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13 professional chefs reveal their least favourite food

Day in and day out, these professional chefs are surrounded by food, think about food, and make food. That doesn’t mean, however, they like all food. Here, chefs and cookbook authors share the ingredients and foods they just won’t eat.

Truffle oil
Truffle oil
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Truffle oil was the darling of chefs and high-end restaurants two decades ago, who often charged a premium to customers for dishes with the treasured ingredient. However, it slowly faded out of the spotlight, and some chefs refuse to cook with it today. “I absolutely hate truffle oil,” says Zac Cates, executive chef at Sonder in Bakersfield, California. “I never understood it, and it’s hype. It’s not even made from truffles.” He adds, “Adding truffle oil to a dish is like squirting tomato sauce on wagyu beef.” Here are 13 foods you should never eat past their expiration date. 

 



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