Instant Expert: The Take On Truffle Oil

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Find out the right way to use truffle oil in the kitchen.

Between olive, grape seed, canola and vegetable oil — it's hard to keep all of these staple ingredients straight. And since truffle oil doesn't get nearly as much love as it should, we're sharing how to make the most of it in your kitchen:

What is it? It's essentially an oil that's been infused with the aroma of black or white truffles; which are a strong-smelling mushroom-like fungus that grows underground. (It tastes much better than it sounds, trust us.) Since truffles don't come cheap, the oil is perfect for adding a rich element of flavor to your meals without making a huge dent in your wallet.

How do you eat it? The aroma of the oil is strong and pungent, so you're better off using very little. Drizzle a small amount of the oil on fish, soups, steaks or fries. Hey, it even tastes great on garlic bread.

Where can I buy it? Check out a specialty store or pick up a few bottles on Amazon. But be prepared, you're going to pay more for truffle oil than you would for the basic olive stuff.

Rumor has it: It's said that truffles are an aphrodisiac; so if you're trying to impress your partner, make this truffle mac 'n cheese dish for dinner tonight.

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