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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:01 PM
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Truffles?
Right now for 3 months, I'm getting free 2-day shipping from Amazon. It's a promotion. So I thought I'd go hunting for truffle items like truffle oil or the truffle butter someone mentioned in another thread.

I've never even come into sniffing distance of a truffle and need advice. I was thinking of getting the truffle butter but should I get white or black? Or maybe I should try some truffle oil to stretch the flavor. Amazon carries all sorts of truffles by the ounce and truffle products via companies like JR Mushrooms and D'Artagnan.

Help.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 10:31 PM
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1. White truffle oil is delicious as a seasoning -- drizzle a little over
salads, cooked veggies, over a bowl of soup --we've even drizzled it on gazpacho. I'm no connoisseur of truffle quality but I like the Trader Joe's stuff for everyday use.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 03:43 PM
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4. Thanks! I never thought of using the oil on a salad
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 11:08 PM
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2. Google and Wiki are your friends
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truffle

I have to admit I've only had the less aromatic black truffles, most memorably in a poulet chasseur from a wonderful restaurant in Quebec's Old City.

Truffle oil hadn't occurred to me.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 03:43 PM
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5. Now here I thought the black ones would be stronger
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:28 AM
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3. Get both truffle butters
And experiment. You'll be out 15 bucks for two of them and you'll be able to do a taste comparison.

Truffle oil is great. And if it has a small piece of truffle in it, you can top it up as you use it. Keep it in the fridge though.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 03:44 PM
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6. Good advice
Thanks! I'll find a use for every bit. This is going to be an adventure, I'm sure.
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