General Discussion 6

Truffles taste/smell like garlic?

phan1 | Apr 16, 200809:21 AM

Well, I bought some nice, good-quality, French white truffle oil. I take a whiff and the 1st thing that comes to mind is that it smells like garlic with a rubbery (but pleasantly so) after-smell. I was wondering if real truffles smell like garlic? I'm sure the mouthfeel is totally different and that eating truffles is a lot different from eating garlic.

More importantly, truffles at least have a very pungent and savory aroma, right? I'm assuming that truffles are more robust and pungent and not particularly sensual. For example, I love garlic, but I don't want to kiss someone who smells of garlic. Likewise, you wouldn't consider a woman who smells of truffles to be attractive now would you?

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