Truffles might be overgrown knobbly spore stores, but they’re also black gold. Unless you’ve got a secret spot, and a well-trained sniffer, you’re unlikely to find them here. But Italian Truffle Oil is a good substitute and slightly less punishing on the budget. Or check out other delectables at Truffle Food & Wine on Garrett St. truffle.net.nz Yeasty brew Without fermenting fungi, there would be no beer (not to mention bread). Try Bavarian Hefe from awardwinning Waikanae brewery Tuatara. Hefe means yeast in German and it’s a yeast suspension that gives this wheat beer its characteristic cloudy colour.