In the world there is not just expensive, very expensive products. Sometimes difficult to understand why the pounds than usual, at first glance, potatoes costs 700$, and a tea bag and even more – tens of thousands of dollars. But it seems that everything has an explanation.
The most expensive spice in the world – saffron. This saffron – nothing like the stamen of the family krokusovyh plant (Crocus sativus). There is also a false saffron, which is also called Imereti. It is made from the stamens of flowers of marigold. Price pounds of saffron can now reach up to $ 6 thousand Such a fabulous price of saffron cultivation due to its complexity and the technology fee. To produce 1 kg of dried saffron to bust around 2000 flowers. From 1 ha plantation in the first year can be collected only 6 kg of saffron, a second year – up to 20 kg. Harvesting is carried out during the flowering period of sunny weather. Bright orange stigmas excised manually on the first day the flower opens, and dried.
If you think that the most expensive caviar in the world – black, it is deeply misguided. Most prized beluga caviar-albino “Almas”. This fish is found in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Iran. The eggs have different shades: from light gray to white. Lighter than the caviar, so it is more expensive. Caviar “Almas” is exported from Iran and is packaged in jars made of pure gold. 100 grams of such eggs cost about $ 2 thousand, this delicacy is very quickly deteriorates, so use it to immediately after purchase. Connoisseurs differ in assessing the most expensive caviar in the world. Some believe that the enjoyment of this rarest of the product with nutty flavor with nothing comparable, while others say that in addition to a beautiful bright colors, the special advantages of beluga caviar is not albino.
Commonplace, it would seem, potatoes can also be a delicacy if it comes to grade La Bonnotte. It grows on the French island Nurmuate in the Atlantic Ocean. Potato fields fertilized only the algae on the technology, which is passed down from generation to generation. Planted and harvested this sort of hand only, and it costs about 500 euros per kilo. The most expensive in the world of potato varieties La Bonnotte tastes exceptionally tender. According to legend, this divine tuber led by none other than the supreme god of the Inca Viracocha. Meets annually for no more than 100 tons of potatoes in this class.
The most expensive in the world of meat – marbled beef. Its “suppliers” – the Japanese cow breed Vagiu. The cost of pounds of meat comes to $ 1000. For centuries, bred cows Vagiu only in Japan, now they are also grown in Australia. Treat them like royalty: the best grass-fed, scrubbed sake, watered beer. Australian Meat Vagiu even more expensive due to the fact that cows watered red wine for $ 16 per bottle.
World’s most expensive coffee made from beans that have emerged from the intestine civet – animal kind of civet. Variety called «Kopi Luwak», «Kopi» in Indonesian means “coffee”, and «Luwak» – the actual name of the animal. Coffee grows on the islands of Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi. Animal civet, to whom we owe the most expensive coffee in the world, is a small predator, but he was quite liking ripe and fragrant coffee beans. Their civet eats much less than the ability to digest. At one time it even considered a pest. But then it turned out that the animal digestive enzymes to improve the taste of coffee, taking away the bitterness. Locals gather not overcooked civet coffee beans, a kilo which is worth $ 300-400.
World’s most expensive tea is called Dahunpao – “The Scarlet Gown” in Chinese. This name tea owes its color – when the buds swell, tea bushes look like they are dressed in red clothes. Dahunpao refers to Oolong – teas strong fermentation with intense flavor and aroma.
World’s most expensive tea Dahunpao obtained from the leaves of six shrubs that grow in Tianxing monastery. Their age is estimated at 350 years. In the year that meet not more than 0,5 kilograms of this tea, and commercially available and even less – not more than 20 In 2006, the entire harvest delivered to the Chinese National Museum as an exhibit. Since then operates the official ban on the collection Dahunpao and today to try it to taste no one can. The price of the most expensive in the world of tea Dahunpao – at a time when it is not prohibited to his collection – reached incredible heights. In 2005, 20 g of tea was sold at auction for 208 thousand yuan (about $ 25 million).
The most expensive in the world of chocolate is chocolate, released Lebanese Patchi factory for sales in the British chain stores Harrods – £ 5000 per package. In the package are 49 chocolates wrapped in Indian silk, handmade, decorated with silk rosettes, Swarovski crystals and even gold. Box too difficult: it is made of leather and silk, and partitioning it – gold and platinum
The most expensive in the world of pizza sold in Agropoli in the south of Italy for 8300 euros. House by the client come two cooks and cook a pizza (all except the base) in front of him. In the filling is tuna roe, lobster, lobster, buffalo mozzarella, red lobster, shrimp and lobster. All this is poured cognac Louis XIII Remy Martin. Even salt is in pizza easy – Australian Pink «Murray River».
World’s most expensive dessert can be enjoyed in New York, the restaurant «Serendipity 3″ – provided that you have on this fun $ 25 thousand for this amount you get ice cream with 25 varieties of cocoa, decorated with whipped cream and pieces of edible gold . Warn about the desire to eat a dessert to advance. By the way, crockery, glass and a spoon with a gold rim and diamonds – you can take home with them.
World’s most expensive sandwich is called the “Platinum Club Sandwich Von Essen.” It costs almost $ 200 and is sold in a network “Von Essen.” The structure consists of Iberian ham sandwich, Bresskaya poulard, white truffles, quail eggs, dried Italian tomatoes and a special bread.
Restaurant New York Hotel Le Parker Meridien is possible to taste the most expensive omelette in the world. It costs a thousand dollars. In addition to the eggs in it add as much lobster. Served on a dish of fried potatoes and decorated sevryuzhey caviar.
The most expensive salad in the world called Florette Sea & Earth. He served in the restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons in Oxford. Among the ingredients of salad – white beluga caviar “Almas”, lobster, Cornish crab and lobster. There also add grated truffles, asparagus, potato salad and a young, well decorated with all the gold foil. Standing copyright dish chef Raymond Le Blanc 635 pounds.
World’s most expensive nut – macadamia nuts. Previously, it accounted for a large part of the diet of Australian Aborigines, and has now become a delicacy. Scientist, first described this type of nuts, named them in honor of his friend, John Macadama (John Macadam), MD, a chemist. These nuts are also called mullimbimbi, Boomer, Kindal-Kindal. To taste like macadamia hazelnut.