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Old 09-16-2006, 08:52 PM   #11
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I have never actually tried them myself as I am not a fan of fungus in general, but when I do get the opportunity I will give it a shot.
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:53 PM   #12
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I'm not either.
I would like to try it though...
It's pretty expensive though, isn't it?
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:55 PM   #13
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One of the most expensive, if not the most expensive, food items out there.
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For sure one of the most expensive, but I'm sure real caviar is more.
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:59 PM   #15
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No I do not believe it is.
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The most expensive foods are truffles and real caviar. Truffles may cost up to 500 Euro per 500 g, whereas the best caviar can be bought for 800 Euro per 500 g.

Specific food ingredients may also be rather expensive, the most expensive
one being saffron, which costs around 600 Euro per 500 g.


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Old 09-16-2006, 09:04 PM   #17
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The worlds most expensive truffle was sold for $112,000. It weighed 2 pounds 10 ounces.
An expensive brand of caviar of the same weight would go for aprox. $5,000
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Okay, but that truffle is a rarity.

It weighted 2 pounds 10 ounces.

Let's say you have an instrument worth $5000
and a piece of art worth $25000

If Mozart played this instrument, it would be a rarity, and would go for much much much much much more than $5000.

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Did I stump you, GB?
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Best way to try truffles without breaking the bank is to buy a small bottle of truffle oil. Drizzle it on top of mac and cheese (homemade!) after it bakes. Drizzle it on polenta, pasta (not on red sauce).

If you like that you can find truffle butter at several sources on line. It's not cheap - but a tiny slice on a perfectly cooked steak, or melted on risotto or polenta with lots of parm is pure heaven. There is also truffle salt. I'm dying to add that to my spice rack.

The flavor is earthy, a bit garlicy, makes my eyes roll back in my head!
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