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Old 12-02-2004, 10:48 PM   #21
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Try sunday brunch at a posh hotel. They'll usually have some kind of caviar. The Ritz Carlton usually has it for brunch. If you're not looking for it, you may miss it. It's usually displayed in a bed of ice surrounded by deviled eggs, blinis, toast points, creme fraiche, etc.

That's the best way to try it since it's included in the price of admission.
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:32 AM   #22
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Something about the whole fish egg thing just grosses me out..........I don't think this is something I'll ever try ........... ewwwwwww!
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:33 AM   #23
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..................well bangbang, if it's too pricey, then you don't have to buy it, cause after all, if it's in say, 'caviar pie', we wouldn't want you to hurl........
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Old 12-03-2004, 06:55 AM   #24
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Bang, in my opinion you are not missing much. It is an acquired taste, and to my palate it's just a burst of saltiness.

I haven't had much of these, but truffles (the fungal kind) are also overrated in my book.
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:54 PM   #25
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I've never had truffles and to be honest, I don't think I've ever seen them for sale, even in gourmet shops. What makes them so special?
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:58 PM   #26
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Got me. I know they grow in southern France and northern Italy (and probably elsewhere) and are snuffed out by pigs and dogs.

Usually one is served just a shaving of truffle on top of something else, because of its rarity and expense.

Just doesn't taste like much to me, altho I admit I haven't had more than a shaving or two.

Gourmands, help us out here. Ironchef, Konditor, and....??
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I've never had truffles and to be honest, I don't think I've ever seen them for sale, even in gourmet shops. What makes them so special?
The only thing I can think of that makes them special is that they are very hard to find. Pigs used to be used to find them but they kept eating them. Now they use dogs for the "hunt". I have never had them or seen them either, but I would love to try them.
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It's crunchy and salty, fishy taste. I dont like it at all. They sort of pop in your mouth while you chew, ewww. The only way my fish is going to be crunchy is when I make fish and chips :)
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Old 12-03-2004, 05:13 PM   #29
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The taste of truffles is hard to describe. Some say it's earthy. Some say it's mushroomy. I go with earthy nuttiness.
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fishy, salty. it's little balls that pop in your mouth. good stuff.
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