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Giant truffle sold for $330,000

December 3, 2007 | By More

A Macau casino mogul bid a record $330,00 (U.S.) at auction today for a giant white truffle dug up in Tuscany.

Billionaire Stanley Ho made the winning bid for the 1.497 kilogram truffle during an auction staged simultaneously in Florence, London and at Ho’s Grand Lisboa hotel in Macau.

The previous record for a truffle was $212,000.

The truffle was found last week by truffle hunter Cristiano Savini, his father Luciano and dog Rocco in Palaia, a town about 40 kilometres from Pisa.

[Additional Information via The Star]

Category: Food

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