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black truffle

girloftheworld Nov 23, 2013 03:15 PM

central market has black truffle---i gota beautiful one

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    Andrew Zachary Nov 25, 2013 06:58 PM

    I believe these truffles are from Oregon and tend not to have that much taste or smell. The "vrai" truffle smells like old leaves, saddle leather and stinky socks. $300/pound is cheap, actually. The Perigord version usually run closer to $800-$1000/pound.

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      girloftheworld Nov 25, 2013 07:14 PM

      hey,,dont rain on my parade.. it smells nothing like stinky socks! and was awesome on buttered french toast slices with wagyu slices

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        TroyTempest Nov 26, 2013 07:37 AM

        You mean french bread toasted, right?
        Not french toast, the breakfast food. ;)

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          girloftheworld Nov 26, 2013 03:50 PM

          haha of course thank you speaking GOTW so fluenently..i really shouldnt try to post from phone while doing other things...

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            TroyTempest Nov 27, 2013 07:31 AM

            The black truffle would probably make french toast better, though.

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        chefathome Nov 26, 2013 03:54 PM

        ...and white truffles around 1,000 euros per kg. :-)

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          Andrew Zachary Nov 26, 2013 06:28 PM

          1,000 euros per kg is a bargain! In the US, white truffles from Piedmont are around $120/ounce. Converting from our bizarre, crazy Imperial units to kilos and then into Euros gives me about 3,000 euros per kg.

          FYI, Bufalina sometimes has white truffles on the menu; Steven Dilley imports them almost directly from the markets in Alba and they were/are wonderful. And don't ask about the upcharge, just close your eyes, inhale the amazing aroma, and enjoy the splurge.

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            chefathome Nov 26, 2013 06:33 PM

            You are right. I have seen them for triple that amount. At one white truffle festival a few years ago they were 3,500 euros/kg.

            We adore them and buy them a few times a year. We enjoy truffle hunting as well. It doesn't hurt that the hunters give us the small imperfect ones! :-)

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              girloftheworld Nov 27, 2013 06:15 AM

              do ride the the the pigs wearing little coats and velvet helments? ( kidding)

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                chefathome Nov 27, 2013 04:57 PM


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        topeater Nov 25, 2013 03:16 PM

        How much$$$$?

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          girloftheworld Nov 25, 2013 03:21 PM

          299.00 a pound,,, i of course did not buy a pound

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            rudeboy Nov 25, 2013 04:55 PM

            Just take a taste after you jack a taste of the Hens of the Wood shrooms!

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              girloftheworld Nov 25, 2013 04:59 PM

              I got a hen of the wood too!!!

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