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Truffle Oil in Berkshire County?

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visink Aug 13, 2008 09:21 AM

Does anyone know where I can buy some good truffle oil in Berkshire County and what to look for when buying it? Thanks.

  1. Dual Aug 13, 2008 01:26 PM

    Don't know the Berkshires, but I do know that is generally sold as 'truffle oil' is a synthetic flavoring (2,4-dithiapentane) mixed with olive oil; best kept away from fine food.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/16/dining/16truf.html

    A company in my home state sells product consisting of olive oil and fresh black truffle shavings:
    http://shop.vervacious.com/product.sc...

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      mjoyous Aug 14, 2008 06:14 AM

      Am not sure about their truffle oils, but they had a wonderful truffle salt. Not quite in Berkshires, but as we not, not much is sometimes. Cook Shop Here in Northampton (check out their website)-- used to be the Coffee Connection

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        mjoyous Aug 14, 2008 06:16 AM

        opps. was on the phone and clicked too fast. That ws "know", not not!

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        visink Aug 14, 2008 06:47 AM

        Thanks for the tips, Dual and mjoyous. I didn't realize that most truffle oil was made with flavoring. Will check out the site and will also check out Cook Shop in Noho. I am there often and need to trek to get some yarn so I will kill two birds with one stone!

        1. Harp00n Aug 14, 2008 07:40 AM

          I believe you're in the Northern Berkshires, visink?
          You might want to check with The Store at Five Corners if you haven't already.
          For the area, they carry a pretty extensive line of gourmet items.

          http://www.5-corners.com/

          Harp

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            visink Aug 14, 2008 07:51 AM

            Good thinking. I went to Green River Farms in search of it, and Wild Oats and 5 corners didn't even dawn on me. Thanks, Harp!

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              Harp00n Aug 14, 2008 10:23 AM

              Failte!

              Harp

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