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Smells like a lot of truffle

Barclay Prime has bought what may be the largest white truffle imported this year.

Smells like a lot of truffle

Love technology.

Gourmet grocer Mikuni Wild Harvest got some white Alba truffles on Monday morning via red eye from Italy, including a 500-gram monster that it says was the largest specimen to land in the States this year.

Mikuni videotaped it, posted it on YouTube, and e-mailed details to its high-end customers.

The result: Philly’s Barclay Prime outbid NYC’s Daniel.

For $4,100, chef Jim LoCascio has himself a lot of truffle dinners ahead of him.

Michael Klein Philly.com
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