People say kings lived lavishly, and kings had the best of everything.
Only to certain extend.
The tales of peasants eating better than kings are stories passed down for centuries. You see, when one hits rock bottom, all becomes gold.
Pork bellies are cheap. Ground up pig parts stuffed in a wrapping is even cheaper. Learn how to cook these properly and it will bring about joy that surpass pieces of premium kobe beef.
Appreciate the little things in life, while eyeing the bigger prices. Not because you want it, because you are capable.