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(Some Guy)   From the Unnecessarily Expensive Food file: $180 tacos. Includes everything you'd expect: truffles, caviar, grasshopper, foie gras, wagyu be--wait, go back one   ( thetakeout.com) divider line
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2018-01-13 01:22:27 PM  
I've only eaten one thing on that list, and it wasn't the truffles, caviar, foie gras, or wagyu beef.
 
2018-01-13 01:39:37 PM  
 
2018-01-13 02:06:39 PM  
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2018-01-13 02:19:35 PM  

Krieghund: I've only eaten one thing on that list, and it wasn't the truffles, caviar, foie gras, or wagyu beef.


You and me have eaten every item on that list.
 
2018-01-13 02:23:31 PM  
"American Wagyu beef" is a tautological oxymoron.
 
TWX
2018-01-13 02:23:34 PM  
I was under the impression that a lot of methods to prepare food were to make things that are cheap and not very tasty actually taste good...

This intentionally-expensive food kick doesn't compute.
 
2018-01-13 02:26:38 PM  
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2018-01-13 02:27:22 PM  

TWX: I was under the impression that a lot of methods to prepare food were to make things that are cheap and not very tasty actually taste good...

This intentionally-expensive food kick doesn't compute.


"The Theory of the Leisure Class" has a pretty good explanation of the phenomenon.
 
2018-01-13 02:28:32 PM  

pup.socket: "American Wagyu beef" is a tautological oxymoron.


From the wiki:
In the United States, Japanese Wagyu cattle are bred with Angus cattle. This crossbreed has been named American Style Kobe Beef.[13] Wagyu were first competitively exhibited at the National Western Stock Show in 2012.[14] Some U.S. Wagyu breeders have full blooded animals directly descended from original Japanese bloodlines, and are registered through the American Wagyu Association.[15]
 
2018-01-13 02:30:17 PM  
Go back one.
Foie gras?
The animals!
What is that doing in my expensive food?
 
2018-01-13 02:32:35 PM  
I always tell 'em wagyu is good for their hair
 
2018-01-13 02:34:07 PM  
I was hoping one of the ingredients was gold.....

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2018-01-13 02:38:23 PM  

pup.socket: "American Wagyu beef" is a tautological oxymoron.


Same with Holstein cattle?
 
2018-01-13 02:42:30 PM  

Krieghund: I've only eaten one thing on that list, and it wasn't the truffles, caviar, foie gras, or wagyu beef.


There's one thing on that list that I have not eaten and will not eat, and it's not the truffles, caviar, foie gras, or wagyu beef.

/No bugs, thanks.
 
2018-01-13 02:46:50 PM  

Krieghund: I've only eaten one thing on that list, and it wasn't the truffles, caviar, foie gras, or wagyu beef.


Me too.

/Tacos
 
2018-01-13 02:49:22 PM  

uber humper: pup.socket: "American Wagyu beef" is a tautological oxymoron.b

Same with Holstein cattle?


Yeah, but aren't these of the milk variety? Unless you buy your milk from a nearby farm, it is totally devoid of character, because of all the mixing and processing before it gets into the carton.

Not so with meat. I've had some American "Kobe" beef, it tastes nothing like the steaks you can buy from the better butchers in Kobe.
 
2018-01-13 02:49:25 PM  
$180 is a fair price for a flight of high-end tequila, if it includes plenty of tapas.
 
2018-01-13 02:52:25 PM  

HighlanderRPI: [img.fark.net image 650x300]


Needs more rope
 
2018-01-13 02:54:14 PM  

DarkVader: Krieghund: I've only eaten one thing on that list, and it wasn't the truffles, caviar, foie gras, or wagyu beef.

There's one thing on that list that I have not eaten and will not eat, and it's not the truffles, caviar, foie gras, or wagyu beef.

/No bugs, thanks.


Same.  I ain't payin no two hundred bucks for no bug taco.
 
2018-01-13 02:58:44 PM  
Grasshopper?

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 Lessee, two parts gin, one part brandy,one part Creme de Menthe...
 
2018-01-13 03:00:32 PM  
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2018-01-13 03:01:59 PM  

DarkVader: Krieghund: I've only eaten one thing on that list, and it wasn't the truffles, caviar, foie gras, or wagyu beef.

There's one thing on that list that I have not eaten and will not eat, and it's not the truffles, caviar, foie gras, or wagyu beef.

/No bugs, thanks.


Hope you don't eat peanut butter or use katsup.
 
2018-01-13 03:15:06 PM  

Billy Bathsalt: DarkVader: Krieghund: I've only eaten one thing on that list, and it wasn't the truffles, caviar, foie gras, or wagyu beef.

There's one thing on that list that I have not eaten and will not eat, and it's not the truffles, caviar, foie gras, or wagyu beef.

/No bugs, thanks.

Same.  I ain't payin no two hundred bucks for no bug taco.


I dunno I love shrimp tacos and those are basically sea bugs
 
2018-01-13 03:21:22 PM  

moothemagiccow: Billy Bathsalt: DarkVader: Krieghund: I've only eaten one thing on that list, and it wasn't the truffles, caviar, foie gras, or wagyu beef.

There's one thing on that list that I have not eaten and will not eat, and it's not the truffles, caviar, foie gras, or wagyu beef.

/No bugs, thanks.

Same.  I ain't payin no two hundred bucks for no bug taco.

I dunno I love shrimp tacos and those are basically sea bugs


Grasshoppers eat grass. Shrimps eat poop.
 
2018-01-13 03:31:27 PM  

RabbiSheepshanker: moothemagiccow: Billy Bathsalt: DarkVader: Krieghund: I've only eaten one thing on that list, and it wasn't the truffles, caviar, foie gras, or wagyu beef.

There's one thing on that list that I have not eaten and will not eat, and it's not the truffles, caviar, foie gras, or wagyu beef.

/No bugs, thanks.

Same.  I ain't payin no two hundred bucks for no bug taco.

I dunno I love shrimp tacos and those are basically sea bugs

Grasshoppers eat grass. Shrimps eat poop.


the internet says "zooplankton" or "algae"
https://animalsake.com/what-do-shrimp​-​eat
https://sciencing.com/shrimps-prey-83​0​9570.html
 
2018-01-13 04:13:23 PM  
I really wish Fark had a Food tag, NOM tag or something. It would simplify things so much. Murica, Sick, Spiffy, Stupid, etc - Anything like this should get it's own tag
 
2018-01-13 04:15:44 PM  
So how much does the smug attitude cost that you get from the restaurant selling these tacos or do they give that out for free with each purchase?
 
2018-01-13 04:25:07 PM  
Can't you get cockroaches as "crunch" for a fraction of the price at Taco Bell?
 
2018-01-13 05:12:34 PM  
I've eaten 3 of these things: Caviar, Foie Gras, & Grasshoppers (although the grasshoppers were chocolate covered). But would never pay that much for a frickin' taco.
 
2018-01-13 05:28:06 PM  
I have an eight year old who is an adventurous eater.  One night I had too many beers and said I would eat a cricket if he would, we were watching one of those travel channel shows.

We have a pretty good Hispanic population around here, I knew I could find them in a Mexican or Central American grocery store.   I conveniently forgot to pick them up often.

In Universal this fall we found dried crickets for sale in the gift shop after the mummy ride.  They were OK.

Now had everything on the list.
 
2018-01-13 05:50:16 PM  
Minimum 3 taco order.

I'll stick with the $2.75 barbacoa on flour from the shiathole down the street, thanks.
 
2018-01-13 06:21:29 PM  
If he had only added gold leaf, he could sell them for $300 apiece!
 
2018-01-13 06:49:26 PM  

pup.socket: "American Wagyu beef" is a tautological oxymoron.


Can someone be tautological and an oxymoron?

Also, American and Waygu are neither.

I suppose Waygu and beef are tautological, but that assumes education beyond the average reader, so I'll allow it.
 
2018-01-13 07:08:44 PM  

FleshMonkey: Go back one.
Foie gras?
The animals!
What is that doing in my expensive food?


I like how they specified that the foie gras was from the Hudson valley. As if the birds having been overfed in upstate NY means they're better than birds overfed in Kentucky or wherever. I live in upstate NY and unless other states have some seriously shady shiat going on in other states, I don't see why "this bird lived in NY" is a compelling selling point.
 
2018-01-13 07:22:15 PM  
Marksrevenge:I like how they specified that the foie gras was from the Hudson valley.
It sounds nice to the guest who has no farking clue what's what and that's all that matters. And yeah it is rather funny and ridiculous.
 
2018-01-13 07:48:30 PM  

Marksrevenge: FleshMonkey: Go back one.
Foie gras?
The animals!
What is that doing in my expensive food?

I like how they specified that the foie gras was from the Hudson valley. As if the birds having been overfed in upstate NY means they're better than birds overfed in Kentucky or wherever. I live in upstate NY and unless other states have some seriously shady shiat going on in other states, I don't see why "this bird lived in NY" is a compelling selling point.


New york birds are cockier and meaner.
/Cockier, see what I did there?

But NY birds voted for Hilary, KY ones voted for Trump. I don't know about you but I ain't eating no racist bird

/Cue Louie CK joke about the racist chicken
 
2018-01-13 08:42:35 PM  

berylman: Marksrevenge:I like how they specified that the foie gras was from the Hudson valley.
It sounds nice to the guest who has no farking clue what's what and that's all that matters. And yeah it is rather funny and ridiculous.

His name was Collin...

Is the chicken local?
Youtube ErRHJlE4PGI

 
2018-01-13 10:07:54 PM  
$180 for three tacos?

Only if they bring their test results.
 
2018-01-13 10:19:50 PM  

TWX: I was under the impression that a lot of methods to prepare food were to make things that are cheap and not very tasty actually taste good...

This intentionally-expensive food kick doesn't compute.


This.
One of the first tacos written about was the miner's taco, basically some meat in a corn tortilla. What they put inside was whatever they had gussied up with sauces and toppings to make it taste good or make it more of a meal. Cheap, easy and quick to eat, and filling. Tacos were considered more of a blue-collar, working man's food. It didn't become a more universal food until much later in the 20th century.
I sometimes get the feeling that chefs who do the whole "most expensive" food stuff have some sort of inferiority complex or they don't understand food as much as they think they do. A lot of delicious food is made from cheaper cuts of meat, organs, and other similar items. There's nothing wrong with a well made hamburger. No need to put on truffles or foie gras or gold foil. Same thing for hot dogs, sandwiches, and every other food they've mucked up with pretentiousness.
 
2018-01-13 11:02:16 PM  

Marksrevenge: FleshMonkey: Go back one.
Foie gras?
The animals!
What is that doing in my expensive food?

I like how they specified that the foie gras was from the Hudson valley. As if the birds having been overfed in upstate NY means they're better than birds overfed in Kentucky or wherever. I live in upstate NY and unless other states have some seriously shady shiat going on in other states, I don't see why "this bird lived in NY" is a compelling selling point.


Foie Gras is only produced by something like 2 or 3 farms in the entire US, so it sort of means something. But yeah, I also kind of agree with what you're saying.


This whole super expensive taco thing is stupid. It's a complete gimmick. The chef is quoted in the article saying he wants to elevate Mexican cooking to haute cuisine, which is fine but that's not what he's doing.  He's merely grabbing a bunch of super expensive ingredients just because they're farking expensive. I can't imagine that thing tastes very good. All of those ingredients are fine, but mashed together?
 
2018-01-13 11:59:18 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: This whole super expensive taco thing is stupid. It's a complete gimmick. The chef is quoted in the article saying he wants to elevate Mexican cooking to haute cuisine, which is fine but that's not what he's doing. He's merely grabbing a bunch of super expensive ingredients just because they're farking expensive. I can't imagine that thing tastes very good. All of those ingredients are fine, but mashed together?


An excellent point.  I hadn't even thought about the actual mix of shiat he's dumping in that taco.  It's idiotic.  It's almost as stupid as the idiots who put gold on food.
 
2018-01-14 08:44:23 AM  
You couldn't pay me to eat that crap.

Now if you'll excuse me I'm about to have some Taco Bell.
 
2018-01-14 01:58:49 PM  

DarkVader: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: This whole super expensive taco thing is stupid. It's a complete gimmick. The chef is quoted in the article saying he wants to elevate Mexican cooking to haute cuisine, which is fine but that's not what he's doing. He's merely grabbing a bunch of super expensive ingredients just because they're farking expensive. I can't imagine that thing tastes very good. All of those ingredients are fine, but mashed together?

An excellent point.  I hadn't even thought about the actual mix of shiat he's dumping in that taco.  It's idiotic.  It's almost as stupid as the idiots who put gold on food.


I can get putting wagyu beef with the truffles and foie gras. If my memory serves me correctly, there's a French beef dish that uses beef, truffles, and foie gras. I think it's called Tournedos Rossini.
Caviar and grasshoppers with that? No thank you.
 
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