Have fresh white truffles become irrelevant? It depends on whom you ask. 
 The precious tubers, which start to come on the market in early October and sometimes linger into January, are a seasonal treat in a number of high-end restaurants like Tony and Marisa May’s SD26 in New York. 
 They said that as of mid-September the restaurant already had customers calling about white truffles. 
 And despite an unseasonably hot summer in Northern Italy, experts foresee a decent harvest, with ...

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