Healthy Natural & Organic Fine Food
Spanish Ibérico Ham is World’s Best Dry-Cured Ham
Jamón Ibérico is one of the most delicious and expensive foods in the world used in Spanish tapas. Jamón Ibérico (Spanish: [xaˈmon iˈβeɾiko]; Portuguese: presunto ibérico [pɾɨˈzũtu iˈβɛɾiku]) is a variety of Jamón, a type of cured ham companies produce in Spain and Portugal, where companies label it as presunto ibérico.
World’s Tastiest Cheese is Artisan or Farmstead Cheese
In the country where I have been living some years now, France, artisan or artisanal cheese – ‘fromage artisanal’ – is really something quite normal. As is farmstead or farmhouse cheese – ‘fromage fermier’. You…
Guide for Healthy Specialty Spices and Herbs
Adding flavours, colours and health benefits What would our fine food be without the flavours and colours of healthy spices, herbs and condiments? How would we flavour our dishes? What natural substances would we use…
Vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world
Vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world after saffron. It is a flavoring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily from the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla (V. planifolia).
World’s Most Precious Natural Bio & Organic Fine Food
The best fine food for a healthy and wealthy lifestyle.
The products are often rare and world’s most expensive food and drinks.
But therefore always uniquely distinctive and highly desirable.
The Best Special Spanish Ham and a Small Organic Farm
A tiny organic pig farm in Cortegana, a small village in south-western Spain called Dehesa Maladúa produces unconventional special Spanish ham that due to the organic process, the rare breed and unique environment sells for €4,100 (£3,600) a leg. which makes it the most expensive ham in the world.
The Story of To’ak or How to Become World’s Most Expensive Chocolate
To’ak Chocolate is an Ecuadorian company. Jerry Toth and Carl Schweizer founded To’ak (pronounced Toe-Ahk) in 2013. The company produces the most expensive chocolate in the world. To’ak’s mission is to change the way we consume chocolate. Prices can go up to around €200 for a single 50-gram bar of chocolate. The special Art Series edition is a collaboration with prominent Ecuadorian artists and has a waiting list of 6 weeks and costs €446. But what are the reasons is it so expensive and what is the story behind To’ak Chocolate? Why To’ak…
SnacQ Supports Local Organic Produce
SnacQ supports local produce and biological and organic farmers by bringing together high-quality specialty food and drinks on this site for the healthy, wealthy and sophisticated. At this stage we will focus on finding such producers of the best fine foods and drinks and on online sites like Amazon or other networks offering their products. You can find links and ads in the blog posts that link to Amazon or other networks. Some but not all of the links will bring us a small fee to continue work on this site.
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International Fine Food
Delicacies differ per culture, customs, country or even region. There are several reasons for this.
- Often this is because the fine food only grows in specific regions and nowhere else; like saffron or civet cat coffee beans .
- Some delicacies are tightly related to a certain culture; such as fugu in Japan, bird’s nest soup (made out of swiftlet nests) in China, and ant larvae (escamoles) in Mexico.
- Or its is because the food is rare or expensive compared to standard foods; like caviar or Kobe beef.
- The delicacy food has unusual flavors or characteristics; like cardamom or dark chocolate.
- Or the process to produce the food is complex, takes a long time or uses a breed of animals that is scarce; like with jamon iberico de bellota from spotted pigs or pule cheese from donkeys.
- Finally, delicacies vary also in time. Flamingo tongue was a highly prized dish in ancient Rome. Ambergris (whale puke) was used as a condiment in hot chocolate at the British court in the 17th century (Charles II) and in the 19th century as an ingredient if a rhum cocktail.
Snacq’s exclusive online selection of world’s finest biological and organic gourmet delicacies, luxury snacks, and specialty foods & drinks.
Today’s luxury food is yesterday’s food for the poor
Also, the delicacies of today were foods for the poor yesterday. Only from the mid 19th century lobsters are considered to be a specialty food in North America an Europe. Before that they were only eaten by poor fishermen. The same for truffles which until the 20th century had a lower status than today’s potatoes.
For some of the delicacies you need to have an ‘acquired taste’; that is to enjoy something unlikely without having substantial exposure to it. Like edible bird’s nest soup.
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