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The secretive world of truffles

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29 October 2021

Episode 498

30 minutes

Award-winning author Rowan Jacobsen on why so much of what we think we know about truffles is wrong. Plus, a pioneer of sourdough baking in Athens and a Hong Kong restaurant specialising in British-Chinese cooking.

29 October 2021

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Chapter 1

Truffle hound

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Award-winning author Rowan Jacobsen on why truffles have intrigued humankind for so long.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Betty’s Bakery

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We visit an Athens bakery that has pioneered sourdough in the Greek capital.

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Chapter 4

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We meet the founder of a Hong Kong restaurant that specialises in British-Chinese cooking.

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