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The Resource Truffle boy : my unexpected journey through the exotic food underground, Ian Purkayastha with Kevin West

Truffle boy : my unexpected journey through the exotic food underground, Ian Purkayastha with Kevin West

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Truffle boy : my unexpected journey through the exotic food underground
Title
Truffle boy
Title remainder
my unexpected journey through the exotic food underground
Statement of responsibility
Ian Purkayastha with Kevin West
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ian Purkayastha is New York City's leading truffle importer and boasts a devoted clientele of top chefs nationwide, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, David Chang, Sean Brock, and David Bouley. But before he was purveying the world's most expensive fungus to the country's most esteemed chefs, Ian was just a food-obsessed teenager in rural Arkansas--a misfit with a peculiar fascination for rare and exotic ingredients. The son of an Indian immigrant father and a Texan mother, Ian learned to forage for wild mushrooms from an uncle in the Ozark hills. Thus began a single-track fixation that led him to learn about the prized but elusive truffle, the king of all fungi. His first taste of truffle at age 15 sparked his improbable yet remarkable adventure through the strange--and often corrupt--business of the exotic food trade. Rife with tales from the hidden underbelly of the elite restaurant scene, Truffle Boy chronicles Ian's high stakes dealings with a truffle kingpin in Serbia, meth-head foragers in Oregon, crooked businessmen and maniacal chefs in Manhattan, gypsy truffle hunters in the forests of Hungary, and a supreme adventure to find "Gucci mushrooms" in the Himalayan foothills--the land of the gods. He endures harsh failures along the way but rebuilds with tremendous success by selling not just truffles but also caviar, wild mushrooms, rare foraged edibles, Wagyu beef, and other nearly unobtainable ingredients demanded by his Michelin-starred clients. Truffle Boy is a thrilling coming-of-age story and the incredible but true tale of a country kid who grows up to become a force in the world of fine dining,"--Amazon.com
Summary
In a recipe-augmented biography, a purveyor of truffles and other highly-desired specialty foods explains how he built a devoted clientele of New York's chicest chefs and restaurateurs
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10529006
Cataloging source
DLC
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1992-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purkayastha, Ian
Dewey number
  • 381/.456640092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
West, Kevin
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Purkayastha, Ian
  • Gourmet food industry
  • Businessmen
  • Restaurants
  • Truffles
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my unexpected journey through the exotic food underground
Label
Truffle boy : my unexpected journey through the exotic food underground, Ian Purkayastha with Kevin West
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I d NY -- Double Indian -- Teenaged Dealer -- Life of Depression -- Jane -- Regalis -- The VIP Truffle -- Black Diamonds -- Gucci Mushrooms
Control code
ocn932174118
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780316383950
Lccn
2016008650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)932174118
Label
Truffle boy : my unexpected journey through the exotic food underground, Ian Purkayastha with Kevin West
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I d NY -- Double Indian -- Teenaged Dealer -- Life of Depression -- Jane -- Regalis -- The VIP Truffle -- Black Diamonds -- Gucci Mushrooms
Control code
ocn932174118
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780316383950
Lccn
2016008650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)932174118

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