Zira Cooks gives us a sneak peak into some of those luxury treats
These days the world revolves around food, and there are certain food products that are priced so astronomically that they have been placed in the pecking order for the most expensive food items that you can eat. Here is a sneak peak into some of those luxury foods:
- Beluga Caviar
Beluga Caviar is the most expensive food item in the world, costing up to $5,000 per kilogram. Caviar is fish roe (eggs) and this particular brand comes from the Beluga Sturgeon, found mostly in the Caspian Sea. Beluga usually ranges from purple to black, the palest being the most expensive. Beluga caviar is generally served on its own on small pieces of toast .
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, reaching prices beyond $2,000 per pound . Saffron is the three stigmas and style of the crocus flower. Bright yellow in colour, the spice is used for colouring and flavouring of food. It produces the most amazing fragrance.
- White Truffles
Truffles are from the underground ascomycetes family (tubers) and are reputed for their high prices. The white truffle is the most expensive of the family. They are generally served sliced into extremely thin slivers on top of other food and are frequently suffused in oil for sale as truffle-oil.
- Foie Gras
Second to caviar, foie gras is one of the finest western foods available. It is the liver of a duck (foie gras de canard) or goose (fois gras d’Oie). The texture of foie gras is very similar to that of butter with a very earthy flavour. Foie gras is generally eaten as a raw pate, but can be lightly cooked to give it a greater depth of flavour.
Oysters are best served raw in their own juices with a slice of lemon. Oysters have, for many years, been considered an aphrodisiac.
From My heart to yours, ZIRA