Saturday, February 23, 2008

Diamonds of the kitchen

Lots of newspapers, including the Santa Barbara New-Press, picked up an an AP story today about the decline in the truffle harvest in Europe. Suspicion seems to rest on climate change but the article has the usual array of interesting truffle facts.

Specially trained dogs sniff and dig them out, and are rewarded with doggy treats. Pigs — bigger, hungrier and harder to manage — have largely fallen out of favor.

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