruits, healing herbs and flowers for extravagantly delicious infusions. The complete tasting menu inside will guide you through the timeless experience and luxuriant taste of our exceptional black, green, white and herbal teas. Tea Forte takes great pride in offering only the finest tea leaves in the world. There are no compromises. The teas we choose to offer represent less than 1% of all the teas available and yield diverse, subtle flavors that cannot be found in other tea offerings. The dedication and determination to present the definitive cup of tea starts by working directly with the growers ...

  • Brand: Tea Forte
  • ASIN: B00O80NU00
  • UPC: 663199178655

TRUFF Hot Sauce, Gourmet Hot Sauce with Ripe Chili Peppers, Black Truffle, Organic Agave Nectar, An ultra unique Flavor Experience in a 6 oz Bottle

TRUFF Hot Sauce, Gourmet Hot Sauce with Ripe

  • Brand: TRUFF
  • ASIN: B07HMJWCNL
  • UPC: 710051998057

Momofuku Milk Bar

Momofuku Milk

  • Brand: Unknown
  • ASIN: B0058Z4NQO

Organic Vegetable Heirloom Tomato Seeds"Japanese Truffle red" Exotic

Organic Vegetable Heirloom Tomato Seeds"Japanese Truffle red"

organic vegetable heirloom tomato seeds"japanese truffle red" exotic

  • Brand: SVI
  • ASIN: B07KX6SYKP

NuMe White Truffle Conditioner 16oz

NuMe White Truffle Conditioner

This sumptuous conditioner drenches each strand in an exotic blend of Black Orchid, Jasmine, Evening Primrose and Purple Orchid. The luxurious ingredients sink deep into the hair, repairing and protecting it every time you condition. An infusion of lush botanicals that works best when paired with NuMe White Truffle Shampoo. Contains no paraffin or parabens.

  • Brand: NuMe
  • ASIN: B00QRZZZF2
  • UPC: 817845014556

Exotic India Kashmiri Stole with Ari Hand-Embroidered Bunch of Flowers All-Over - Color Truffle

Exotic India Kashmiri Stole with Ari Hand-Embroidered Bunch

Dimensions: 5.8 ft x 2.4 ft

  • Color: Truffle
  • Brand: Exotic India
  • ASIN: B07NDH7LLR

Casina Rossa Truffle and Salt - Premium Gourmet Sea Salt - 3.5oz.

Casina Rossa Truffle and Salt - Premium Gourmet

The original "Truffle & Salt". A heady, aromatic blend of hand-screened, air-dried Italian black truffle and sea salt that transforms anything into an exotic mealtime treasure. A marvelous blend of ground Italian black truffle from Abruzzo and Sicilian sea salt is irresistible in the kitchen. Sprinkle this blend over coddled or scrambled eggs, buttered popcorn, delicate fish, cooked vegitables and pasta dishes, the unmistakably earthy flavor of truffles combined with sea salt will transform an everyday meal into something special. Just a dusting on hot and buttery or juicy foods releases its incredible suite of natural aromatics to make even mashed potatoes into pure heaven! The flavor of black summer truffle will linger with you, like memories of a shared meal, long after the dishes are cleared from the table. Nicola DeLaurentiis and his wife Paola operate Casina Rossa in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Nicola DeLaurentiis is driven to tirelessly invent, improve, innovate and refine his products. Imported from Italy. 3.5 oz. jar. It's the original! Featured in NY Times, Gourmet, Food and Wine Magazine, O Magazine, and many others. Used by foodies and 5-star chefs worldwide. Contains sea salt, summer black truffle and truffle flavor. This is a must-have condiment for any Italian h...

  • Color: Basic
  • Brand: RITROVO SELECTIONS
  • ASIN: B000E5SGI4
  • UPC: 895466000752
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