Media mogul Oprah Winfrey was inspired to add truffle hunting to her bucket list after receiving a gift from Lisa Marie Presley.

The Lee Daniels' The Butler star recently embarked on a trip to Italy and followed her nose to the country's finest truffle region after developing a love for the food item several years ago.

She tells U.S. talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael, "I love truffles and I have loved truffles since my cousin Lisa Marie Presley sent me a basket for Christmas and in that basket was something called truffle salt... and so I became fascinated by truffles.

"Every year I would get invited to do this truffle hunt... and I couldn't go for various reasons, but I finally went. You go out with the dogs... There's something (special) about a fresh truffle you hunted yourself."