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Old 05-22-2014, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Another thread had me thinking about some of my favorite delicacies. One is prohibitively expensive and the other is relatively unknown in the US (something I used to eat in England).

The first is jamón ibérico de bellota - dry-cured ham made from Spanish free-range ibérico pigs that are fed acorns as part of their diet. Incredible flavor, but at a price ($60 - $200 per lb).

The second is Tiger Nuts, also known as Chufa Nuts in Spain. They aren't actually nuts - they are the edible tuber from a variety of nut sedge. The chufa nuts are used to make a drink known as Horchata de Chufa in Spain. In England we ate them as a healthy snack.

So... what are some of your favorite odd and/or expensive delicacies (and tell us where we can get them )?

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Old 05-22-2014, 04:33 PM
 
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legit a5 wagyu. expensive, i think so, for beef.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:02 PM
 
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So... what are some of your favorite odd and/or expensive delicacies (and tell us where we can get them )?
I like caviar. Does that count?
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I like caviar. Does that count?
Sturgeon or beluga whale?

I won't eat beluga.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Sturgeon or beluga whale?

I won't eat beluga.
Beluga whales are mammals. Beluga caviar comes from the Beluga sturgeon, an endangered species.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I like caviar. Does that count?
Certainly, it's expensive. I prefer salmon caviar - I love those big red bubbles of rich, briny flavor.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Kaliforneea
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I have too many expensive hobbies, can't go making 'food' one, too
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Odd need not be expensive.

I like various parts of Cat-tails (Bulrushes in UK) The young stalks can be prepared numerous ways and the pollen can be used as flour. Quite a versatile plant. Can be found in nearly every marsh around where I live.
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, Makiki
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Certainly, it's expensive. I prefer salmon caviar - I love those big red bubbles of rich, briny flavor.
Me too! I love caviar, uni (sea urchin), prosciutto, marinated artichoke hearts and German chocolates filled with brandy!
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Finland
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I like dried reindeer meat. Its too expensive for me to buy really but sometimes I get a small piece when I'm up in Lappi.

Never really liked caviar although I'll eat it on occasion, just don't like the texture I guess, the taste is alright.
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