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Pam R

Kosher Truffle Oil

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Has anybody come across kosher truffle oil? I'm working on a menu with a chef and he has requested it, but I can't find any. I've searched, and come across only one company that claims to sell it, but when I click through to purchase, they don't.

The hechsher has to be a strong one (one of the big guys - OU, COR, etc.).

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Thanks. I sent them an email. I've never seen it here or on any lists. Hopefully they'll get back to me.

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I'm sure this is a whole other topic, but isnt there a thread somewhere how truffle oil really isnt truffle oil?

Couldnt you just get a real truffle?

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There is a topic about that. But in this case, truffles won't work. Cost, logistics, etc. I will probably have to tell him that it's not something I can get, and that will be fine. It's for one passed hors d'oeuvre in a multi-course meal.

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Given that virtually all truffle oils are almost completely synthetic, I'm having trouble seeing how they could be non-kosher.

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Oil is processed - any processed product and any oil, whether it's truffle or olive (or any other) has to be produced under kosher supervision for my purposes. Unless it has a kosher symbol on the packaging, I can't use it. We even have an issue of certain places not allowing us to use certain fresh vegetables.

The one source in the US hasn't returned my email or phone calls. The people I'm working with might have to bring a couple of bottles from Israel.

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