What special dishes are you preparing for Thanksgivukkah?
In northern Italy, a multi-thousand dollar piece of food can literally grow right out of the ground. These white truffles can sell for as much as $120,000 — and they’re being snapped up as quickly as truffle hunters can pull them out of the ground.
Matthew Bell reports from China this week. Here are some of his photos from the ground, via his Instagram feed.
The Angolan supermarket Casa Dos Frescos sold a melon for $100 to an irate Frenchman. Trying to sue the retailer for profiteering in a local court, he presented a picture of the rather ordinary melon plus the receipt. The judge threw out the case for lack of evidence—the original melon. The Frenchman had eaten it.
A 2010 perspective from iceebeenie on food that is not outrageously priced in Tokyo:
I hope you don’t come to vacation in Japan preparing to spend $18 on every meal. There are thousands upon thousands of food places here (not to mention grocery stores, 100円 stores) that there’s no need to have to spend that much money. Example averages:
Fried Rice- 500円
Gyoza- 200円 (cheaper if combined with one of the above) Value Meal at Fast Food Hamburger Place- 700円 (cheaper for lunch)
Pepper Lunch- 680円 (used to get a dish at the one in Nishi-Kasai for 480円)
Baked Goods- 150円
Standard meal at an average restaurant- 1500円 (entree + drink)
Sushi- 1000円 (for about 100円-150円 a plate, comes with free green tea)
This woman can produce this beautiful vanilla for us, and we can pay a beautiful price for helping their lives… The right price can be a very important social benefit, economic benefit and cultural benefit. In the end, it can also be an environmental benefit as well.
“Part chef, part historian, part botanist, Alex Atala champions Brazil’s traditional ingredients and dishes. Familiar European fine dining fare gets a look-in at D.O.M. but often in supporting roles to the likes of cambuca fruit, manioc root and tucupi juice. Atala explores and exploits the country’s rich source of ingredients – particularly the Amazon rainforest – and D.O.M. has been named The Best Restaurant in South America for four years in a row.”