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Old 08-05-2013, 10:41 PM   #11
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Is truffle butter available easily online? Who has the best price?, reliable?
I've never bought it online. http://earthy.com/ is a legitimate website for all your fungal needs though. Reasonably priced at that.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:47 PM   #12
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Thanks, Knapth! I'll just google it. It's something I've wanted for a long to try.

Thanks for the inspiration. I'll post when I try it and give my opinion.

Signing off now, Good Night!
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:35 PM   #13
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While we are on the subject of truffles, I'd like to caution everyone to please smell the truffles before purchasing. This is because a fake product called the Chinese Truffle, which is a completely different species of underground fungus (but still from the Tuber genus) to the real, highly prized Black Truffle (originally from France) have made it into the marketplace. This Chinese Truffle looks exactly like the French Black Truffle, but has zero of the real truffle's aromas and tastes. Chinese peasants wouldn't even eat the Chinese Truffles - they'd just feed the Chinese Truffles to their pigs! But, since China has opened up to the West, unscrupulous people have been paying good money to these Chinese peasants, who found it ridiculous that they were being paid good money for this rubbish. But what happened was that these people were mixing this useless Chinese Truffle in with the real French Black Truffle, especially in products where the truffle is already chopped (eg, in pates and terrines, with canned foie gras, etc) and, selling these products at high Black Truffle prices and passing the Chinese Truffle off as the real deal. There was even news from a couple of years ago, that even the local town markets in Perigord (France) where fresh, whole truffles are sold, have been infiltrated by the Chinese Truffle, and the reputable truffle town markets now have inspectors sniffing through every single truffle in the marketplace (while the truffle price is being set) before any truffles are allowed to be sold.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:39 PM   #14
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I won't quote the wall of text above, but thanks for the info.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:42 PM   #15
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I like truffle salt and, unlike the oil, it actually contains real truffles. I use it on scrambled eggs, asparagus, and mac & cheese.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:43 PM   #16
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MM, I saw a news article about this too, sad.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:59 AM   #17
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I have never seen truffle salt over here
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:59 AM   #18
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I have never seen truffle salt over here
In Sydney, I've seen the Tetsuya's brand of Truffle Salt at David Jones Food Hall and other places. The Essential Ingredient sells its own brand of Truffle Salt. The Wine and Truffle Co also has its own brand of Truffle Salt.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:03 PM   #19
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MM, that is great that you can get it over in Sydney...maybe they do sell it here in Adelaide, I would just have to search hard for it
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:11 PM   #20
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Tater Tots! It sounds low rent but Oh Boy is it good!
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