Behind the “60 Minutes” Interview: Lesley Stahl on The Most Expensive Food in the World

European white truffles can sell for as much as $3,600 a pound. But harvests are down and a black market has emerged that has allowed an influx of inferior and cheap Chinese imports. Watch Lesley Stahl’s  report below:

5 comments so far.

  1. avatar Rho says:

    I watched it.  Now that I know what it is I will not eat it anymore.

  2. avatar Bette Boomer says:

    oofta…better to buy a pig & do your own truffle snuffle!

  3. avatar D C says:

    Well that certainly answered my question:  “What’s the big deal?” after having something, and paying a lot more than I should have because it had “shaved truffle” on it.  After seeing how it’s treated like Crack or Heroine, I don’t really see the need to have the real thing.  I know the old saying, “better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all”, but I think I’ll live just fine without having ever had real French Truffles.  One less thing to crave

  4. avatar central coast cabin home says:

    Wish I could grow them in my back yard but if it were that easy we’d all be rich. Who gives a crap anyway about something that looks like a dirt clod?

  5. avatar French Heart says:

    I could care less about truffles. But I do care that Bill Gates rides the evil GMO/Monsanto Trojan Horse on his feeding programs. Exceedingly dangerous for the planet/humanity. Does he own stock in Monsanto?