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Jan 25, 2010 10:29 AM

Best truffle oil

I have bought truffle oil several times and been disappointed that I could not clears discern the truffle scent or taste. I know some truffle oil is not made from actual truffles but I am not as concerned about the authenticity as the I am about being knocked over the head by the strength of the odor and flavor. Any suggestions?

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  1. Having worked around truffle oil, canned truffle, and fresh truffle for awhile (more than any home cook ever will) I think I'm just one of those people who can't get knocked over the head by the smell. I don't really smell anything.

    1. Best of the fake: Boscovivo
      Best of the real: Da Rosario

      Both heat and time will erode the "truffle" flavor.
      The fake black truffle oil has half the flavoring of the fake white truffle oil - although the ingredient is the same), so go with the white if you choose this route.