Truffles: SA’s black gold
Truffles are a heady culinary indulgence, but as Richard Holmes found out, they’re potentially big business
Money, so they say, doesn’t grow on trees. But it might just grow on their roots, if a new breed of optimistic truffle farmer is right.
Traditionally foraged from the forests of France and Italy by well-trained dogs and pigs, these pungent delicacies are highly prized by gourmands.