How much would you spend to eat the best food money could buy? I usually wait till restaurant week to make my appearances at the high priced restaurants. But the $35 three course meal specials for restaurant week wouldn't get me any where close to some pricey foods.
Food news astounds me when I hear about cheese sold for $8,400. Why would anyone be willing to say good bye to $8,100 to own a chicken nugget that resembles George Washington? Instead of throwing down $300,000 on a new home, spend that money on a two pound white truffle mushroom.
A while back an Ebay bidder was was willing to spend $8,100 on a chicken McNugget that resembled George Washington's face. The bidder backed out and distance issues arose over the transport with the next highest bidder. The chicken nugget had been kept in a Nebraskan woman's freezer for three years.
Who could possibly have $8,100 lying around to spend on a chicken McNugget? If I'm buying McNuggets, they are gone within the next twenty minutes thanks to the help of sweet & sour sauce. The real question I have is; Would anyone eat a three year old McNugget?
According to The Huffington Post, a Dutch cheese weighing 24 lbs, which was named best in the world at a cheese competition last month, was recently sold for $8,400 at auction in Milwaukee, WI. The purchaser must really love cheese.
I can only dream of the infinite amount of cheese that $8,400 would buy me at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, or Giant. What will the owner do with his cheese? Slice it up to make sandwiches? Cook the best homemade mac 'n' cheese over and over again for a very long time? Or ruin a $300,000 truffle mushroom by eating it Au gratin?
Yes, a person forked over $330,000 for a two pound white truffle mushroom at auction in 2010 in Macau. White truffles grow wildly, the best ones in France and Italy, and mushroom hunters with trained dogs sniff and track down the treasures. One company, Urbani, is responsible for "70 %", a staggering number, of the "world's truffle trade." Perhaps a new age explorer shouldn't be hunting for gold, but white truffle mushrooms. They are extremely rare to find, but if you manage to grab a hold of one, you've struck it rich.
What do you think tastes better? A $8,400 Dutch cheese, a $8,100 chicken McNugget, or a $330,000 white truffle mushroom?