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the 50 foods

last seen in patgreene's journal.

50 things to eat before you die as voted by members of http://www.bbc.co.uk. To my mind this explains the lack of easily available items like strawberries, but I'm still not sure why popular European gourmet items like truffles aren't on there.

Bold : Have eaten
Plain : Have not eaten
Italic : Would happily eat again

1. Fresh fish
2. Lobster (I don't hate it, but I don't really like it either, and there are cheaper butter delivery mechanisms.)
3. Steak
4. Thai food
5. Chinese food
6. Ice cream
7. Pizza

8. Crab (I only like it in soups, crab cakes, and California rolls)
9. Curry
10. Prawns (I do eat one occasionally, but I don't much care for them.)
11. Moreton Bay Bugs (I gather this is a form of lobster. See lobster.)
12. Clam chowder
13. Barbecues
14. Pancakes
15. Pasta

16. Mussels (Are you noticing a theme here? I don't like shellfish much.)
17. Cheesecake
18. Lamb

19. Cream tea (Unless this means Tea with cream in it)
20. Alligator (Can't remember, but think not.)
21. Oysters (Don't care for them, even if it makes me a bad lesbian.)
22. Kangaroo (Would try)
23. Chocolate
24. Sandwiches
25. Greek food
26. Burgers
27. Mexican food

28. Squid
29. American diner breakfast
30. Salmon (I only like a couple varieties of smoked salmon.)
31. Venison (I wouldn't turn it down, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat it again, either.)
32. Guinea pig (Would try, but since I mostly think of guinea pigs as pets, probably wouldn't make a habit of eating it.)
33. Shark
34. Sushi

35. Paella (Too much shellfish.)
36. Barramundi (I have no idea what this is.)
37. Reindeer (I've had an elk burger, does that count?)
38. Kebab
39. Scallops
(OK, an exception to the shellfish rule.)
40. Australian meat pie (How is this different from a Cornish pasty?)
41. Mango
42. Durian fruit (Based on what I've heard, not terribly interested.)
43. Octopus (I'm occasionally in the mood for it, but mostly don't like the texture.)
44. Ribs
45. Roast beef
46. Tapas
47. Jerk chicken/pork

48. Haggis (Not very interested.)
49. Caviar
50. Cornish pasty


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 21st, 2004 02:00 am (UTC)
I should respond to this at length, but you might want me to hang around when you eat things like lobster and crab: I get tired of eating them long before I get tired or cranking the shells open and extracting the meat. I'm the ideal table companion at an all-you-can-eat shellfish fest.
Dec. 21st, 2004 08:16 am (UTC)
What a cool trait!

On my mother's 80th birthday, my dad and I took her out to lunch and she had a whole crab. She got frustrated with getting the meat out, so I made my dad shell the rest of the crab for her.

As for me, I don't like them well enough to eat them when they're shelled for me, and I'm also no good at shelling them. So at the shellfish fest I'll just sit in the corner and eat the bread and baked beans.
Dec. 21st, 2004 03:46 am (UTC)
Barramundi is a type of fish....very subtle flavour but much nicer than your run of the mill fish. Moreton Bay bugs are kinda like lobster but have a more intense flavour - and are smaller. An Aussie meat pie is NOTHING like a cornish pasty - they come from different ends of the pastry scale. An aussie meat pie is a pie shape like a fruit mince pie, and then has lost of lovely gravy and mince on the instead. if served properly will have large dollop of tomato sauce on top and when you bite into it meat and sauce will squirt out of other side! (here ends the food lesson from a complete stranger!)
Dec. 21st, 2004 08:17 am (UTC)
Aussie meat pie sounds yummy - I'll leave y'all the bugs :)
Dec. 21st, 2004 10:56 am (UTC)
Deal - I am picky bout my meat pies...much rather shell fish anyday!
Dec. 21st, 2004 07:45 pm (UTC)
Cream tea is an experience, rather than just the tea with cream in it. There are several places around the Bay Area tha serve it, if you wanted to remedy this lack in your culinary repertoire. :^)

And I used to buy Aussie meat pies at a little shop over on College Ave. in Oakland. Don't know if they're still there. They used to be staple food for SCA events.
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