Martha Stewart attends the 2022 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images).
The Bourgeois Oil Martha Stewart Can't Stand
By Arianna Endicott
Chef and businesswoman Martha Stewart is a master in the culinary arts. When it comes to enjoying food, Stewart has a few personal rules she abides by, and there is one ingredient that Stewart flat-out refuses to use and actively speaks out against.
When asked by TODAY what ingredients she refused to cook with, Martha Stewart said, "I would never use truffle oil." She does note that it is the oil in particular that she takes issue with, not the truffles, saying, "It's synthetic, it's fake, it's horrible.”
True truffle oil infuses extra virgin olive oil with the raw spores, but this is time-consuming and costly to produce, and other versions simply mimic the taste and smell. Though this copycat flavor might be satisfactory for some, Stewart can tell the difference and calls truffle oil “a hideous thing.”