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Eleven White Truffles Fetch Three Times The Price Of Gold At Auction

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THIS IS SO CRAZY TO ME CAUSE IM NOT A FAN OF TRUFFLES

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by Roger Scoble in Epicurean

Eleven white truffles have gone under the hammer in Italy for $367,620, including a pair bought by an anonymous buyer in China who paid out 90,000 euros, auctioneers said Monday.

A “famous Chinese writer” bidding by satellite telephone from Hong Kong fiercely outbid competitors for a 950-gram pair of truffles, organisers said, paying three times the price of gold for the white delicacy.

The auction, which took place Sunday in the Grinzane Cavour castle in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, also saw an unnamed buyer snap up a 305-gram specimen to be given as a gift to New York’s new mayor, Italo-American Bill De Blasio.

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