Truffle kerfuffle

Those trendy, hipster restaurants with their fancy menus and truffle oil…what exactly is truffle oil? Well, these days it’s nothing to do with truffles unless you make you’re own, if that’s what you thought…truffle oil is basically olive oil with added 2,4-dithiapentane, a compound that smells of truffles.

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Of course, back in the day, Italians did actually infuse olive oil with actual truffles to make genuine truffle oil, but next time you’re paying an extra 50 quid for a snack drizzled with truffle oil, think on…

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