It's great to indulge here and there......but Â a hamburger that costs thousands of dollars? Oh yes, there is such a thing.Â Forbes recently compiled a list of the world's most extravagant meals from Vegas to Shanghai.
Now back Â to that burger:
TheÂ $5,000 Fleur Burger - Las Vegas. Created by Fleur de Lys chef Hubert Keller, Â this burger contains kobe beef, truffles and foie gras Â (see photo). Â The real cost, though, comes with the concoction's accompaniment -- a bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus from Bordeaux.
Are you craving Italian? How about:
Nino's Bellissima Pizza - New York. There's nothing special about the sauce or the crust. This pizza earns its $1,000 price tag with its toppings. Nino's loads down this pie with caviar and fresh Maine lobster. There's also some salmon roe and a little wasabi.
And for dessert:
$1,000 Sultan's Golden Cake - Istanbul. Upon request the pastry chef at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski will prepare a "golden cake" that has been flavored with fruits marinated for years in Jamaican rum, vanilla beans from French Polynesia and French wheat. But what makes this the ultimate bakery bling is the dusting of 24-karat edible gold.
Wow â at these prices, after maybe a year or two of saving, I might be able to afford an appetizerâ¦..
More proof that we live in miraculous times? Well no, but apparently you can now sit back, relax with your family and enjoy a sumptuous can of .....sandwich? Yep,Â a "CANDWICH." Think of it:Â no more having to peel off those pesky plastic wrappers on the individual cheese slices, no more wiping off crusty condiment squeeze bottles. And, c'mon, those bread twist-ties are enough to give youÂ carpal tunnel! TheÂ Candwich comes in three flavors: peanut butter and strawberry jam, peanut butter and grape jam, and, the most terrifying of all, BBQ Chicken. This ingenious cuisine is brought to you by Mark One Foods, and plans for Pepperoni Pizza and French ToastÂ Candwiches are in the works.Â And, somewhat disturbingly,Â there is more: The yellow circle on the left side of the can says, "Candy Surprise Inside." Not clear whether the candy is in the sandwich itself or a bonus side item, but either way I think we can agree that there should be no surprises in a sandwich in a can. Come to think of it, there probably shouldn't even be a sandwich that comes in a can in the first place...Â Â Â Â
The green scene has gone beyond gardens-it now includes litter boxes and doggie treats. If you have an animal companion who eats, sleeps, plays and poops, you've got plenty of opportunities to cut down on waste, raise your pet's quality of life and color your corner of the world green.
When emptying out closets, before throwing your dusty treasures away call your local shelters and ask if they need old towels, bedding, leashes, litter boxes and pet toys. They may even be looking for unused printers and computer monitors.
Use earth-friendly pet shampoos and grooming products whenever possible.
Scoop dog poop with biodegradable bags instead of plastic bags from the grocery store.Â Humans with cats can go for eco-friendly cat litters, avoiding brands with mined minerals. Should your furry love leave a little dribble (or more) on the carpeting or floor, don't reach for the bleach. Use vinegar instead. This environment-friendly liquid can act as an effective odor-remover and can kill mold and bacteria. Please keep in mind, though, that vinegar must be diluted correctly with water.
Consider making your own healthy dog biscuits and storing them in reusable containers. If you purchase store-bought treats, buy them in cardboard packaging and be sure to recycle. An finally, buyÂ pet supplies in bulk or the largest available size. You'll make fewer trips to the store and cut down on packaging to discard of.
A baseball park in Michigan has created an artery busting hamburger that packs a whopping 4,800 calories!!! We're talking five beef patties that weigh a third of a pound....EACH!!! The patties are smothered with chili, salsa, sour cream, nacho cheese, frito chips, lettuce, tomato and 5 slices of cheese, all on a bun made out of a pound of dough.Â Along with twice the daily recommended caloric intake, the burger contains 300 grams of fat, 744 milligrams of cholesterol and more than 10,000 milligrams of sodium. But other than that.......rule of thumb? NEVER eat anything bigger than your head!