A quick post about cheese. I like cheese, it tastes good with meat and stuff like that. I sometimes eat cheese by itself, but very rarely. For me cheese alone tastes like yaks fur. Unlike yaks fur though, I think it blends well with other items such as bread, meat, crackers or pickles. So for the most part, I like cheese, but I'm not a cheese connoisseur.
The word connoisseur means, 'the people that think your tastes are so far below them, you are no better than a garbage scouring raccoon'. These are the same people who will pay $400 for a pair of socks with the correct label on them or an ugly painting that looks like two caterpillars guts smeared on white canvas because the artist is supposed to be a 'misunderstood crazed genius'.
Why is cheese or any other food considered a delicacy? Because it's expensive? What is it about it that makes it so popular? Is it that the French got their hands on it? Why is it that everything that comes out of France is culinary perfection and the rest of the world are the infantile masses, eating from Earth gutters? I don't buy it. I mean, if the French had invented ketchup it would be in 3oz bottles selling for $24 a pop.
What are the things that end up on the snob scales?
Cheese - Curdled milk
Wine - Spoiled grapes
Sushi - Raw fish
Escargot - Snails
Foie gras- Fatty goose liver
Frog Legs - Umm...Frog legs
Caviar - Salted fish eggs
Hello! Is it just me or the rich only obsessed with the things that are deadly or disgusting? Food is no fun unless it is, spoiled, covered in bacteria or from a place that is impolite to mention in mixed company. Why is it, that the more spoiled an item the more expensive? I mean I like sushi, but it's raw. I'm taking a huge chance here. Shouldn't I get a discount or something? No. We don't cook it, so we charge $10 an once.
Point and case will be the Cheddar Cheese example. Cheddar cheese is the singularly most popular cheese in the world. The rich despise it. It's just so common for them. I'm not sure if it's just too tasty, too normal ,too mundane or just too yellowish. Whatever the reason it's not for them. They don't want it yellow, no. They want it blue. It's blue not because it is sad, though it should be. It's blue because it is covered in mold.
That's right. You just paid extra for a substance that is considered a toxic particle if in your house, but in your cheese it means you pay $8.75 per/lb. Go figure.