Truffles may seem like a strange and unique food to some people, but to those who have tried them, they are a delicacy.
Many truffle lovers will admit that they are addicted to the texture and taste of truffles, and Oprah recently admitted that she keeps her truffles close to her at all times.
“I’m a truffle freak,” she said of her fungus obsession.
“I walk around with truffle salt. That’s on my rider for the hotels — truffle salt, truffle oil. I want to go to Alba [in Italy] and do the truffle hunt with the pigs.”
If Oprah likes them that much, they can’t be too bad right?
Oprah said that she likes to use truffles to make pasta, but there are plenty of other recipes that call for them as well. Here are a few to try.
A mountain of summer truffles over green lettuce salad w wonderful sardine fish sauce. Simple & amazing dish at moRi. pic.twitter.com/URntrPIyUW
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Truffles are not easy to find and may not be available in some areas. If you can't find truffles at your local supermarket or specialty foods store, you can try ordering them online.
Oprah has admitted to taking truffles with her almost everywhere she goes. Once you try them you might not be able to resist doing so as well.
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