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How is truffle salt supposed to be used?

I have recently been gifted some truffle salt flakes "5% Australian Grown Perigord (Tuber melanosporum) Truffle". I'm not used to using truffle in my cooking, so I'm not sure what to expect. ...
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Do pre-packaged chocolate truffles (e.g., Lindt) remain flavorful months after their best by date?

I often prepare mini chocolate fruit puddings (in shot glasses), by combining fresh fruit and a melted truffle for guests; as a quick hors-d'oeuvre. I found a bulk package available, but they're short-...
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Chocolate coating for truffles shrinks as it sets - What to do?

I've been making chocolate truffles recently, and I'm pretty pleased with the result, with one exception. I make a ganache (different mixtures of cream, butter, chocolate and flavourings) and form ...
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Truffles: how do I pick between buying truffle or truffle oil?

I'm interested in buying truffles in one form or another to be used as a seasoning for omelettes and pastas and such. The main two truffle products available are fresh truffles and truffle oil. ...
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Guidelines for cooking Desert Truffels?

I have gotten my hands on a number of fresh blackish Desert Truffles, which are apparently quite different from the European ones. To quote: Desert truffles have nothing to do with their European ...
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Safely making truffle honey

Since New Zealand has import restrictions on honey, I'm looking to make some truffle honey from scratch. I recall reading somewhere that incorrectly making it could cause some horrible toxin buildup ...
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Moldy black truffles-are they edible?

Help! My friend brought me 3 Italian black truffles in brine (according to the label), packed by the producer in a glass jar. When I received them they weren't actually in liquid. I didn't realize ...
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How can I infuse olive oil safely?

I am infusing olive oil with truffles. How can I do it safely? Heating the oil destroys the truffle smell and pickling it is a sure way to do the same. Are there any other methods? Perhaps some type ...
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How far will my summer truffle and water go?

As a gift, I received a summer truffle preserved in water. It is in a glass jar. Net weight of the truffle is 13 g. There's 7 g of water in there too. I plan to serve it for two. I'm going to make a ...
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How long will vacuum-packed truffle last in the fridge?

I have a vacuum-packed truffle in the fridge since a few weeks now. The mushroom was fresh when it has been vacuum-packed. Does anyone know how long will it last? Is it still ok to eat it? It looks ...
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How can I store truffles?

My husband will bring home some fresh white truffles from Italy. I never had truffles in my kitchen and I don't know how to store them. Any advice? Subquestion suggested by casperOne: It would be ...
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Homemade Truffle Salt

How do you make truffle salt at home? I tried with just a jarred black truffle I got at the stores. I finely grated it over a microplane and then mixed it with salt and let it sit for a while. It ...
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Flavor notes or profile of truffles?

What do truffles (the fungi) taste like? I'm just curious. I saw it on television the other day. I just know that they're expensive and i know i probably won't buy any anytime soon. I don't know ...
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How to make truffle oil?

Is it as easy as taking a few shavings of truffle, and chucking them into glass bottle filled with olive oil, and then sealing it up and waiting a few months? I'd rather not mess this up, as they are ...
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Fake truffle oil

I've been told that most white truffle oil is fake. Is this true? How do you determine whether it is fake? All of the white truffle oil I've bought has a sliver of truffle floating around in the ...
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What should I look out for when cooking with truffles?

My birthday is coming up, and we saw some black truffles at Whole Foods, so we thought it was time to try cooking with this rather expensive ingredient. I've never cooked with truffles before, and it'...
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Are European white truffles significantly superior in flavour to those from North America?

There is a rumour that white truffles harvested in Europe by pigs or dogs are much better in terms of flavour than those from North America, hence the reason for the higher price of European white ...
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Is there a significant difference in flavor between black and white truffles?

I've tried both black and white truffles on separate occasions, but never side by side. Is there a meaningful difference between the two as far as flavor is concerned?
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Is there an inexpensive substitute for truffles?

I recently had a hamburger whose main ingredient was Truffle shavings ($50.00 btw) - I loved the flavor, but can't afford to buy the real ones, any substitutions with similar flavor?
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