The World's Most Expensive (In)Edible

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We have all heard the stories of the $666 burger, the silver-leaf topped ice cream, and the gold-plated, diamond-encrusted, caviar-stuffed truffle (okay, I made that last one up). Well now, somebody has made the most expensive jelly robot (frankly, I am not sure how much competition they really had). 

The Guardian reports on this Bombas and Parr creation, which features white truffle valves, gemstones for eyes, pistacio and platinum microchips, orchids, saffron, and gold cogs. Now let me ask you -- how many of those things sound delicious? About half. I have to agree with Dave Drummond, Guardian food critic, who writes, 

"In a food culture increasingly focused on local provenance and sustainability, the idea of a dish being feted for being 'the most expensive' anything is just crass. It should have gone the way of pagers and laserdiscs, but instead it's popping up with increasing frequency."

The idea of eating gold leaf, in these or any financial times, is preposterous. Instead, we should find new ways to lower the bottom line. Who can create the most delicious meal for 1$ Now that takes skill. 

Why Edible Gold Leaf Leaves Me Cold from The Guardian 


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over 2 years ago Panfusine

Strange, as much as I'm repulsed with this Emperor's New clothes style of pretension.. I'm reminded of gold (from the Mother's mangalsutra, -- the traditional necklace worn by married women) being rubbed on a stone along with some herbs and given to new born Infants as a holistic traditional medicine.. Gold apparently has some sort of low level physiological use as a carrier particle in cells