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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The 10 Most Expensive Foods in the World

One thousand dollars for an ice-cream sundae? Sixteen grand for a cocktail? Believe it or not, there really are foods and drinks that sell for this much--and there really are people who are willing to pay for them. Here, 10 of the world's most expensive indulgences. Are they are worth the hefty price tag? You be the judge.

1. Saffron. Grown worldwide, this spice is derived from the saffron crocus flower.
2. Almas caviar. The word "almas" is Russian for diamond, which is a fitting name for the world's most expensive caviar.
3. White truffle mushroom. These fancy fungi have their origins in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. .
4. Kobe-style beef. This meat from Wagyu cattle is known worldwide for its incredible taste, texture, and marbled appearance. .
5. Kopi Luwak coffee. The world's most expensive coffee, Kopi Luwak is made from coffee berries that have been eaten by and passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet, a catlike animal.
6. "Diamonds-Are-Forever" martini. This ain't your everyday cocktail. The olive has been replaced by a 1.6 carat diamond, partially accounting for the martini's $16,000 price tag.
7. Kona Nigari water. This seaweed mineral concentrate, which sells for $16.75 per ounce, must first be mixed with regular drinking water before consuming.
8. Chocopologie truffle. At $2,600 per pound, these handmade dark-chocolate treasures are available by pre-order only from Knipschildt Chocolatier in Norwalk, Connecticut.
9. Nino's Bellisima pizza. They say there's nothing like New York City pizza, and Upper East Side restaurateur Nino Selimaj proves it. .
10. Serendipity sundae. Prepared with five scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream and drizzled with some of the world's most expensive chocolates, this $1,000 dessert created by Serendipity in New York City certainly lives up to its name: Grand Opulence sundae.

It is ridiculous, don't you think? The only one that I can afford here is saffron for I use it for cooking. Byt the rests of them, I don't know. If you want to know why; go to quality

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