The Truffle Hunt

Memories of an Autumn Adventure in Gubbio, Italy

Truffle Hunting on the outskirts of Gubbio, Italy

Once upon a time I stood in a grand piazza, waiting for a stranger to arrive and take me into a forest for a truffle hunt. It was dark. I was shivering. And all alone.

What the hell was I doing here at 6:25 in the a.m.?

Here, being Gubbio, a medieval village in Italy’s Umbria region. It’s a fairytale of a place: all done up in ivory stone —…