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Truffle oil question -- which tastes more truffly?

vvv03 Apr 29, 2008 09:25 AM

I am a dog for all things truffle. For years I've been buying white truffle oil because I thought that since it's often more expensive, the flavor would be stronger. Now I'm wondering. Which truffle, or I should say truffle oil because that's all I use, has a more pronounced truffle flavor -- white or black?

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    ch_smooth RE: vvv03 Apr 29, 2008 10:15 AM

    black truffle oil is more earthy, i believe. i prefer to stick to the white.

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      ML8000 RE: ch_smooth Apr 29, 2008 01:27 PM

      Indeed, I had some white truffle oil and thought this stuff is great, you can almost drink this stuff. Got a bottle of black truffle oil and thought...this is close to gym socks. It also seems to vary from brand to brand.

    2. davmar77 RE: vvv03 Apr 29, 2008 01:12 PM


      my wife makes the above foccacia recipe and it's easily become our favorite.it's made with cracked black pepper and truffle oil but you should probably cut the amount of oil in half.we like to serve it with seasoned dipping oil.she said it very easy to do.

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