A massive post-Thanksgiving cold has killed my energy, appetite and taste buds, but this caught my eye:

a three-pound truffle

Truffle hunter Cristiano Savini said Tuesday he was searching for truffles with his father last week in Palaia, about 25 miles from Pisa, when his dog, Rocco, started sniffing “like crazy.”

With Rocco leashed to a tree to prevent him from digging too furiously, the Savinis carefully extracted a truffle they said weighed about 3.3 pounds.

The monster truffle will be auctioned off to benefit three charities. Very nice.