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It's "truffle" -- and that's what pigs are used for

Posted by Pdianek on October 27, 2003

In Reply to: "Even a pig finds a truffel now and then" posted by Ward Fredericks on October 27, 2003

In France, truffle pigs are female -- because truffles, even though they're beneath the ground, give off a scent that a sow finds devastatingly attractive. In fact, she mistakes it for the smell of a rarin'-to-go male pig, which is why she tries so vigorously to dig it up. Poor sow.