The Argentine national channel Te Le Fe there is an interesting television program “60 minutes” in the last edition devoted a segment to the most expensive dishes in the world, bringing them the prevailing components and their prices. Here are some interesting examples.
Truffle . type of fungus that always grows next to walnuts and chestnuts, and is for the dieticians of the most special meals of the planet. But component of his sky-high rates looms in huge difficulties to find and become the proud owner of this delicacy. For searching, the collectors use specially trained dogs and even pigs. Half a kilogram of white truffles can cost thousands of dollars (usually over 2000), but there are records of auctions, where in lean years, some gourmets have managed to pay over 300,000 dollars per kilogram!
In the same category of the most expensive food is and bluefin tuna . fish, which is not so often met with in the network and is just wildly popular in the Japanese market and is a delicacy for the rich. It has tender, tasty meat and a huge list of vitamins and other healing ingredients. At the last wholesale auction last Friday (30.12.2011,approx. ed.) the party of golubovato was sold at a record $ 736.000 for a record price of $ 2.500 per kilogram. Continue reading
China is known worldwide for its odd tastes and unusual dishes that use a variety of creatures and completely inedible, at first glance, products. However, Chinese cuisine has become popular in many Western countries – in the USA has spread to so-called “woks” (Chinese noodles with vegetables and different sauces). But one thing noodles, and the other monkey brains, fried rat or wine from mice. Chinese tradition of use for food all living things can be explained, because it has long been one of the most populated countries in the world, and many people need more food. So many products that other Nations do not perceive the quality of food, the Chinese use without a doubt. This issue is particularly important today, when the population is constantly growing, and fertile land and places with favorable environmental conditions is very small.
Chinese scientists recently stated that it is foolish to disdain the cockroaches, because it is a good protein food – so soon the Chinese company for the production of food will supply the paste of these insects. They promise that the taste of this “delicacy” will remind taste the best shrimp. Continue reading
Psychology in the plate
All things are not expedient, that in the mouth got, the saying goes. And that is true, especially if that “something” gets into your mouth by itself without your participation. But often happens anyway, when we absorb what in our culture is not accepted… Although, if in other places are eating something that we think is disgusting, do you need to overcome your squeamishness and try such culinary delights?
Among the exotic treats include, for example, wine from a lynx or a bear. Yes, it happens sometimes. Fans of something “unexpected” manage to partake of drinks from the most bizarre ingredients, often of animal origin. Compared with such delicacies tincture of the serpent seems childish lemonade.
By the way, about snakes. Psychologists have long told the world that the fear of snakes inspire the child to his parents, who themselves are afraid of these snakes. But in some cultures, the snake one is able to prepare a complete meal. And the soup, Meat and two… snake, say, in the prepared state are nearly impossible to distinguish from our usual white meat. And skin does turn into a kind of chips. Continue reading