This is the largest white truffle found in decades, by Luciano Savini and his dog Rocco. It weighed 1.5 kilos (3.3 lbs) and was bought for a record price of $330,000 in 2007 by Macau casino owner Stanley Ho.
They say you either love truffle salt or you don't- no in between. I definitely agree with that, it's a musty, earthy scent and taste- but to me- the word that best describes it is succulent. It livens up anything- especially those bland dishes like rice, eggs, unsalted popcorn etc. After the gym last night, i was hesitant to eat anything heavy so i made some brussel sprouts and garnished them with a bit of truffle salt. Insanely delicious! Now that i have this new found addiction, I find myself daydreaming.... "i wonder how much a truffle hunting dog costs?" and "is this guy in need of another truffle hunter and do they offer room and board?!" I ordered my Savini Tartufi salt for a total cost of $25 - shipping and all. You may say "$25 for salt?!" Well, don't knock it until you have tried it! I don't gamble or smoke cigarettes so if i want to indulge with a gourmet purchase once in awhile- I figure i work hard and deserve it.
This is the box it came in- triple wrapped in paper, bubble wrap etc. The minute i opened the box, all i could smell was truffle.
Try it and let me know what you think. At my house, it has been worked into the monthly budget!