When the tricky economics of truffles drive joy into a Covid world

Art, films, TV and other media allow us to journey beyond our restricted daily lives into imaginative realms

27 October 2020 - 20:36 By Gillian Tett

Is it possible to stumble upon joy in these troubled times? It’s certainly a challenge as new lockdowns loom in parts of Europe, political angst hangs over the US and economic gloom spreads.

A few weeks ago, however, I did experience some merry moments: I went with friends to a festival screening of a new documentary (made by a group that includes an acquaintance of mine) about the unlikely topic of truffle hunting. ..

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