She's not alone.


There are certain people whose taste and opinion in the kitchen we take with a grain of salt, and others who we'll heed with absolute deference. Martha Stewart falls into the latter category. So when she told Today in an interview that she stays away from one particular ingredient, we listen.

Apparently, Martha Stewart refuses to use truffle oil.

"Oh, I would never use truffle oil, oh never," she told Today.

She hates it because "it clings to your taste buds," she points out. True. When you eat something covered in truffle oil, it definitely sticks with you all day. It's also synthetic, she complains. Also true. There is, in fact, no real truffles in truffle oil.

Martha isn't alone in her distaste for the product, either. Gordon Ramsay has called it "one of the most pungent, ridiculous ingredients ever known to chef." Jonathan Gold hates it too.

There are certain ingredients that are downright polarizing, and without a doubt, truffle oil is one of them. Some people love it and will order any basket of truffle fries they come across, and some people can't even stand the smell of it. Now we know where Martha stands.