Pass THE Mushroom

That Simple Christmas Feast

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In this delightful season when we think of others, often those less fortunate than we are, there is the focus of Christmas, the traditional feast, where participants can communally reflect on the notion that it is “better to give than to receive.”

Uh, hold that thought and pass THE mushroom.

News is leaking out that the French Black Perigord truffle crop is coming up short and that prices are soaring. Black Perigords, (we say “mushrooms” in West Virginia), are also known as black diamonds as they sell for $1200 a pound.

A single truffle large enough to dress a turkey runs about $138.  So much for the mushroom pie.

Oh well, so what if 2 billion people live on $2.50 a day–it’s the thought that counts.

Merry Christmas!


(Credits:  NYT, Guardian)


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