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have truffle prices skyrocketed in the past 40 years?

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have truffle prices skyrocketed in the past 40 years?

Dustin_E | Aug 14, 2013 09:27 AM

i've been reading some relatively old french cookbooks recently (ie the french menu cookbook by richard olney from 1970) and one of his preparations calls for a full 1/2 pound of truffles on pasta.

in san francisco, currently, i believe this amount of truffle would cost well over $1000.

i know they've always been a luxury, but this seems to be around 10x what i would expect to pay, even for an (extremely) luxurious dish.

does anyone have any insight into this?

thanks.

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