where to buy italian white truffles in philadelphia
Hi, does anyone know where to get italian white truffles? I want to try cooking with the white variety, never done it before. I saw some at Mario Battaly's Eataly in NYC a few days ago but because of lack of refrigeration and i couldn't make it back before closing time to rush it back home to Philly. Anyway, I checked dibruno's and Iovine's at Reading Terminal Market and they didn't have any truffles, black or white. If anyone knows of a source in Philly for italian whites, please please please let me know thanks!
A real problem, are we living in the boonies?? I was searching for fresh porcinis a few weeks ago and could not find them. I saw beautiful poricinis at Eataly and could not bring them back because the weather, at that time, was too hot. So, I will be looking forward to reading the reply from anyone that answers your question.
I know DiBruno's had black truffles last week. Haven't seen white ones yet. They aren't so delicate that you need to worry about keeping them refrigerated. They can last quite a while just fine out of the fridge.
Most restaurants get specialty products like white truffles from specialty food distributors. Specialty food distributors pay about $900/lb for white truffles and then add a significant margin to that before selling to restaurants. If you find a restaurant that is willing to sell one to you, then they will add a margin as well. You will likely end up spending about $300 for one, decent-sized truffle. Just FYI.