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Bob Shields: A Barra full of truffle.

Byline: Bob Shields

THERE may be truffle ahead! Apparently, the hot summer has ruined this year's crop of the French gastronomic delicacy.

Prices have doubled to pounds 850 a kilo and farmers are mounting armed guards on their prized crops.

A top truffle-sniffing hound has been dognapped and truffles already picked are being kept in bank vaults.

Could it get any worse? Yes, the Chinese have finally sussed out the rich truffle market and are making ``fake'' truffles, as well as the usual dodgy Rolex watches and Burberry handbags.

I'm sure they'll be at the Barras in Glasgow before Christmas.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Dec 20, 2003
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