Luxury Meals That Were Once “Poor Man’s” Food

Truffles

 


Delicious, delicate, fragrant, rare and very expensive. Yes, we are talking about truffles, today pure luxury for the most refined palates, once known as “stupid mushrooms” everywhere in the world.

They were incredibly cheap so much so that they were served as a condiment recently: it is said that Napoleon almost lost control of his army after having served white truffle ravioli at every meal for a month in an attempt to reduce costs. It seems that, after a gentle uprising, the menu has changed.

 

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