From Mary M Broadfoot - Florida
On one of your food network shows, you mentioned that you buy your truffle butter online. Would you share where you purchase it?
From Helen Feenie - Los Angeles / London
I saw you make truffled mashed potatoes the other day and wondered what the difference in taste is between white and black...which is more "truffley?"
Black truffles tend to come from the South of France, while white truffles tend to come from Italy. Black truffles have a much more subtle flavor, but I prefer the strong pungent flavor of white truffles. I actually only use truffle butter, which has actual truffles in it- because truffle oil can vary enormously in terms of truffle content.
From Diane Harris - Michigan
When you say good white chocolate, what do you mean?
I use bars of white chocolate, preferably Lindt or Callebaut.
From Laura Quinn - Derry, Ireland
What would you recommend baking for homemade Christmas gifts?
I love to make Salted Caramel Nuts, White Chocolate Bark (Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?) and Rum Raisin Truffles (Barefoot Contessa Foolproof)!