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TIP OF THE DAY: Truffle Butter

Little things can make a huge difference. In the world of fine food, D’Artagnan Truffle Butter is one of the little things that can elevate and transform almost everything you eat.

And it’s affordable—made with compared to $2,500 per pound this year (a pound buys a lot of truffles).

The best truffle splurge for $15 is this black truffle and white truffle duo from d’Artagnan. You can also check at your local fine food retailer.

You can use either truffle butter (you may enjoy both equally or prefer one variety over the other) to create easy yet impressive recipes:

  • Bread and butter—baguette slices with truffle butter are a splendid appetizer (serve them with Champagne or other wine)
  • Eggs cooked in truffle butter
  • Truffled pasta
  • Truffled mashed potatoes
  • Truffle Sauce
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    See the different ways to use truffle butter and more about this affordable luxury in our review.

     

    One of our favorite foods to enjoy with wine: truffle butter on baguette slices. Photo by Melody Lan | THE NIBBLE.

     

     


    Buy it for yourself, give it as a gift to your
    favorite cooks. Photo courtesy iGourmet.
      WHY IS TRUFFLE BUTTER SO INEXPENSIVE?

    It’s flavored with tiny pieces that break off from the truffle. They can’t be sold at top dollar like whole truffles, but are purchased for a fraction of the price by manufacturers, who add them to butter or infuse them in olive oil.

    Note though that most of the truffle olive oil out there is not made with real truffles. Most manufacturers use artificial truffle flavor and aroma: truffle molecules re-created in a lab.

    That doesn’t mean it isn’t good: many of the artificially-flavored products are delicious. But if you’re paying more than $20 for truffle oil, read the label to ensure that it’s infused with real truffles.

     

      




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