Popular Science News $section News
  Get Popular Science posters here! > Subscribe | > Newsletter 

Home
PPX
What's New
How2.0
Photo Gallery
Blog
Science
Aviation & Space
Automotive Tech
Technology
Environment
Contact Us
Subscribe
Digital Edition
Customer Service
Gift Subscription
Current Issue
Media Kit
PS Showcase
PopSci Store
RSS

Enter e-mail address to receive popsci weekly updates to your inbox.



ad

« The Breakdown: Evel Knievel | Main | Automaker Plans to Move Robots Into Homes »

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341ca35253ef00e54faa75ed8834

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Why Are Truffles So Expensive?:

Comments

john doe

why would u pay that much for a piece of mold wtf?!

sdeweye

This is a simple for incredible example of how 'rareness' interacts with cost. It is a bit like bird's nests for bird nest soup. Made from the saliva of some bird and built high up cliffs in caves where huge wooden scaffolding has to be built to get at them. And who even wants them? In many cases, I bet, just those with money that need to demonstrate what THEY can do in this world while the rest of us enjoy plain French Onion soup or regular sauteed mushrooms. Frankly, they can have it.

D. Davis

The amount paid for the truffle shows how selfish some people are about themselves. It is low in food value, only yields a unique taste. What good could be done with $300,000 and blackeye peas or pinto beans and cornbread yum. Lots of people could eat and have a full stomach.

doug l

While we might be a little envious and even contemptuous of those who can afford that kind of treasure, I'm kinda thinkin' how lucky the guy who found it must be feeling. I hope they're one of us.

Christopher

Whoa... and here all this time I thought truffles were just really fancy chocolates.... wierd...

wangyang

it‘s really amazing!
how can a truffle be worth about it. and why?

Joe

The greater question seems to be why does everyone that posts here have bad grammar?

SMB

We don't need no eductation ;)

Jack

Truffles are really a rare thing. But the cost ($330,0000 it was sold was really worth for the buyer. Hope it will bring more luck to him...

adil

Bonjour,

Adil


je suis Marocain , vendeur de la Truffes Marocaines année 2009
( 01/01/2008 - 20/03/2009 ) .
La bonne qualité au cette période de BOUARFA (blanches,rouges).
A casablanca , Bouarfa , Oujda, ect…
Est ce que acheter le contacter mois au :

Email : [email protected]
GSM : +212 61841856

Que DIEU vous bénisse !!!!
Cordialement,

ahmad smara

i have 20kgs of truffles i f you want to buy it call me ;+21215591244
thanks

Kevin

What does a truffle taste like? It better be extremely good for that price.

Truffle recipes

Wow the truffle on the picture is realy a pice one... :)

Todd

Looks like an ancient dinosaur turd.

buy viagra

The greater question seems to be why does everyone that posts here have bad grammar?

kerry

Birds nest soup contains some compounds that are good for the skin

good sperm

my sperm is good for the skin too...

Charles

haha... you can keep your sperm to yourself... haha, we have our own,,, and the girls can have sperm from decent educated men,,, the opposite of you,,, haha

Mack Shepperson

It's still a mystery to some why underground-growing fungi are so expensive. But if you tasted one, maybe you'll know the answer. The flavor of truffles is so rich, it's actually overwhelming. These are the true "diamonds in the kitchen," and these, together with caviar and foie gras, are considered as luxury foods.

bryan dov

This answers why there is a scarcity of truffles, but why would any one want to pay $100,000 p/lb of a fungus that looks like a tumor. The Tasmanian wolf may be one of the rarest species on earth but that doesn't mean I'm about to pay 100k for a pound of its doody.

woolrich outlet

Every man is his own worst enemy

The comments to this entry are closed.

spacer
Return to the Blog Index


January 2008
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31



Customer Service
Copyright © 2005 Popular Science
A Time4 Media Company All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Index