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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:16 PM

Barack Obama's week just got better

Oscar Farinetti, the founder of the fabulous Eataly food outlets, has decided the the record white truffle found in Acqualanga, Italy will be given to President Barack Obama.



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Reply Barack Obama's week just got better (Original post)
FightingIrish Nov 2012 OP
Walk away Nov 2012 #1
kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #2
FightingIrish Nov 2012 #6
Frustratedlady Nov 2012 #3
FightingIrish Nov 2012 #5
Frustratedlady Nov 2012 #7
FightingIrish Nov 2012 #8
notadmblnd Nov 2012 #4

Response to FightingIrish (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:19 PM

1. I have the mashed potatoes!

And I even have a nice micro plane to grate the truffle with....mmmmmmmelting white truffle over creamy Yukon Golds!

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Response to FightingIrish (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:23 PM

2. Sadly, the President can't accept gifts. They need to find someplace to use it before it goes south.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:41 PM

6. Maybe it could be grated on the canned food from the Romney campaign.

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Response to FightingIrish (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:26 PM

3. What do they taste like?

They look like ginger root.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:34 PM

5. They are indescribable.

The best truffle each year has been given to a noted personality. When it was given to Harry Truman, he didn't know what it was. Because of its strong odor, the White House thought it was spoiled and tossed it. Our sister city is Alba, Italy, famous for its white truffles. One year, when my father was mayor, he received the Truffle of the Year. The local postmaster, who was also on the city council, made the same mistake.

Here's the story in English: http://www.france24.com/en/20121110-obama-get-reelection-gift-weighing-more-kilo

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Response to FightingIrish (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:04 PM

7. Thank you for the informaton.

I've heard of them, but no one could ever describe how they tasted and why they were so highly prized. Did I read that pigs will root them up and that's how they hunt them, or was that something else?

I hope Obama gives them the honor of accepting them in person. That was a nice gesture and we need all the friends we can get.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:38 PM

8. In Italy, they are hunted with dogs.

Since Tuesday night, I have been overwhelmed with Skype calls, emails and tweets from my friends in Italy. They are overjoyed.

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Response to FightingIrish (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:27 PM

4. that could be worth up to 100,000

Those things are expensive!

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