Become a truffle master at home with these tips from Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV

It’s a popular menu item at many restaurants – but can be kind of intimidating for the at-home cook. We’re talking about truffles. Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV is here to turn us all into truffle masters in the kitchen. From how to buy them to using them in recipes - she’s sharing everything we need to know to get started.

HOUSTON – You can’t go wrong with truffles!

Find out how to use this ingredient to take your own dishes to the next level.

Truffles on the set of Houston Life. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV breaks it all down for us in the kitchen.

From how to buy them to using them in recipes - she’s sharing everything we need to know to get started.

She’s also talking wines!

Tanji recommends pairing truffle dishes with Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne or Cave de Lugny’s Chardonnay Mâcon-Lugny Coeur De Charmes.

Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV recommends this wine when pairing with a truffle dish. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)
Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV recommends this wine when pairing with a truffle dish. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

So next time you’re in the kitchen store don’t be afraid to grab some truffle oil, truffle salt or even truffle hot sauce to elevate your favorite dish to the next level.

If you're looking for a "spicy" take on truffles this hot sauce delivers. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)
Check out this truffle infused dish from Étoile Cuisine et Bar in Houston's Uptown Park. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Watch Goodtaste with Tanji weekends morning on KPRC 2. Set your DVRs for 5:30 a.m.

CLICK HERE to get the Burrata Pizza Toast recipe featured in this segment.

Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares her Burrata Pizza Toast recipe. (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Tanji will also be a judge for the 2022 Truffle Masters happening at Monday, March 7, 2022. This event benefits The Texas Food & Wine Alliance. For ticket information and more, CLICK HERE.


About the Author:

Heather Kansteiner is a supervising producer for Houston Life. She has been part of the team since the show launched in 2016. She loves all things Houston and enjoys sharing what makes the city a great place to live, work and play.