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Old 03-14-2012, 01:56 PM   #31
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But it's truffle botulism! Think of the obituary. "Wow!," people will think. "Offed by truffles! Pretty classy!" Like breaking your neck falling down the stairs at Buckingham Palace. Or falling out of a Rolls. Or stabbed to death by the world's finest chef after you sent the food back when you detected that the morels were slightly old.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:11 PM   #32
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god but you're funny, glc....
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:46 PM   #33
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Trader Joe's Truffle Oil, house brand, 8.5 oz/$8.59. Black or white. Ingredients; Italian extra virgin olive oil infused with black winter truffles (I'm reading the label). I prefer the black over the white. If they have it on the shelf.
Thanks for the tip, gadzooks, I'm adding it to my TJ's shopping list.

By the way folks....since taste is subjective and there are those who enjoy using Truffle Oil, why not? The cooking police aren't going to raid your kitchen and throw out your fake Truffle Oil.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:24 PM   #34
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But it's truffle botulism! Think of the obituary. "Wow!," people will think. "Offed by truffles! Pretty classy!" Like breaking your neck falling down the stairs at Buckingham Palace. Or falling out of a Rolls. Or stabbed to death by the world's finest chef after you sent the food back when you detected that the morels were slightly old.


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Old 03-14-2012, 06:17 PM   #35
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All they did was isolate some flavor compounds from truffles and add them into regular oil. What's the big deal?
Since I'll probably never be able to afford a real truffle, I'll settle for a synthetically-flavored oil.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:38 PM   #36
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+1 ^^
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:42 PM   #38
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I haven't found any applications for my "truffle oil" yet that were worth the purchase price (several dollars for a pretty small bottle).
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:08 AM   #39
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Strawberry Lychee Blossom

White Truffle Oil
Fresh Mint Leaves
6 Strawberries, sliced
1 can Lychee Nuts, chilled and drained, reserve syrup

On 2 chilled salad plates, drizzle about teaspoon of Truffle Oil on each plate. Arrange sliced Strawberries in a flower pattern, center 1-2 Lychee Nuts on the berries, arrange Mint leaves for garnish. Take 2 tablespoons of the reserved syrup and whisk in 1 teaspoon of Truffle Oil, drizzle over fruit. Serve chilled.



Note: Lychee Flower, I took one lychee and put a small piece of one nut into the hole of the first, the others, I split and stacked around the whole one. I thought it turned out nicely!
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:58 AM   #40
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I haven't found any applications for my "truffle oil" yet that were worth the purchase price (several dollars for a pretty small bottle).
Truffle oil should run about $20 for a very small bottle, actually
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