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Apr 24, 2008 04:31 PM

White Truffle Oil

Finally found this today in, of all places, Stop and Shop! Since Trader Joe's lost their source I have been doing without. Hope this helps all the others looking.

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  1. White truffle oil, in Stop and Shop... surely we are now in Chow endtimes, trapped by corporate checkmate with nowhere to turn.

    1. It seems that you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a bottle of truffle oil anymore, so I would offer this plug for a specific brand: Boscovivo. It's a bit, or maybe a lot, more expensive, but the $$$ difference is truly realized in the return on investment. Where to find, hmm... I believe I have spotted it on occasion at WFM and Formaggio Kitchen, but I can't be certain.

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      1. re: almansa

        What is the price of this superior unguent?

        1. re: galleygirl

          I'd have to guess that the retail cost of one of those itty-bitty bottles (100ml?) would be about $16. You should keep in refrigerated and use within a month or two of opening. And to smokea below: it is true that most are cheap olive oil with chemical enhancement; the Boscovivo doesn't have that "burn" that many others do.

      2. I'm pretty sure that most if not all truffle oil has no actual truffle in it. All chemicals.

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        1. re: smokea

          Just like Balsamic, you get what you pay for.

          1. re: treb

            Absolutely. But if you want to fake the more expensive balsamics like Villa Manodori, try taking the cheap stuff and whisking it with a bit of sugar and a pinch of xanthan gum.

            1. re: almansa

              More sugar?? probably good for pancakes! help Aunt Jemima!

          1. The white truffle oil at O&Co on Newbury street is excellent. I think it runs about $25.