At $2,000 a pound and up, you may not be able to give your truffle-loving friends any precious fungus, but you can make them experts on the topic by giving them this book. Learn what only those in the truffle trade know: the author, who is fluent in French, went to Périgord to hang out with the professionals. She even hunted her own truffles. -- The Nibble
About the Author
Elisabeth Luard is an award-winning writer on food and cookery, a journalist and a broadcaster. She has written two autobiographies with recipes, and published two novels. She regularly reviews books for the Daily Mail, the Scotsman, the Jewish Chronicle and the Literary Review. John Heseltine is an internationally known photographer specialising in food and travel. His work appears in national and international magazines - including Italy magazine, to which he is a regular contributor - and many illustrated books including the Dorling Kindersley Eye Witness travel guides.