Butter can add an element of richness to Italian dishes at the last minute, but it isn't always the best choice. And neither is EVOO. Perry uses truffle oil on dishes like pasta, roasted garlic, and risotto. Although some bottles can be exorbitantly expensive, there are still affordable options out there that use more common truffles or even artificial flavoring.
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