EP28: The world’s most sought after, expensive, and delicious fungus also causes humans to steal and resort to violence. This week, it’s all about the truffle with special guest, Ryan Jacobs.

The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World’s Most Expensive Fungus

Ryan’s website

Brent’s novel Truffle Hunt


Food and drink

La Toque Restaurant in Napa Valley that often has truffles on the menu

Antica Corona Reale Michelin two star restaurant in Cervere, Italy

Eataly Gastronomy wonderland in Turin, Italy


Places to go

Piedmont the region of Italy where white truffles grow

Istria, Croatia the region of Croatia where white truffles grow