EL PAÍS SEMANAL
THE WORLDS MOST EXPENSIVE GARNISH
In addition to its scientific and cosmetic properties, gold has gastronomic delights. The latest: bring an eye-catching element to the most chic of recipes. Following in the footsteps of Quique Dacosta, Juan Mari Arzak and Dani García de Calima have used orogourmet, among others.
Spanish businesses like orogourmet have incorporated karats into their products, as have the bodegas Artesanos del Vino.
According to Mamen Martínez Pérez Sevilla, responsible for orogourmet, its use is associated with the idea of success. It is a psychological factor. Is it eatable? According to the European norms, yes.
Gold is bland and innocuous and is classified as an artificial color E-175. According to the Agencia Española de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición (Spanish Agency of Health and Nutrition Safety), its use is authorized in confectionery, liquor, and others.