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    The only truffles I've tasted were tiny bits in white pudding... Delicious!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laxmobster View Post
    What's funny is I cannot eat cooked Salmon for the life of me, I hate hate hate the smell....But I love me some raw Salmon! Everyone thinks I'm weird because of it.

    I love all sushi, except eel. That's too slimy for my tastes.
    Oh my god, I'm exactly the same with salmon - guess I'm a weirdo too

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    The problem with most salmon these days is that it's farmed and is too fatty/slimey whether cooked, raw or smoked. Good luck if you can find the wild variety because that tastes like salmon should but otherwise, forget it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mama mia View Post
    Has anyone ever tried Truffles? Not the candy, but what comes from the ground. They're so expensive! I've been curious if they live up to the hype.

    I have had black truffle ravioli from a restaurant here in NY- Il Mulino. They are excellent, but ridiculously priced. $55-$60 for 4 ravioli.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mama mia View Post
    Has anyone ever tried Truffles? Not the candy, but what comes from the ground. They're so expensive! I've been curious if they live up to the hype.
    they are delicious. black and white truffles are amazing, the grey ones a bit less but still really good. depending on where you live, you can find restaurants that serve truffles and aren't ridiculously overpriced and posh. where i used to live there was an italian place that was mid-range and they had a special truffle menu during the winter and it was out of this world. the waiters would come to the table and grate the truffles right onto your plate.
    they're especially delicious with pasta or eggs. and mashed potatoes.

    you can also buy cheese - usually brie - with truffles. but you have to get the good stuff and make sure they're real truffles otherwise it's just cheese doused in truffle oil (and a lot of those oils are pretty artificial) with a few microscopic specks of truffle on them. rip-off.
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    ^ That's food porn right there.

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    OK, I might as well ask...what's a truffle?? I know it's going to be something that sounds disgusting so just go ahead and spill the beans on the truffle!!
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    fungi that grow underground, near trees. they're sniffed out by special truffle pigs and sometimes dogs.
    a lot of truffles grow wild but i think some are cultivated too.
    they have a really distinct taste, nothing like any other mushroom. and they don't look like mushrooms. they kind of look like rocks.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truffle_(fungi)

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    ^ That's food porn right there.
    i have to stop posting in these threads, i just make myself way too hungry. i'm such a food whore. i like it way too much, and i want to try every kind there is.
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    Thanks sputnik! I've heard about pigs sniffing out truffles...but that's all I knew! I might actually try these...maybe because it's not related to the spider(like the lobster, I just can't get past that).
    I'm not quite drunk enough to really care, but is this her violation of her violation of her violation of her violation of probation or her violation of her violation of her violation of her probation????? ~MontanaMama on LL's latest arrest.

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    Did someone say "TRUFFLE SHUFFLE"??
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    Oh man, truffles. I have grey sea salt with black truffle pieces in it, it is AMAZING on pasta. The oil from the truffle pieces has soaked into every piece of salt and it just melts into the food. Truffles are mushroom-like but so much more indulgent and rich than any mushroom you can get.

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    OMG in Chicago I had risotto with truffles and gruyere. So fucking good. It was so velvety.

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    I need to stop reading this thread, it's making me look at the contents of my fridge with contempt.
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    Mmm, I love everything on this list. I don't eat foie gras anymore, but I did once before I really knew what it was.

    Love sushi especially. It was one of our priorities when we were in Toronto this weekend (this craptastic hick town only has grocery store sushi with hard rice and nothing raw), though my husband makes some delicious sushi as well. Making your own is pretty darn time-consuming though.
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    Thank you for all the info on truffles. It makes me want to splurge and try them.
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