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

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  1. How much$$$$?

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    1. re: topeater

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

      1. re: topeater

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

        1. re: rudeboy

          I got a hen of the wood too!!!

      2. 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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        1. re: Andrew Zachary

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

          1. re: girloftheworld

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

            1. re: TroyTempest

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

              1. re: girloftheworld

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

          2. re: Andrew Zachary

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

            1. re: chefathome

              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.

              1. re: Andrew Zachary

                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! :-)

                1. re: chefathome

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

                  1. re: girloftheworld

                    :P