Food is life. True enough, the food and beverage industry has become a worldwide multi-billion-dollar business and has even cultivated a fraction of tourism devoted to tasting the best of the world’s unique cuisines.
Yet some food connoisseurs are on a league of their own as they travel the world in pursuit of the rarest foods on earth, so rare that they are almost magical and have developed a cult following.
To cure your curiosity, here are some of the rarest foods in the world:
Ambergris, of Whales and Kings
Ambergris, as exotic as it sounds, is actually whale vomit. Now before you get grossed out, these things are actually very rare and out of this world expensive. While it is commonly used as a fixative for fine perfumes today, ambergris used to be King Charles II of England’s favorite dish. Eating this exotic preparation of whale vomit is an acquired taste among aristocrats. Ambergris actually melts easily in hot butter and was traditionally mixed together with scrambled eggs, infusing it with a distinct smell and taste.
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