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Truffles, anyone?

Shel E. Dec 22, 2007 04:53 PM

Can anyone steer me to the best places to buy REAL truffles?

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  1. perk RE: Shel E. Dec 23, 2007 05:21 PM

    If you're interested in domestic truffles, which really have improved the last couple of years, the "mushroom guy" at the Hollywood Farmers Market sells them. I've had good luck there. Also, the "real thing" is available at the Beverly Hills Cheese Shop, though at a premium price. But then....it's truffles.

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      Diana RE: perk Dec 24, 2007 08:24 AM

      He had white and black at the Saturday SM farmer's market on Arizon this weekend. One woman was buying a HUGE bunch. I could smell them from three feet away. They looked glorious!

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        Shel E. RE: perk Dec 26, 2007 04:29 PM

        Thanks. I need some for New Year's dinner. Somehow truffle oils are not the same.

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          Faulkner99 RE: perk Dec 30, 2007 12:31 PM

          We bought some domestic white truffles from him this morning, and they smell fantastic. I can't wait to try them tomorrow.

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          boozoo RE: Shel E. Dec 23, 2007 10:47 PM

          I have been looking also, and was told at Surfas that they get them periodically and to call. White truffles are apparently double the usual price this year due to a warm winter.

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            Shel E. RE: boozoo Dec 30, 2007 07:55 AM

            boozoo is a very New Orleans, Louisiana name. Are you of that kind or do you listen to Beau Jocque as much as I do?

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              boozoo RE: Shel E. Jan 1, 2008 01:01 PM

              Shel E.-
              I am an L.A. girl who just loves New Orleans. I go to Jazz Fest most years. Boozoo is a reference to the zydeco king.
              Angie

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                Shel E. RE: boozoo Jan 2, 2008 08:03 AM

                Thanks for the enlightenment. I have several zydeco albums which get played quite a bit. My wife and I went to NO and Lafayette for the first time last January. We had a blast. Have you ever been to Grant Music Hall in downtown Lafayette?

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            maudies5 RE: Shel E. Dec 30, 2007 12:51 PM

            You can buy them directly from the source: Urbani
            http://www.urbanitruffles.com/

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              Amazing Awesome RE: maudies5 Dec 31, 2007 02:37 AM

              That URL doesn't default to

              http://www.urbanitruffles.com/about.asp

              which is where you want to go.

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