|At Whole Foods Market in Paramus on Thursday, shoppers were offered samples of scrambled ostrich egg.|
By Victor E. Sasson
I do a lot of gawking when I'm in Whole Foods Market in Paramus -- and not just at the prices.
On Thursday, I saw a California-raised ostrich egg for sale in the produce department.
I wouldn't pay $39.99 for such a huge egg. Would you?
I loved the big-yolk duck eggs sold at Goffle Road Poultry Farm in Wyckoff, but stopped buying them when the price shot up to about $2 an egg.
At Whole Foods, a cook offered samples of scrambled ostrich egg. He said the yolk was bigger than his fist.
Guess what? It tasted like a chicken egg.
|It's a fish-eat-fish world.|
At the fish counter, I gawked at the heads of a grouper and a monkfish displayed on a bed of ice.
The monkfish (at right in the photo) came from Barnegat Light, one of New Jersey's premier fishing ports.
Fresh, wild-caught coho salmon fillet was $16.99, compared to the $10.99 a pound my wife paid on Wednesday at Costco Wholesale in Hackensack.
I bought frozen, antibiotic-free chicken backs and necks for $1.29 a pound and frozen, organic chicken feet for $3.99 a pound (all for soup).