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truffle oil

What is Truffle Oil? A Mushroom Olive Oil

A truffle is a fungus that looks similar to a mushroom but it grows underground particular trees. The type of truffle is dependent on the type of tree it is associated with.  The way one finds truffles are usually by having a “truffle hog” dig for her food, since truffles are a normal part of her diet. Truffle oil is made from infusing olive oils with these truffles.  There are different types of truffle oils: French truffle oil, black truffle oil, and white truffle.  Truffle oils can be used on pasta or salads to enrich the flavors.  The Italian population often uses truffles in their cooking. Truffles can be a little expensive and can sell for as much as $30.00 USD an ounce. Truffle oil is a modern culinary ingredient used to impart the flavor and aroma of truffles to a…