The demand for highly fragrant old-world truffles like Périgord and Alba has resulted in skyrocketing prices, and an increase in the popularity of less expensive, milder species, including summer truffles (also known as Burgundy truffles, pictured) and Oregon whites. Get beyond the hype and misleading marketing and find out what these cheaper, milder truffle species are all about.

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