Paul Levy

Don’t be seduced by fake truffle oil this Christmas

Rowan Jacobsen guides us through the varieties, from the Italian white Alba to the black summer truffle to the chemically produced oil masquerading as a delicacy

Prized Italian white Alba truffles. [Getty Images]

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