OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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Snobs insist that Italian white and French black truffles are superior. But many foodies have noticed that the mild climate of Oregon’s Willamette Valley produces a wide variety of delectable fungi: Jim Trappe of the College of Foresty estimates that the state has 500 species. Since 2006 the price of some Oregonian truffles has quadrupled; white varieties, for example, are fetching $400 a pound this season.