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Old 01-23-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
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50 Things to Eat Before You Die

BBC's "50 things to eat before you die" on Lists of Bests

Thought this was interesting...it's a bit old, but just found it on a BBC site. I have a lonnnnggg way to go to finish a list like this...

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Old 01-23-2008, 10:19 AM   #2
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I guess I have had over half of the list, probably more, but some of the things are a bit dopey eg "Sandwiches by me". Think I will happily ignore the whale items too... ;-)
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:25 AM   #3
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The only things on that list that I haven't had are
Moreton Bay Bugs (have never been "down under")
Whale meat
whale blubber
Reindeer meat
Cream Tea ??? don't even know what that is!

of those that I have had, you can keep the haggis and the durian!
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:49 AM   #4
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All but seven an dif you consider elk to be the same as reindeer - they are very similar six.

Some I have never heard of - like the Moreton Bay bugs and that fish I forget the name of.

As far as whale goes, would be happy to try it but doubt I will ever be anywhere I can get the chance. Same with durian.

I am not impressed by the list, think there may be many far more intiguing and tasty dishes that might have been included. And I am not talking about still beating cobra hearts or marinated pollack guts.
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I've got 36/50.


And I agree that the list isn't very exciting overall. I definitely would like to try Baramundi some day.
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Old 01-23-2008, 11:37 AM   #6
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I guess I am a very picky eater - I only got 22/50. And there weren't too many of the things I haven't eaten that I really want to try.
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:15 PM   #7
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Hey, maybe each of us should make his/her own "Bucket List" of things we WANT to eat before we die!

Topping my list would be Kobe beef and truffles (the fungus kind). Otherwise, I think my list would be much more pedestrian.

For example, I've been saying for 20 years that I want to try a burger from Fuddrucker's (which is close to my house). Haven't made it over there yet.

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Old 01-23-2008, 12:46 PM   #8
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50 White Castle cheese burgers
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:22 PM   #9
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37 out of 50. Whoo hoo!!! I'll pass on the whale products as well.
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:59 PM   #10
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37 out of 50. Whoo hoo!!! I'll pass on the whale products as well.
would you say the same thing if whale blubber tasted anything like bacon? (not saying it does, cause I don't know, but IF it did.....)
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:18 PM   #11
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I'm not sure Chef June... I figure as long as I have bacon then there is no need to partake in the blubber... sounds gross putting it that way!!! LOL!
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:06 PM   #12
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38 for me. I refuse to eat anything whale so that knocks of 2 of them. The smell stops me from eating durian. Not sure what cream tea is. No Alligator, but I've eaten rattlesnake, bear, moose, porcipine, analope, and sea cucumber.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:10 PM   #13
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I just googled "cream tea" and it's simply a scone with jam and clotted cream served with a cup of tea. Now that I know what it is, I'm 23/50!
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:10 PM   #14
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Well, I hit 32 of the 50, not sure how many of the rest I want to eat. I want to try lobster but feel really awkward about trying it.

BTW cream tea is an English special. Devon and Cornish teas are the best. They consist of fresh scones served with a thick jam (preferably strawberry) and (ideally) clotted cream. You layer the cream & jam on the cut scone and enjoy. The big debate is cream or jam first.

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I've eaten all but 6 things. I don't know why but I find that odd. It must mean the list isn't exciting enough!
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:43 PM   #16
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I have 12 things to go. Though, since I'm keeping kosher I doubt I ever will.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:44 PM   #17
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Oh, just read about the cream tea, I gues I am down to 11.
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How to cook a dead whale if you find one...........

Know that you cannot eat a whole whale by yourself.........
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Recipes-Kwakuitl

How to cook a dead whale if you find one...........

Know that you cannot eat a whole whale by yourself.........
Copied and pasted if I ever see one floating in the lake!

And the "Know that you cannot eat a whole whale by yourself" reminds me of the recipe for cooking an elephant - never put rabbit in your elephant stew because no one likes hare in their food.
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And the "Know that you cannot eat a whole whale by yourself" reminds me of the recipe for cooking an elephant - never put rabbit in your elephant stew because no one likes hare in their food.

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