Consider it a Bargain: ‘ The Worlds Largest Truffle Sells for $61,250 but Far Less than the Owner – he Wanted a Cool Million ‘


#AceFoodNews – Dec.17 – Consider it a bargain: The world’s largest white truffle sold at auction Saturday for $61,250 — far less than the cool $1 million its owner reportedly had hoped for.

The largest white truffle in the world on display at Sotheby's New York on Thursday© AFP Timothy A. ClaryThe largest white truffle in the world on display at Sotheby’s New York on Thursday

The White Alba’s Truffle weighed 4.16 pounds (1.89 kilos) when unearthed last week in the Umbrian region of Italy, making it by far the largest ever found.

Sotheby’s said it was purchased by a gourmand from Taiwan, who had placed his winning bid by telephone.

Bidding started at $50,000 for the record-breaking fungus.

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