“Your dog will never betray you. Never. Maybe your wife will…” proclaims a truffle hunter in Marche, Italy. The Perennial Plate team spent a day filming this hilarious truffle hunter, his dog, and his dealer in Marche—which has been deemed the truffle center of Italy. Marche is dotted with hidden spots that trained truffle hunters and their talented canines traverse each year, in hopes of finding the prized nuggets, which are then sold to restaurants and private homes and shaved atop omelets, pasta, and risotto. The bond between the truffle hunter and his beautiful dog is truly touching. If only we could get our hands on one of those truffle hunting hounds and move to the scenic Marche region. It’s all part of the grand plan, don’t you worry.
[via Perennial Plate]