Posted: Jan 4, 2006 4:20 am
Truffles are best used as a flavoring agent- NEVER eat a whole one. It'll put you off forever.
The black ones tend to be milder, the white ones a bit more intense. They kinda have a garlicy quality to them. You can also buy truffle oil or truffle-scented olive oil, both of which are cheaper, easier ways to test the flavor (straight oil-of-truffle is still pretty steep, though).
Super good things- truffled mashed potatoes, truffled egg salad, truffled ravioli, etc.