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Truffle Boy: my unexpected journey through the exotic food underground

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"Ian Purkayastha is New York City's leading truffle importer and boasts a devoted clientele of top chefs nationwide, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, David Chang, Sean Brock, and David Bouley. But before he was purveying the world's most expensive fungus to the country's most esteemed chefs, Ian was just a food-obsessed teenager in rural Arkansas--a misfit with a peculiar fascination for rare and exotic ingredients. The son of an Indian immigrant father and a Texan mother, Ian learned to forage for wild mushrooms from an uncle in the Ozark hills. Thus began a single-track fixation that led him to learn about the prized but elusive truffle, the king of all fungi. His first taste of truffle at age 15 sparked his improbable yet remarkable adventure through the strange--and often corrupt--business of the exotic food trade. Rife with tales from the hidden underbelly of the elite restaurant scene, Truffle Boy chronicles Ian's high stakes dealings with a truffle kingpin in Serbia, meth-head foragers in Oregon, crooked businessmen and maniacal chefs in Manhattan, gypsy truffle hunters in the forests of Hungary, and a supreme adventure to find "Gucci mushrooms" in the Himalayan foothills--the land of the gods. He endures harsh failures along the way but rebuilds with tremendous success by selling not just truffles but also caviar, wild mushrooms, rare foraged edibles, Wagyu beef, and other nearly unobtainable ingredients demanded by his Michelin-starred clients. Truffle Boy is a thrilling coming-of-age story and the incredible but true tale of a country kid who grows up to become a force in the world of fine dining,"--Amazon.com
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subject_facetAutobiographies
Businessmen -- United States -- Biography
Gourmet food industry -- United States -- Biography
Purkayastha, Ian, -- 1992-
Restaurants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Equipment and supplies
Truffles
title_displayTruffle Boy : my unexpected journey through the exotic food underground
title_fullTruffle Boy : my unexpected journey through the exotic food underground / Ian Purkayastha with Kevin West
Truffle Boy My Unexpected Journey Through the Exotic Food Underground
title_shortTruffle Boy
title_submy unexpected journey through the exotic food underground
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Business
Businessmen
Cooking & Food
Equipment and supplies
Gourmet food industry
Nonfiction
Purkayastha, Ian
Restaurants
Truffles