This week on U Look Hungry, Helen Hollyman is on the phone with Alana McGee: truffle hunter and dog trainer with Toil & Truffle. Alana speaks to the differences between North American and European truffles, and why raking is a undesirable method of harvesting truffles. Truffle hunting has become so competitive, that people actually steal truffle-hunting dogs! What breeds are primed for finding truffles. Alana gives you the step-by-step process on how to train your dog to find truffles underground! Find out about different varieties of truffles that are native to North America. How do truffle cultures differ between the United States and Europe? Find out on this week’s U Look Hungry! This program has been brought to you by Tekserve.
“Native truffles are just as good as the European varieties. It’s just in the harvesting that some of the quality is lost.” [6:40] — Alana McGee on U Look Hungry