The world’s #1 ranked tennis player, Novak Djokovic, has bought the world’s entire supply of donkey cheese. It’s the world’s most expensive cheese, and it’s called pule. It’s made in one farm in the world, and it takes 25 liters of donkey milk to make 1 kilogram of pule. It sometimes sells for over $500 per pound. It supposedly has 60 times more Vitamin C than cheese from cow’s milk.
Djokovic is opening a chain of restaurants which will feature this cheese, so he bought the upcoming year’s supply of it for his own use. Supposedly this cost him millions of dollars, but he can afford it. He’s been a top 3 tennis player in the world for several years now, and last year he made $19.8 million.
The Buffet o’ Blog staff has talked about opening our own restaurant, but we’ve never considered cornering the market on a single ingredient. There’s an obvious reason for that — it takes beaucoups of money. Instead, we’ll just have to create the most awesome restaurant, which I’m confident we could do, given a reasonable amount of investment. Somebody out there has more money than ideas, and we’re still waiting for their people to contact our people. If you know one of these people, give ’em a swift kick or light a fire under ’em (not literally), to push them in the right direction. I know there’s already some great restaurants, but it’s clear that many places just don’t get it. For example, I know of restaurants that don’t use any bacon… for anything. Obviously, you don’t have to, but given the fact that bacon makes almost any dish considerably better, why would you not have bacon in your restaurant? These things seem like common sense to us, but as the saying goes, common sense isn’t.
The annual World Cheese Dip Competition will be held again this weekend. Some day I will attend this, and talks are already in discussion among the Buffet o’ Blog staff to conquer this challenge next year. (Copious amounts of research will be required, which will be fun!)
Anyhow, I looked at the Facebook page for the event, and saw a couple of ads worth passing along:
I’m married, so I’m not commenting on that! Moving along…
The way I understand the event, everyone who attends gets to sample cheese dip and vote for a People’s Choice Award. So the last ad really does apply. (Don’t tell my doctor!)
Saw an article the other day that started with this sentence:
If there’s one thing we need more of in America, it’s eight-pound hamburgers.
That’s something you don’t hear too often. There might’ve been a touch of sarcasm if you read in-between the lines (even though it’s only one line). Besides, who could even eat an 8-pound hamburger? Probably not even Adam Richman of Man v. Food fame.
What we do need is restaurants offering more options on burgers — like to include copious amounts of bacon, fried egg, various cheeses, ham, different sauces (BBQ, chipotle, cheese dip), etc. Actually, perhaps bacon should come standard on all burgers. Why wouldn’t you want bacon on your burger? [pause to venture deep in thought] I got nothing.
This is just another reminder that Buffet o’ Blog needs some venture funding to start our own restaurant.
Here at Buffet o’ Blog I often write about topics I find humorous, although sometimes the topic turns to food. So when I found these videos that combine humor and food, I had to write about it.
There’s an online food show called “Worst Foods Hall of Shame”. The basic premise is that the host tries unusual recipes that are sent in by readers. As you might guess by the title, some of the concoctions are nasty. But there are some that you’ve probably never heard of but will be tempted to make. The episode linked below has one of each.
In this video the host, Shawn McKee, tries 3 reader-submitted recipes. The first involves Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies topped with sliced cheese. He says they’re okay but missing something, so he improvises and adds maple syrup. The second recipe consists of chocolate cake donuts topped with can tuna (packed in oil). That one sounds incredibly gross. He tries it, and says, “It’s even worse than you’d think it would be. Oily tuna on a chocolate donut? Amazing… amazingly bad.” His third recipe is called “crack weenies”, which are made from smokies and bacon, and it sounds good. (Perhaps we’ll try that last one at a future Buffet o’ Bacon event.)
In that video, he references “bacon candy”. If you’re still reading, I figure you’re interested, like I am. So here’s that video. (A short synopsis is candy made from butter and sugar, a gelatinous mix made from cottage cheese, Jello, and ranch dressing, and then bacon candy. Only one of those am I interested in trying.)
If you are interested in our bacon experiments, here’s the link to our buffet o’ bacon and part 2.