January 28th, 2006

Sheila

Food meme

Via kinkyturtle:

From this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/tv_and_radio/50eats_index.shtml
The BBC asked people to vote for the top 50 things everyone should try a bite of in their lifetime.
Bold the ones you've eaten. (even a bite counts)

The Top 50 Foods to Try

1. Fresh fish
2. Lobster
3. Steak
4. Thai food
5. Chinese food
6. Ice cream
7. Pizza
8. Crab
9. Curry
10. Prawns

11. Moreton Bay Bugs (never heard of 'em)
12. Clam chowder
13. Barbecues
(both the real thing and the stuff silly Wisconsinites call barbecue)
14. Pancakes
15. Pasta
16. Mussels
17. Cheesecake
18. Lamb

19. Cream tea (though I'd like to, just from the name)
20. Alligator
21. Oysters
22. Kangaroo
23. Chocolate
24. Sandwiches
25. Greek food
26. Burgers
27. Mexican food
28. Squid
29. American diner breakfast
30. Salmon
31. Venison

32. Guinea pig
33. Shark
34. Sushi
(bleagh...I prefer my food cooked, thank you)
35. Paella
36. Barramundi
37. Reindeer
38. Kebab
39. Scallops

40. Australian meat pie (I've wanted to try this ever since reading Terry Pratchett's description)
41. Mango
42. Durian fruit (uhm. Why, exactly?)
43. Octopus
44. Ribs
45. Roast beef
46. Tapas
47. Jerk chicken/pork

48. Haggis
49. Caviar
50. Cornish Pasty

and a special bonus entry, as howardtayler pointed out:

51. Chupaquesos

If you click through to the article, you'll find links to all of them saying just what they are.

In general, I'll eat anything that doesn't eat me first, but there are a few exceptions, mainly vegetables: I can't stand anything slimy, which knocks out tomatoes and okra; carrots are the biggest yuk in existence; and, for some reason, I can't get past the smell of properly prepared crawfish, even though the one time I was able to eat them (by not being able to smell anything), they were yummy.
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