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June 8, 2005

Black Truffle Salt

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Black truffles are among the rarest and most expensive of all foods, their cost astronomical, often more than $1,000 a pound in lean years.

All manner of truffle–flavored and scented products have been created, most using a chemically produced truffle essence which is nothing like the real thing.

The best truffle–flavored product I've had is truffle butter from D'Artagnan.

Now comes black truffle salt (above) from Ron Post and Ilyse Rathet, the co–owners of Ritrovo, a company specializing in imported Italian foods.

They take "40 grams of black summer truffle from Abruzzi, air–dry it, crush it and combine it with Italian sea salt," wrote Amanda Hesser in this past Sunday's New York Times.

Hesser continued, "Its aroma skews more closely to real truffle than any truffle oil, truffle butter or truffle honey I've come across."

The creators suggest you "sprinkle over eggs, meats, fish, pâté, fresh tomatoes and even popcorn!"

Popcorn is exactly what it's going on when it arrives here at chez bookofjoe.

$22 for a 3.5 ounce jar here.

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