Forking It Over
It may be hard to believe, but food and beverages sell for exorbitant prices at auctions all the time. The reasons for the sky-high bids vary. Sometimes the item is a luxury food that commands high prices in restaurants. It may be a one-of-a-kind product or have an interesting tie to history. Often, interesting foods are sold at charity auctions where the rich and famous are happy to plunk down tens of thousands for a good cause. Here are some foods that have fetched eye-popping prices — including the world's oldest known bottle of rum.