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black truffle oil at Fairway NY

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  • Fritz Feb 26, 2010 06:43 AM
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has anyone used this product that is available at Fairway in NY?
Care to give an opinion?

http://www.italian-products.com/

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  1. Is it actual truffle oil? Or essence of truffle oil?

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    1. re: fayehess

      I'd say essence in OO

      1. re: Fritz

        I find that the "essence" oils have a weak and even artificial taste. I don't think they're worth it when you are looking for that true truffle flavor. I would look for either the just plain truffle oil (it does cost a whole lot more though) or even a quality packaged truffle in oil and shave it super thin (you'll have the bonus of being able to use the oil it comes in.) I know of a great guy in Citta di Castello in Umbria (I work in Italy) but when I'm home, I don't tend to use them because of the price.

    2. Here's the site info for an excellent truffle hunter, who preserves his own stuff in Umbria:
      www.tartufibianconi.it/
      He is called Severio Bianconi.