The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

But wait! I thought you had to create the universe first!

$1,500 for a sandwich might seem an exorbitant amount of money for just a sandwich, but perhaps not, if you make it from scratch. And by scratch, I mean starting with wheat seeds and spending the next six months growing and collecting the rest of the ingredients (link via Jason Kottke). I think most of us would know where to get salt from (he gets it from three gallons of ocean water) but what about rennet to make the cheese? Or how to properly kill and dress a chicken?

The series makes me appreciate the modern food supply chain that exists. And the $1,500 price tag not only included the raw materials (about $500 worth) but his time (at minimum wage) spent directly making this sandwich.

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