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Old 03-06-2011, 10:38 PM   #11
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I am not familiar with Ross. Do they have a web site?
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:04 PM   #12
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Ross is like a department store, clothing, housewares, rare food items, random stuff. i saw the oil and grabbed it.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:42 PM   #13
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Jacky, I love Ross/Marshal's/TJMax for finding stuff like that..it's like finding gold.

I used a little of my truffle oil in my egg salad sandwich yesterday, and it blew me away it was so good. Here's what I did....copied from the egg salad thread......
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Daizymae, I used your softened butter/no mayo method and I doubt I'll ever use anything but soft butter for egg salad again. For two eggs, I used about a tablespoon of soft salted butter, some white pepper, fresh dill, a tsp. of rice vinegar,and the 1/2 tsp of white truffle oil sent it right over the top. Truffle oil would be way too expensive to use for 30 sandwiches, but it was out of sight for one!!
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:51 PM   #14
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oh nummy!!! i have to try that!!! I'll be using it tonight. making a mushroom alfredo ravioli and i am thinking of drizzling it on the pasta for oomph.

I can't believe half the stuff i find at Ross, i don't even buy clothes there. Cooking gadgets, spices, chocolate, etc....I check there before i go to a bigger department store to look for anything...you never know what you'll find.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:15 PM   #15
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oh nummy!!! i have to try that!!! I'll be using it tonight. making a mushroom alfredo ravioli and i am thinking of drizzling it on the pasta for oomph. That will be delicious !!

I can't believe half the stuff i find at Ross, i don't even buy clothes there. Cooking gadgets, spices, chocolate, etc....I check there before i go to a bigger department store to look for anything...you never know what you'll find. ME TOO! Never take a friend with you, they always have just one of the good stuff. I learned that the hard way.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:25 PM   #16
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Get a jar of black truffles in oil. You get the best of both worlds! We almost bought 1/2 of a white truffle a few years back. The seller just wanted to get his cost covered and offered to sell us just half. It would have cost $200.00 for the half. Came real close to doing it. Decided to settle for a couple fresh blacks and a flower bottle of Pierre Jouet or something as indulgent. Was making good bonuses at the time. Could not even consider it now.

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Old 03-08-2011, 04:54 PM   #17
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will do! CraigC!
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:19 AM   #18
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This is a nice use of truffle oil ...
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:54 AM   #19
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i threw out my bottle of truffle oil after hearing from chef ramsay that it is a chemically based oil with no real truffles in it.
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i threw out my bottle of truffle oil after hearing from chef ramsay that it is a chemically based oil with no real truffles in it.
It is basically "perfumed" oil, and garbage. It is an "aroma" mimicked by perfume, and infused with olive oil, no thanks. Like mentioned above, the only way to really insure it's quality, is to get truffles packed in oil, or, make it your self.


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Main article: Truffle oil
Truffle oil is often used as a lower cost and convenient substitute for truffles, to provide flavoring or to enhance the flavor and aroma of truffles in cooking. Most "truffle oil," however, does not contain any truffles.[25] The vast majority is olive oil which has been artificially flavoured using a synthetic agent such as 2,4-dithiapentane.[25] Daniel Patterson reported in the New York Times that "even now, you will find chefs who are surprised to hear that truffle oil does not actually come from real truffles."
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