Home | Community | Message Board


Vaposhop
Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineMikeOLogical
Doctor ofShroomology
 User Gallery

Registered: 01/31/04
Posts: 4,132
Loc: florida
Last seen: 27 days, 7 hours
Prize truffle nets 41,000 dollars
    #3333770 - 11/08/04 07:07 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Offbeat - AFP


Prize truffle nets 41,000 dollars

Mon Nov 8,12:43 PM ET Offbeat - AFP



ROME (AFP) - An elderly Italian-American restaurateur paid a record 41,000 dollars (31,600 euros) for a large white truffle at a charity auction of the delicacies near Turin, the organisers said.


AFP Photo



Max Giambelli, 89, fended off bids from a young Russian following the auction by satellite link-up from Moscow to nab the truffle weighing over one kilogramme (2.2 pounds).


Giambelli was among bidders located at a New York hotel as 15 expensive truffles went under the hammer at the medieval Grinzane Cavour castle, set in the heart of Piedmont truffle country outside the northern city of Turin.


The white truffle from Piedmont is the most sought-after in Italy, and each year local tubers are exported around the world.


Giambelli may have paid the highest price ever for a truffle at the annual auction here, but it by no means the largest. According to locals, that honour goes to a monster weighing 2,520 grammes uncovered in 1954 and later presented to then US President Dwight Eisenhower.


The auction proceeds will go to a cancer research institute in Turin, as well as to charities in New York and Moscow


--------------------
We got Nothing!
we're no longer selling jars.  :laugh:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleSuper_Blunt
Candyman
 User Gallery

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 3,140
Re: Prize truffle nets 41,000 dollars [Re: MikeOLogical]
    #3333801 - 11/08/04 07:16 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

wow expensive


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibledr_gonz
Registered: 08/18/03
Posts: 44,645
Re: Prize truffle nets 41,000 dollars [Re: Super_Blunt]
    #3334357 - 11/08/04 09:17 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Is it possible to grow truffles indoors?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMikeOLogical
Doctor ofShroomology
 User Gallery

Registered: 01/31/04
Posts: 4,132
Loc: florida
Last seen: 27 days, 7 hours
Re: Prize truffle nets 41,000 dollars [Re: dr_gonz]
    #3336316 - 11/09/04 10:03 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I doubt it... they need a symbiotic relationship with a specific species of tree in order to grow...

A fellow I met at a rainbow gathering claimed he had grown amanitas indoors by putting a bonzai tree in his terrarium, so I guess anything's possible...


--------------------
We got Nothing!
we're no longer selling jars.  :laugh:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinekoppie
astral projectile
Male

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 2,653
Loc: cloud hidden
Last seen: 5 months, 16 days
Re: Prize truffle nets 41,000 dollars [Re: dr_gonz]
    #3336354 - 11/09/04 10:11 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

IIRC truffles live in symbiosis with specific trees. Up until five years ago, nobody had succeeded in growing them outdoors. So indoors growing is out. Which explains partly why truffles are so extremely expensive.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Traffic stop nets $600,000 in drugs [NC] veggie 3,013 12 05/21/06 02:11 PM
by cottlestonpie
* Arrests net $500,000 in heroin, cops say [IL] veggie 916 2 06/04/06 07:05 PM
by kake
* Livermore raid nets $10 million dollars worth of marijuana [CA] veggie 1,588 4 12/10/05 06:38 PM
by TODAY
* First Truffle Museum No Trifle LanaM 1,097 4 11/18/04 06:50 AM
by Frappy
* Truffle theft epidemic veggie 1,702 0 03/29/05 03:55 AM
by veggie
* Joe Rogan bailed this guy out ($10,000) LethalX5 875 3 05/11/05 12:36 AM
by LethalX5
* $35,000.00/shroom bowling-name 2,533 7 07/23/04 06:58 PM
by Redo
* Black truffles discovered in Victoria [AU] veggie 1,125 2 07/20/05 03:15 PM
by myndreach

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
755 topic views. 3 members, 1 guests and 1 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
MushroomCube.com
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.026 seconds spending 0.007 seconds on 19 queries.