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thedomesticity Mar 14, 2011 07:50 PM

Does anybody know where I can find Black Truffle Butter in Houston? I know I can order them online at D'Artagnan, but would prefer to just buy it locally if possible. Central Market has truffles, but I didn't see truffle butter. Any ideas?

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    brucesw Mar 14, 2011 08:21 PM

    Spec's (Smith St. location deli) has Cucina Viva Black Truffle Butter listed on their inventory - which doesn't necessarily mean it will be in stock so you might want to call if it's a long drive.

    http://www.specsonline.com/

    Look under Browse the Store, Food, then Cheese, Not Weighed (site doesn't allow a direct link to the page).

    1. Lambowner Mar 15, 2011 10:18 AM

      Why not make your own truffle butter with Central Market's truffles?

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        thedomesticity Mar 15, 2011 06:42 PM

        I never even thought of attempting to make it, but I don't totally trust myself so I'd rather just stick with store bought my first round

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          fantasyjoker Mar 18, 2011 10:22 AM

          From what I understand, it's really simple. Just take some good quality, softened butter, and mix it with a minced truffle or two. Saveur has a good recipe that uses madiera.

          http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes...

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        WtotheN Mar 17, 2011 06:25 PM

        Central Market and Spec's carry it in the cheese department.

        I am not a big fan of the truffles at CM, by the way. They are always bland - not sure why.

        1. LeroyT Mar 20, 2011 06:58 AM

          Whole Foods has white and/or black truffle butter. I always have one of the 3.5oz "tublets" in my freezer just for when I feel like it. Pricy (maybe $8-49), but excellent for a last minute pasta or some scrambled eggs.

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            Fiona23 Mar 25, 2011 11:02 PM

            They have it at the Whole Foods on Kirby regularly and I saw it at the Costco on Richmond recently, not sure if it is still there, but it was the same brand as at Whole Foods for a better price, though it was a pack with one container of black, one white.

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