White truffles are in season at last, and November is when they reach their peak. The ultimate sign of indulgence, this earthy diamond is autumn’s gift to the kitchen, one that can transform even the most humble dish into gold. The Tuber Magnatum is foraged in Italy, with the Alba truffle from the Piedmonte region considered the cream of the crop. So seductive is this specimen that it sells for anything between $10,000 and $15,000 per kilo, with record $330,000 paid for a 1.5 kilogram white truffle by Macau-based billionaire Stanley Ho in 2007.
Fancy breaking his record? Here’s where to hunt out London’s top truffles.