I don’t like truffle oil. However, every once in a while, I forget and order a restaurant item that has truffle in it. The last time I did that, I ate one small bite and immediately asked for the check and got out as quickly as possible.
Today, I ordered a Calabrese pizza, and sadly, I received a mushroom truffle pizza. I didn’t realize it at first, and when I bit into it, I gagged and spit it out. Then I had to ask for a refund and was left hungry. I was not thrilled.
But I was reminded of some cooking shows and chefs who similarly hate truffle oil. Chef Ken, in describing truffle oil, noted words, that truffle oil is not only fake and dishonest and allows people to cheat, but it also tastes bad. Another chef noted “It’s a huge rip off.”
My favorite chef, Anthony Bourdain, noted in his great typical way that truffle oil is a “horrible” ingredient that’s “about as edible as Astroglide and made from the same stuff.” Oh my! Saucy!
“What Is White Truffle Oil?
The flavor of truffle oil can be described as
earthy, pungent, mushroomy, or perfumy,
artificial, or even like gasoline. Also, because
the synthetic compound is difficult to digest,
some diners find that the flavor can linger
for quite a while afterwards.”
Hehe Thanks For the Heads
Up Dear Miriam i Got to the
Gasoline Part After i Asked
my Wife What it is And It’s
Okay That She Has No Plans
of Using it and There is No Restaurant
We Will Ever Possibly Use That Will Go
As High Class With Oil That Tastes
Like Synthetic Oil
i Guess i’ll
As Even the Service
At the Local iHop is
Going Down Hill Since They
Got Rid of the Older Waitresses….
So Goes the Trend of Competence These Days…
Part of the
of course too
Reflected By Rates of
Depression and Anxiety
Among Youth 4 to 5 Times
(Makes Competence That
Much More Difficult too
Yep Been there Done it too)
Higher Than Longitudinal
Empirical Studies Done Since
The Actual 20’s and 30’s During
The Last Socio-Economic Depression
When Youth Had 4 to 5 Times Less Anxiety and Depression
i Digress Yet the World is Becoming More Synthetic in Human
Ways Far Beyond Any Fears of Artificial Intelligence Per Effect And Affect…
IN FACT ARTIFICIAL
MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US
TO SURVIVE THE FUTURE AT ALL…
I remember seeing the episode where Anthony Bourdain made that comment about truffle oil and I almost spit out my mouthful of it. 😉 But seriously, I agree with you. Truffle oil is just bad.
Wow didn’t realise truffle oil could have such polarising reactions 😂 I have to say I am a big fan… truffle oil fries are my fave