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…Truffles are expensive?


To me, this looks like any other edible fungus. Though I’m sure it’s tasty, I don’t see anything special. To Gordon Wu, a Hong Kong property tycoon, this looks like the makings of a $160,406 meal. At a recent auction, Gordon and his wife shelled out enough money to buy a small house for this 3.3 pound Alba white truffle, setting a new Guinness World Record for most valuable truffle bought at an auction in the process. The giant truffle will be made into a five-course banquet by Ritz-Carlton hotel cook Umberto Bombana, and $100 bills will be handed out as napkins. Thankfully, proceeds from the auction go to Mother’s Choice, a Hong Kong charity. Must be nice.

[USA Today]

[Via: BornRich]