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A truffle is the fruiting body of a subterranean ascomycete fungus, predominantly one of the many genus Tuber species. Some of the truffle species are highly prized as food.
The documentary The Truffle Hunters is considered this year Honeyland, the Oscar-nominated film about Macedonian beekeepers. The film tells the story of a group of Italian elders and their highly skilled dogs hunting in the woods in Northern Italy, for a prized quarry, the Alba truffle.
These octogenarians climb steep, slippery hills and dig with their hands. They go out at night, risking their lives, and engage in territorial disputes with their peers. They do it for the thrill of the hunt, not because they can profit. It…