A few weeks ago, my husband and I set out to locate this small jar at our local Whole Foods. We had heard through the grapevine that it simply must be tried and would bring magic to any dish. After what seemed like an exhaustive search through keffias and sad, worn out Toms, we finally found it. Stashed away under the cheese counter. Can you guess what's in the jar above?
This small, 3.2 ounce jar contains intoxicating truffle salt. Forget truffle oil, forget real truffles (well unless you can afford them), just stick with the salt.
It felt like a decadent splurge as I've never paid $13 for such a small amount of salt before, but after two weeks of testing it out on practically everything we ate (seriously, any time you consume it, you forget how pungent and satisfying it is — even if it's just on a single almond), very little has diminished from the jar and it feels like a fantastic and budget-friendly purchase that has made a huge impact in our kitchen.
It's been applied to everything from pasta to vegetables, fruit to dessert and there's really just no way to describe it. It's truffle-y and hits your senses in a way that makes great dishes even better and ho-hum dishes rockstars on the table. No one paid me to say such things, and I trust that you'll thank me later when you locate it at a store near you. It's worth tracking down, or even ordering online.
• Buy It Here: Sabatino Tartufi or from your local Whole Foods market.
(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)