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By ad hoc (Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 11:49:50 AM EST) (all tags)
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Dried morel mushrooms: $244.99/lb

(while supplies last)

Poll: most expensive food

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Mushrooms aren't food (n/t) by jimgon (4.00 / 2) #1 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 11:57:39 AM EST





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Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
Are too! by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #2 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 12:05:00 PM EST
Food of the gods.

How can you run for office with a position like that?
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Remember the broccoli incident (nt) by spacejack (4.00 / 1) #11 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 02:00:54 PM EST


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Fanatic by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #14 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 02:45:26 PM EST
You'll never see reason.




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Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
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Anti-funguscist! by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #15 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 02:47:41 PM EST
That's right by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #16 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 02:49:50 PM EST
I don't eat aquatic bugs either.  Someone needs to hold higher standards.  It's simply not right for human beings to eat so low on the food chain.




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I weep for society. by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #17 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 02:52:22 PM EST
Bah by debacle (4.00 / 2) #3 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 12:21:53 PM EST
Paying that much for anything you plan on shitting out eventually is insane.

Also, I have no WIPO.


IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

Truffles by The Fool (4.00 / 2) #4 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 12:21:54 PM EST
Or, if you're in the mood for really expensive, try buying a pound of saffron strands.


Ah yes, saffron by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 12:44:19 PM EST
I've never seen truffles in a food store, though.
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The flagship Wegmans in Rochester has them by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #9 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 01:29:20 PM EST
in a locked, plexiglass box, on a bed of white rice.


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Here too by debacle (4.00 / 1) #10 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 01:54:59 PM EST
I never looked to see if there was a lock on the box.

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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Then again by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 01:01:01 PM EST
you don't really eat saffron. At least not like mushrooms or truffles. It's a flavouring.
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mmmm, morels. by toxicfur (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 12:26:02 PM EST
I've actually been keeping my eyes out for dried morels, but I haven't seen any in our regular grocery stores.

WIPO: Saffron, which is usually around $1,000/lb.
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Whole Foods by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #7 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 12:46:42 PM EST
Define "edible" by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #12 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 02:14:35 PM EST
Some people cook with gold leaf...though I don't know if something that just inertly passes through your digestive system counts as "edible".
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It would have to have some by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #13 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 02:30:09 PM EST
redeeming culinary value.

Gold is just decorative. You could eat marbles and ball bearings too, but those wouldn't count either.

The verdict is not in on paste.
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Well technically by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #19 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 04:17:49 PM EST
If you ate ball bearings, you'd get something out of the iron.
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It would pass too quickly by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #21 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 06:38:56 PM EST
to be of any value. Unless it got stuck. Or it was a ceramic bearing.
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Counting booze? by yicky yacky (4.00 / 1) #18 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 03:32:15 PM EST

A 1937 Glenfiddich will set you back £10,000 which, using the rates used thus far, works out at £422.48($822.96) per fl.oz (US).


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No, I was thinking food by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #20 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 06:18:39 PM EST
There are some pretty pricey wines and other liquor as well (although this one seems to be more about the bottle).
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WIPO: by Metatone (4.00 / 1) #22 Mon Feb 12, 2007 at 11:08:12 PM EST
Black Sea 000 BELUGA Malossol
$3945 / lb


Ah, caviar! by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #23 Tue Feb 13, 2007 at 04:37:38 AM EST
I forgot about that, too.

Beluga is illegal in the US, so you wouldn't be able to get it here.
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Is that like the Chicago by Metatone (4.00 / 1) #24 Tue Feb 13, 2007 at 12:06:25 PM EST
ban on foie gras?

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I don't think so by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #25 Tue Feb 13, 2007 at 01:06:24 PM EST
Fois gras is a "humanitarian" concern.

The caviar ban is because Beluga Sturgeon is a threatened species.

But reading that, it's not illegal to have it, it's illegal to import it from the Caspian Sea. If you have sturgeon you imported before 2005, you can harvest caviar from them. But all of those permits expire in April 2007, so there won't be any after that, though existing stocks may be sold within your won state. (Yeesh! Two year old fish eggs?!?!?!)
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are we talking food we've actually bought? by Dr H0ffm4n (2.00 / 0) #26 Fri Feb 23, 2007 at 06:51:44 AM EST


No by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #27 Fri Feb 23, 2007 at 08:18:10 AM EST
if we count saffron it wins as a common ingredient by Dr H0ffm4n (2.00 / 0) #28 Sat Feb 24, 2007 at 01:18:53 AM EST
$15 per gramme is not unreasonable for good saffron (that's easily more expensive than gold).

Seeing as this is Husi though, I feel I must mention pie.

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Granted, it's arbitrary by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #29 Sat Feb 24, 2007 at 05:03:39 AM EST
but I sort dismissed saffron since you don't really sit down and eat a plate of saffron.

That sounds like an awesome pie!
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