Mr. A.S. McNeish
ilchn169 at liverpool.ac.uk
Fri Nov 18 12:06:23 EST 1994
Is there anybody out there with information on English
Truffles (Tuber Aestum)?
I am particularly interested in methods of discovering there
whereabouts using dogs trained spectifically for the purpose which
I beleive was the case at the beginning of this century.
A Mr Eli Collins apparently made a gift of a large English truffle to
Queen Victoria some time in the late 19th century and according to
Sacherevall Sitwell bart he used a particular breed of poodle described
as "a rather queer looking quadruped" to aid him in its location.
Any information gratefully received
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