I absolutely love it when I get sent products to review that I haven’t tried before and from companies I’ve never heard of. It kind of gives me this new lease of life in the kitchen and encourages me to think a bit more creatively with the food we eat as a family.
Sous Chef is one of those companies that just simply hasn’t been on my radar before. I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard of them. But whenever I receive new products I like to do a bit of snooping around to find out more about them and oh my goodness I am so glad I checked out the Sous Chef website. Because it turns out it’s an online shop for people who love cooking. And that’s me… I love cooking!
I’m going to show you three products from the Sous Chef truffle collection and also give you a simple recipe in which I used one of the products. Yep that’s right, I’m chucking in a recipe for free, ‘cos I’m nice like that 🙂
You know on a hot summer’s evening when you’re feeling a bit peckish before dinner and you fancy something to nibble on as you drink your G & T on the patio? Well, these are exactly the savoury snacks you’ve been looking for. Torres Black Truffle Crisps taste unlike any flavour crisp I’ve had before, and I’ve had a lot of crisps! I wasn’t sure at first whether I liked them, it was one of those Marmite moments. However, the more I had, the more I liked them and before I knew it I’d polished off a whole bowlful. They are very salty, which just means you’ll need to make sure you’ve got plenty of drink (I don’t see a problem with that 😉 ), almost a bit garlicky, but very different to your bog standard packet of crisps. These are the big guns you bring out when you’ve got guests.
Torres have been making gourmet crisps since 1969 and what I particularly love about them is that there are only 5 ingredients (potatoes, sunflower oil, salt, dehydrated black summer truffle (0.09%), truffle flavouring (0.07%)). It’s so impressive that such a flavourful crisp can be achieved with so few ingredients.
The crisps both feel and taste expensive and I think we could all do with a few luxurious treats in our lives at the moment. Cheers!
If you’re already a lover of good quality olive oil, then you’ll love this Extra Virgin Olive Oil flavoured with black truffle. The taste is subtle, but again different, and makes a lovely addition to a salad or to drizzle on top of pizzas and freshly baked bread. It went perfectly with this simple salad of homegrown rocket (yes I really am that smug) and Parmesan shavings. Sometimes simple is the best way when it comes to food.
Asparagus and Truffle Puree
I loved all three of these products and like I said at the beginning, it’s always a joy to try out new products and flavours. I’ve certainly never tasted truffle products before and I was really impressed by not only the taste and quality but also by the wide range of products available on the Sous Chef website. As well as this truffle collection they also offer lots of other worldwide ingredients, kitchen equipment, tableware and gifts that have been inspired by some of the world’s leading restaurants and international food.
*products gifted for review