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Friday, April 29, 2011

It Looks Like Caviar….

It looks like caviar….the texture is the similar to caviar….the taste? Incredible heady truffle aroma, slight brininess.

To me, a truffle lover, it’s better than caviar….and it’s a fraction of the cost.

My friend Tim, who owns Chef Shop sent me a jar of Black Truffle Caviar (on sale for $29.95) – which is made from real truffle juice which is put through some special process to make these little caviar-looking beads.

“This Black Truffle Caviar is made from the black winter truffle juice, obtained directly from the fresh truffle during the cooking. The tasty juice is then reduced in small pearls through a very sophisticated technique called “sferification”. the end result? Popping pearls have the taste of the truffle but the same colour and texture as black caviar”

Buy at Chef Shop for $29.95



6 Responses to “It Looks Like Caviar….”

  1. Mari — 4/29/11 @ 3:25 pm

    Is it vegetarian?

  2. sygyzy — 4/29/11 @ 4:30 pm

    “spherification”

  3. I love anything with truffles! This looks amazing and definitely looks like caviar too. Yum!

  4. Murasaki Shikibu — 5/13/11 @ 12:25 am

    This really looks good. I hope I get to try this soon!

  5. Samantha — 5/15/11 @ 7:13 pm

    Ick. Truffles are the new caviar – overrated, stuffy, boring, blah.

  6. Flora Rouse — 9/2/11 @ 10:56 am

    Hmm…truffle caviar? It looks and sounds very interesting. I am not sure they are better than the beluga caviar I usually order from http://www.1caviar.com. I will have to try some, and compare them, cos so far the black caviar from this site was the best I’ve ever tasted. So the challenge is on!! I will come back to do a review as soon as I am done with the beluga vs. truffle caviar battle :)

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