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Jan 6, 2010 05:22 PM

Black Truffle Oil vs. White Truffle Oil

I have a risotto recipe that calls for white truffle oil, but I only have black truffle oil; is this an acceptable substitute?

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  1. Can't see where it would matter all that much, considering truffle oil is artificially flavored anyway.

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    1. re: The Professor

      This really depends on what you buy.

    2. No. "White truffle" oil has a strong, distinctive aroma and not much flavor.

      The flavor of the black truffle oils I've tried is so subtle I'm not sure it even makes sense to buy it.