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deejw Jan 9, 2008 03:47 PM

I would love to use truffle oil. Does anyone know of a kosher brand?

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    speedymoose Apr 23, 2013 07:39 AM

    I have a bottle of black truffle- flavored oil from Trader Joe's, OU certified. It was a Chanukah gift, so it might have been a seasonal item. I haven't been to TJ's in awhile so I don't know if they currently stock it.

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      shoelace Apr 23, 2013 11:15 AM

      is it any good?

      whats the brand?

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        speedymoose Apr 23, 2013 01:21 PM

        TJ's house brand. It's ok, but nothing spectacular. Then again I have no basis for comparison. TJ's basil flavored olive oil is, however, very tasty.

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      koshergourmetmart Apr 22, 2013 08:18 PM

      Sabantino makes kosher truffle oil as well as truffle salt and truffle honey. Ou kosher

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        KosherKing Apr 23, 2013 08:13 AM

        How is the quality of Sabatino black and/or white truffle oil? Moshe, do you have an opinion?

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          Moishefrompardes Apr 23, 2013 11:08 AM

          my opinion is that all truffle oil is kind of blah but if used sparingly in can amplify a dish. none of the truffle oils are real they just put little truffle flecks inside to look real. if you want real truffle flavor, splurge on truffles. but do it through a reputable source because by the time they get to the american market your getting what the Europeans didn't buy up. personally id rather splurge on some stinky cheese or age some lamb till its funky if I want that kind of earthiness.

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            deejw Apr 23, 2013 12:05 PM

            Hey Moishe - I like your suggestions. I'd be scared to age meat to the funky stage. How does that work?

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              Moishefrompardes Apr 23, 2013 01:53 PM

              We just leave it in the fridge in cryovac till it gets funky or if you have an under utilized fridge you can dry age it, just make sure the meat your using has air circulating around it. and use larger untrimmed(youll have to trim it later) cuts like a full rack of lamb. the wet age for racks work great.

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            koshergourmetmart Apr 23, 2013 06:34 PM

            laura frankel of wolfgang puck catering in chicago as well as the former owner of shallots told me that the oil was "delish"

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          Moishefrompardes Jul 25, 2011 10:30 PM

          only the delasandro iscertified, everything else is bad hechsherim. however most treif truffle oil sucks as well. we use the delasandro its not horrifically worse than what i used to use in non kosher. truffle oil is generally all synthetic (even when they stick a slice of summer truffle in the bottom) & best when used sparingly. if your in bk you can buy it at Benz's in CH or Pomegranete in Flatbush, & if your really hard up Ill sell you a bottle.

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            glattpiggy Jul 28, 2011 06:24 AM

            The Delasandro is paint thinner.
            ASARO White Truffle Oil is 100% Certified by the OU. Confirmed.
            It is sold at Zabars and ALL FAIRWAY STORES!

            It is far superior to most others. It is made with true truffle essence, not the poison they put in the Delasandro bottles.

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              KosherKing Apr 23, 2013 07:37 AM

              Can someone provide updated info as to which brand(s) carry a hechsher, where to purchase and an opinion on taste?

              The new Pizza da Solo offers a pizza with truffle oil. I wonder which brand they use?

              FWIW, I haven't seen any kosher varieties at the Fairway in Pelham.

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            peacepug Feb 8, 2008 12:13 AM

            If you care to, you can make your own. Just buy the truffle, they are available in season at the shuk,or wherever, clean it very well, slice it and store it in a bland oil, like unrefined canola or a very light extra virgin oo. Give it a while to flavor the oil, it is delicious.

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              a.h. Feb 7, 2008 01:45 PM

              asaro white truffle oil as per the ou has an unauthorized ou symbol and is not kosher

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                jl1122 Jul 25, 2011 03:47 PM

                I don't think that is correct. Only the Pasta and Pesto sauce from this company seems to have an unauthorized ou symbol:

                http://oukosher.org/index.php/consume...

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                  Prozack Apr 22, 2013 12:32 PM

                  It is kosher according to the ou website

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                superburns Jan 10, 2008 04:47 AM

                There is currently only two brands which are readily available selling WHITE truffle oil. Black truffle oil hasn't been around for a while. The brands are: Dallasandro: this is available in a couple places in brooklyn, and I have seen it in monsey. IT IS HORRIBLE....STAY AWAY!!!!!!!
                There is also another brand ASARIO which is very nice. Just as good as non kosher brands...
                Be forewarned....most of the oils are made with essence not actual truffle....
                And also be forewarned...it is not a taste for everyone....
                Personally I hate truffle oil, but happen to love truffles

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                  deejw Jan 10, 2008 09:06 AM

                  I'd be very appreciative if you could tell me where to find the Asario (Asaro?) brand - in a bricks and mortor store OR a webstore. I tried to look it up but didn't succeed in finding where to purchase it. Thanks!

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                    DeisCane Jan 10, 2008 09:26 AM

                    It's Asaro and it is sold at Park East butchers. I found it online easily and quickly.

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                      superburns Jan 10, 2008 03:51 PM

                      Asaro...i usually get the name wrong. kosheritalia.com had it for a while, i believe they are out of stock. I have seen it at fairway and zabars.

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                        jl1122 Jul 25, 2011 03:48 PM

                        I just found it at the new Fairway on the UES

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