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a $2000 pizza

Post by F150HD » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:01 am

...would you splurge on it?

CNBC - I ate a $2,000 pizza — and I want it again

The 12-inch crust starts with a special black dough made from Indian squid ink and special flour imported from Italy. It's then sprinkled with gold flakes from Ecuador...

After it's fired in the oven briefly, the crust is then coated with a special white Stilton cheese from England. He then adds...thick slices of foie gras flown in from France. He then adds $300 worth of black truffles, also just off the plane from France. Then comes the caviar — exotic Ossetra fresh from the Caspian Sea....

...To top it all off, he layers on strips of edible gold strips made in Germany, giving the entire pie a golden sheen. For a splash of color, he adds some rose petals.

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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by investing1012 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:20 am

Pretty sure ingesting gold is toxic.

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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by KlingKlang » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:26 am

investing1012 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:20 am
Pretty sure ingesting gold is toxic.
Actually gold is one of the least toxic chemical elements and should not react with anything in the body. The only danger would be from a piece large or sharp enough to physically block or cut something in the digestive system.

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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by 22twain » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:30 am

Anyone up for prospecting for gold in the sewers?

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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by miles monroe » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:32 am

when i saw the thread title i knew that truffles and gold was coming -- seen too many cooking shows.

i don't care how much $ ya got -- but 2K for a pizza is wasteful -- and i don't waste money. that money would go a long way at a shelter that feeds the hungrey.

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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by TomatoTomahto » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:34 am

KlingKlang wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:26 am
investing1012 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:20 am
Pretty sure ingesting gold is toxic.
Actually gold is one of the least toxic chemical elements and should not react with anything in the body. The only danger would be from a piece large or sharp enough to physically block or cut something in the digestive system.
My wife took gold for Rheumatoid Arthritis, as prescribed by her doctor. It worked really well for years, until it didn’t.

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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by KlingKlang » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:40 am

TomatoTomahto wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:34 am
KlingKlang wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:26 am
investing1012 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:20 am
Pretty sure ingesting gold is toxic.
Actually gold is one of the least toxic chemical elements and should not react with anything in the body. The only danger would be from a piece large or sharp enough to physically block or cut something in the digestive system.
My wife took gold for Rheumatoid Arthritis, as prescribed by her doctor. It worked really well for years, until it didn’t.
I just learned something new. The Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment uses gold sodium thiomalate and not metallic gold.

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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by staythecourse » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:41 am

TomatoTomahto wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:34 am
KlingKlang wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:26 am
investing1012 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:20 am
Pretty sure ingesting gold is toxic.
Actually gold is one of the least toxic chemical elements and should not react with anything in the body. The only danger would be from a piece large or sharp enough to physically block or cut something in the digestive system.
My wife took gold for Rheumatoid Arthritis, as prescribed by her doctor. It worked really well for years, until it didn’t.
Correct gold was treatment in the past for RA, but not anymore.

Good luck.
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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:43 am

$2,000 can buy 68 shares of VTIAX - no way would I spend $2K on a pizza.
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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by nisiprius » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:44 am

KlingKlang wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:26 am
investing1012 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:20 am
Pretty sure ingesting gold is toxic.
Actually gold is one of the least toxic chemical elements and should not react with anything in the body. The only danger would be from a piece large or sharp enough to physically block or cut something in the digestive system.
I remember a piece ages ago about a restaurant in Germany that specialized in tortes covered with gold leaf. Gold leaf on food is actually a relatively common thing, at least to judge from all the recipes you can find for it. It's "edible" but not nutritious or digestible; I've never eaten it myself so I don't know whether the logical consequences occur. Because gold leaf can be pounded so incredibly thin, it's probably not even all that expensive. The perfect phony show of conspicuous consumption for a second Gilded Age.

P.S. I love the detail that the gold flakes are from Ecuador. I'm not going to do a web search to find out, but do gourmets claim that the flavor of Ecuadorian gold is different from and better than the flavor of United States gold? I guess it's rarer--Ecuador isn't even in the top ten gold producers..
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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by TomatoTomahto » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:49 am

staythecourse wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:41 am
TomatoTomahto wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:34 am
KlingKlang wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:26 am
investing1012 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:20 am
Pretty sure ingesting gold is toxic.
Actually gold is one of the least toxic chemical elements and should not react with anything in the body. The only danger would be from a piece large or sharp enough to physically block or cut something in the digestive system.
My wife took gold for Rheumatoid Arthritis, as prescribed by her doctor. It worked really well for years, until it didn’t.
Correct gold was treatment in the past for RA, but not anymore.

Good luck.
Thanks. Biologics do a much better job now than gold did, but they’re more expensive :oops: and taste like crap when used as a pizza topping.

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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by hicabob » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:57 am

reminds me of the infamous "Douche Burger" ...
"A New York City food truck is selling a $666 hamburger dubbed the “Douche Burger,” which contains lobster, caviar, truffles, and a beef patty wrapped in six sheets of gold leaf."

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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by staythecourse » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:04 am

TomatoTomahto wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:49 am
staythecourse wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:41 am
TomatoTomahto wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:34 am
KlingKlang wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:26 am
investing1012 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:20 am
Pretty sure ingesting gold is toxic.
Actually gold is one of the least toxic chemical elements and should not react with anything in the body. The only danger would be from a piece large or sharp enough to physically block or cut something in the digestive system.
My wife took gold for Rheumatoid Arthritis, as prescribed by her doctor. It worked really well for years, until it didn’t.
Correct gold was treatment in the past for RA, but not anymore.

Good luck.
Thanks. Biologics do a much better job now than gold did, but they’re more expensive :oops: and taste like crap when used as a pizza topping.
Funny, but I am sure it is true on both accounts. :D

Good luck.
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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by Lauretta » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:09 am

I'm sure you'd getter a better pizza in Naples for less than $10
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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by jadd806 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:40 am

F150HD wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:01 am
...would you splurge on it?
We consider a $20 pizza to be expensive (in relative terms).

That said, I'd probably pay... I dunno, maybe $50 to try a slice of this luxury pizza?

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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by bluebolt » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:10 am

I'm sure all the folks from the (now locked) Rolex thread are going to come over here and explain why it's worth it to spend $2000 on a pizza. :oops:

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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by PFInterest » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:17 am

there's a lot of expensive *stuff* in the world to waste money on. why is this important?

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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by telemark » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:21 am

One Christmas when I was young the family dog ate all the tinsel around the bottom of the tree, as high as she could reach. That spring after the snow melted the yard had glitter everywhere.

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Re: a $2000 pizza

Post by aristotelian » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:41 am

investing1012 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:20 am
Pretty sure ingesting gold is toxic.
In college, I went out to sushi with a buddy and his father. The father ordered the tasting menu to show off and the last course had some gold foil in it. I don't think it's toxic, but just seemed like a waste of gold to me. That pizza sounds pretty good though.

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Re: a $2000 pizza

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