a like to play a fun game called cheap vs. expensive.
for example: cheap underwear, expensive bras. or cheap eyebrow wax, expensive bikini wax. in life, it is important sometimes to spend more, because you will get more. also because, in some cases (bikini wax), the stakes are kind of high. with some other things, cheap will do you just fine.
today i went to broadway panhandler and bought some more silpat, because: cheap cookie pan, expensive silpat. is this making sense yet? it comes into play with food all the time. no need to get a fancy piece of pizza. really, the cheap stuff can be extraordinary. don't buy cheap oysters though. or so i have heard.
i welcome your examples (food related, or not) of cheap vs. expensive.