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Desert truffles are Libya's 'manna from heaven'

Libya - Braving the cold and hostile Libyan desert, Milad Mohammed scratches the ground to extract what he calls "manna from heaven" -- white truffles coveted as a delicacy at home and abroad.

Truffle-addicted Kuwaitis flock to specialty souk

Kuwait City - White or beige, but never black, the "desert truffle" is a rare delicacy with a dedicated marketplace in Kuwait, where remnants of the Iraqi invasion and changing weather patterns have decimated local production.

Paris truffle find hailed as boon for urban gardeners

Paris - French gourmets were celebrating Friday after a wild truffle was discovered for what experts said was the first time ever in Paris.

First luxury Perigord truffle is cultivated in Britain

London - A black Perigord truffle has been cultivated in Britain for the first time, and the scientists who announced the breakthrough on Monday said climate change could make it a new British crop.The 16-gramme (0.

Record $330,000 Price Realized for Giant White Truffle

A giant white truffle dug up in Tuscany, Italy and weighing 1.497 kilograms was sold at auction today, setting a new world record truffle price when billionaire businessman and Macau casino owner Stanley Ho paid $330,000 for the mushroom.

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Desert truffle (Terfezia spp.) of Avanos  Turkey
Desert truffle (Terfezia spp.) of Avanos, Turkey

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