A FESTIVE FEAST: Our delicious holiday season celebrating food on film.
Deep in the forests of Northern Italy resides the prized white Alba truffle. Desired by the wealthiest patrons in the world, it remains a pungent but rarified mystery – and the only souls on Earth who know how to dig it up are a tiny circle of canines and their silver-haired human companions. These Italian elders, with walking sticks and devilish senses of humour, induce a feverish buying market that spans the globe.
With unprecedented access to the elusive truffle hunters, filmmakers Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw follow this maddening cycle from the forest floor to the pristine restaurant plate with a wily and absurdist flare.