At $350 per pound, it’s no surprise the black truffle has been dubbed the diamond of the kitchen.” There are few foods that represent this level of glamour and decadence, and coincidentally, the world’s most fabulous fungus happens to go with nearly everything. For today’s Monochromatic Monday, I was inspired to put together something totally and unmistakably rich in a glamorous palette of black, white and gold, with special appearances by the always-alluring Marilyn, and of course, dark chocolate. Can’t afford trek out to New Zealand and snag a few-thousand dollars worth of black truffles? (me neither) Commoners like us can get our fix with much more affordable options like infused truffle oil and truffle salt — just a pinch of the stuff can make any old dish feel outrageously special! For any other truffle fans out there, I’d love to hear about how you indulge…

image sources: styled props from house of brinsonwoman in mirror from ann street studiotruffle sea salt; mast brothers black truffle chocolate; jason sudeikis in tuxedo; givenchy skirt pattern; marilyn monroe (original source unknown); truffle salt; coffee and roasted almond chocolate bark from love food eat; garlic from what katie ate; inside of black truffle; toffee birthday cake from the patterned plate

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  1. 1
    Kristin @ FoodFash September 23, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Love this post AND truffles! I can always smell them from across a restaurant and that instantly makes my mouth water!

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    Sophie September 23, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Love them on a simple pasta!

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  3. 3
    Shannon September 24, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Truffle oil on grilled cheese. It’s amazing.

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    nouveau September 26, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Truffle oil on grilled cheese? I agree with Shannon… sounds incredible! My favorite are truffle fries….

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    • Chanel Dror September 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      YES! There’s a restaurant in Austin called Second that has THE very best fries serves with a truffle aioli. So good.

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