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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Eric Lamar
IAFF Corruption: $795.30
I'll give you $50 for every politician at either of those dinners. Will you give me $50 for every IAFF member around that table? Members of Congress have a gift rule limit of $50. You couldn't get an appetizer and a drink for $50 at Il Mulino.
2015-08-27 16:55:58
Jeremy
IAFF Corruption: $795.30
What's the context of these dinners? One of the jobs of the president is to lobby politicians and that includes wining and dinning.
2015-08-27 16:52:44
Paul Hoffman
IAFF Corruption: That Ole’ Grey Goose
Don't forget the Silver Oak or Franciscan...oh but wait we do have some kind of wine deal via the IAFF for gift giving...Right?
2015-08-27 14:48:51
Concerned IAFF Member
IAFF Corruption: $795.30
Eric, can you provide any additional information on the dinners? I.E. who attended, and what was the purpose.
2015-08-27 03:21:10
Eric Lamar
IAFF Corruption: $795.30
I am sure they are eating at Golden Corral and Sizzler Steakhouse these days.
2015-08-27 00:28:22
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