Fresh Oregon white truffles are now available!
Truffle oil is a finishing oil used to enhance foods by adding to them after preparation. The oil adds nuance and subtlety to any dish to which it is added. However, there are certain ways I like to use the oil which really brings out its unique character.
And one more way to enjoy Oregon truffle oil…
Truffles have been associated through the ages with sex and sensuality. No surprise there, since sows have been used in France to track them down due to the presence of a pheromone which, when detected by the sow, prompts her to assume a position of the utmost congeniality.
In keeping with this legacy, may I suggest a final way to enjoy and share the truffle experience? Simply place a small amount of the truffle oil in your mouth and share it with an intimate friend for what is called The Oregon Kiss.
Salmon Cakes with Truffle Mayonnaise ½ cup fresh bread crumbs ½ cup Portobello duxelles (see below) ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon dried dill 1 egg beaten ...
…though many producers augment their product (truffle oil) with a chemical compound that mimics the truffles’ taste and aroma, making for a more potent but less refined taste. WE PREFER THE PURER CHARACTER OF ALL-NATURAL OILS LIKE THE JOEL PALMER HOUSE OREGON WHITE TRUFFLE OIL, WHICH CONTAINS THE ESSENCE OF OREGON TRUFFLES (It’s the ONLY truffle oil currently sold in this country containing domestically grown truffles).