Friday Find | Truffle Salt

by Lizzy on September 27, 2013

Kitchen Nomad - Casina Rossa Truffle Salt

I like truffles whether black, white or chocolate. Given my affinity for bacon, I think I’m fascinated that female pigs sniff out ground truffles – they’re a nose ahead of the males. 

I first came across truffle salt years ago when I began shopping at The Spice House. At the time I couldn’t bring myself to buy it, but after returning from a three-year stint in Mexico and starting my spice collection anew, I splurged.

Ok, so truffle salt costs a fraction of a truffle. It’s not the most expensive spice, but it competes with saffron for the Graff Pink of spices. What it adds to my popcorn, couscous and anything else I cook is a musky aroma and luscious taste.

It doesn’t hurt that it makes me feel fancy without being fancy…you know, like marabou slippers.

Have you tried truffle salt? Let me know in the comments below.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julie Karpus June 7, 2014 at 9:26 pm

I have tried both black and white truffle salt. I love the black truffle salt on popcorn with a little EVOO. I picked up some white truffle salt (unintentionally) and it does not compare to the black. Both have lovely flavor profiles, but I prefer the black truffle salt, myself.


2 Lizzy June 8, 2014 at 8:49 am

Thanks for your comment, Julie. As a truffle lover, I enjoy both. I find white truffle is more widely available in oils and butter so I tend to buy it because it’s easy to find. However, you are correct the flavor does not compare to black truffle which is earthier. Given that, for cooking I find black truffle salt is my preference.


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