Saturday, 28 January 2006
|0820 - Food meme|
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
4. Thai food
5. Chinese food
6. Ice cream
11. Moreton Bay Bugs (never heard of 'em)
12. Clam chowder
13. Barbecues (both the real thing and the stuff silly Wisconsinites call barbecue)
19. Cream tea (though I'd like to, just from the name)
25. Greek food
27. Mexican food
29. American diner breakfast
32. Guinea pig
34. Sushi (bleagh...I prefer my food cooked, thank you)
40. Australian meat pie (I've wanted to try this ever since reading Terry Pratchett's description)
42. Durian fruit (uhm. Why, exactly?)
45. Roast beef
47. Jerk chicken/pork
50. Cornish Pasty
and a special bonus entry, as howardtayler pointed out:
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.
current mood: full
current music: The Cars - Bye Bye Love
Your list is very similar to mine... I've never had Tapas, but I have had alligator, paella, octupus, haggis, and caviar.
We need to get Chupaqueso added to this meme.
Most fo those I wouldn't mind trying...but haggis?!
It's surprisingly good. As in, I was very surprised I liked it when I tried it.
There is plenty of cooked sushi.
If nothing else, try having some Tamago, which is just cooked egg on sushi rice with a bit of wasabi in the middle, and you can add sushi to the list!
And if you like it, try all the other cooked sushi too!
(And though it sounds pretty plain, Tamago is my all time favourite sushi. Especially at Sushi Shigi where the way he prepares and cuts it, it's a work of art too.)