Where can I buy Truffle Oil?
You may have tried truffle oil at a restaurant or a dinner party. You are probably asking yourself where you can buy some truffle oil. If you have a local gourmet food store near you, they will probably sell truffle oil there. If you do not, then you will need to find a place online.
For such a wonderful product, not many online retailers carry truffle oil, which is very surprising. One site that has recently popped up on the Internet is the Truffle Oil Shop which specializes in selling white and black truffle oil. The site also has a few good resources for truffle hunting, if you ever want to go out in the woods.
Truffle oil is not made from truffles themselves. A pure truffle oil would be extremely expensive, even for Warren Buffet! “Most truffle oils are not, in fact, made from actual truffles, but are instead a synthetic product that combines a thioether (2,4-dithiapentane), one of numerous organic aromatics odorants found in real truffles, with an olive oil base.” – Wikipedia
The best part of using truffle oil is the ability to give truffle flavor without have the expense of using real truffles. The price of good truffle oil ranges from $15 to $35 USD. There are a few oils that are cheaper, but from my experience, they don’t stack up and are usually a big waste of money.
Since you are looking to buy truffle oil online, splurge a little and go for a more expensive option. When you use truffle oil, you drizzle it over the food. A small bottle should last a while, unless you become addicted to the wonderful taste and use it on everything.
One of my favorite dishes with truffle oil is not pasta, but vegetables. Do a quick pan fry of cauliflower, carrots, and green peppers with some truffle oil drizzled on top.
The old saying “A little dab will do ya” must have been said about truffle oil!
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