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Here now, restaurateur Brian Canlis of Canlis in Seattle:
Step 1: Get a bottle of Barolo, one that comes in a wooden box.
Step 2: Replace the bottle with Aborio rice.
Step 3. Toss in a white truffle from Alba.
Step 4. Tie the box with twine and attach a truffle shaver as the bow.
Step 5. Presto! Your kit is complete. Give the box and the wine to a (very deserving) friend.