It was pleasure to recently meet Gareth Renowden, author of The Truffle Book. Gareth is an ex-pat, now living in Waipara, New Zealand, where he is a writer, photographer and truffle grower. His farm is the only one in New Zealand to produce four species of truffle: the Périgord black truffle, Tuber melanosporum, the bianchetto white truffle, Tuber borchii, the Burgundy truffle, Tuber aestivum/uncinatum, and the winter black truffle, Tuber brumale. The truffles he grows are used by New Zealand’s finest chefs and restaurants. We lunched, talked truffles and went truffle hunting. Gareth got the best truffle – over 200 grams!