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Purchasing fresh white and black truffles

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sinbad Nov 9, 2006 09:06 PM

Hi,

What stores offer fresh white and black truffles for sale please?
Thanks in advance.

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    Bostonbob3 Nov 9, 2006 09:18 PM

    Savenor's has them (during the proper season). October is the height of white truffle-paluzza, while black truffles are in season pretty much all autumn into very early spring. White truffles should never be cooked, BTW.

    Call Savenor's and ask if they have them right now (actually, I was there today and didn't notice). They can also get them for you.

    1. trufflehound Nov 9, 2006 09:22 PM

      Panzano in Southboro was just offering them.I think they have to order them.

      1. Rubee Nov 9, 2006 10:54 PM

        Salumeria Italiana in the North End.

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          sinbad Nov 10, 2006 04:31 AM

          Thanks for the suggestions so far, everyone. It's an expensive ingredient. So the more suggestions the better to comparison shop.

        2. bitsubeats Nov 10, 2006 04:46 AM

          I'm curious, how much does a small white truffle and a small black truffle cost? Unfortunately I suck at measurements so could you give me a rough estimate?

          also, have you tried the black truffle salt at cardullos? I have heard amazing things about this product.

          1. tatamagouche Nov 10, 2006 12:25 PM

            You might also check at the Cambridge FK?

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              Jesseve Nov 10, 2006 12:54 PM

              You can order them from South End Formaggio too.

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                Craig K Nov 10, 2006 01:56 PM

                The Cambridge FK had them as of last weekend for $140. I know that Salumeria Italiana sells the black in jars, as does Russo's. Actually, Russo's had a huge jar of black for around $40 - $50... Not bad.

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                  Bostonbob3 Nov 10, 2006 02:21 PM

                  Jarred truffles equal not-fresh truffles and are much less expensive.

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                    Rubee Nov 10, 2006 03:31 PM

                    Salumeria Italiana has them fresh also, though haven't checked this week. Also, you can check out prices for them at D'Artagnan. It's a specialty on-line shop that I use all the time for meats and other products (just bought some duck, veal demi glace, Merguez lamb sausage, and white truffle butter), and who supply some of the local places:

                    https://www.dartagnan.com/index.asp

                    And, speaking of white truffle. Prezza is doing that Italian specialty of the giant ravioli enclosing parm cheese, egg yolk, and white truffle. I've had it with the black truffle here before (so delicious), but not the white truffle, YET. BTW, what is the Italian name for that dish, I can never remember.

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                      Bostonbob3 Nov 10, 2006 03:38 PM

                      I use D'Artagnan quite a bit myself. Good stuff.

                  2. wittlejosh Nov 10, 2006 02:00 PM

                    Barbara Lynch's Plum Produce had white truffles last week. Not sure of the price.

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                      Bostonbob3 Nov 10, 2006 07:33 PM

                      BTW, I just got an email from Savenor's. They have both fresh white and black truffles in stock right now.

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