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Old 05-31-2005, 08:23 AM   #1
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Fifty things to eat before you die

Early last year, the BBC did a survey asking people to list their suggestions for 50 things to try before you die. Here's the 50 most popular items. I've eaten 49 - (I draw the line at guinea pigs!). Some are common foods, but some are less so... Some I'd never eat again! What would yo add to the list?
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
12. Clam chowder
13. Barbecues
14. Pancakes
15. Pasta
16. Mussels
17. Cheesecake
18. Lamb
19. Cream tea
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
35. Paella
36. Barramundi
37. Reindeer
38. Kebab
39. Scallops
40. Australian meat pie
41. Mango
42. Durian fruit
43. Octopus
44. Ribs
45. Roast beef
46. Tapas
47. Jerk chicken/pork
48. Haggis
49. Caviar
50. Cornish pasty

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Old 05-31-2005, 08:30 AM   #2
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Couldn't resist, Ishbel!
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Old 05-31-2005, 09:06 AM   #5
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Ishbel, I think I could handle most anything except Haggis. I just can't stand oatmeal.
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Old 05-31-2005, 09:37 AM   #6
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Ahhh, but there's oatmeal and there's Scottish oatmeal!!!

I draw the line at guinea pig......
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Old 05-31-2005, 09:53 AM   #7
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I haven't had Thai, Kangaroo, Austrailian Meat Pies, Cornish Pasties, Reindeer, Durian, Octopus, or Tapas, yet. What are Moreton Bay Bugs, Cream Tea, and Barramundi? I'm not sure that I could eat a Guinea Pig, or Haggis.
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Old 05-31-2005, 10:03 AM   #8
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ISHBEL!!! You ate REINDEER???? Rudolf?

Guinea pig sort of makes me gag too. What is Barramundi?

I'd sort of like to try Fugu someday. It might be my last dish though!
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Old 05-31-2005, 10:28 AM   #9
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Barramundi is an Australian fish.
Yes, Alix..... Rudolph (or his brother or sister) whilst in Lapland!!!

Allen - Moreton Bay Bugs are Aussie shellfish - see here
http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/fishweb/2548.html A cream tea is a Cornish cream tea - scones, strawberry or raspberry jam, clotted cream and a pot of tea.
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Old 05-31-2005, 10:35 AM   #10
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jellied moose nose
dulse, laver, or hijiki
truffles
foie gras
snails
black and white pudding
boxtie
bbq iguana
bresaola and prosciutto
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I'd put Greek Food at the top of the list. Yummy!
And add fresh chocolate chip cookies ( made by my husband, they are the best)
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i would add mole' to that list, as well as a chicago-style hot dog
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I love how they mention "american diner breakfast"... there's really nothing like it and it's totally desserving of being on that list.
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umm, yeah, i read that too. just what do they mean by "american diner breakfast". can't see the forest for the trees, i guess.
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Two fried eggs
hashbrowns
ham, bacon, sausage ( your choice)
toast or English muffin
coffee
( lots of grease!!)

That would be my guess buckyt
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Old 05-31-2005, 02:23 PM   #17
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jellied moose nose


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black and white pudding
I'm almost afraid to ask

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boxtie
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bbq iguana
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lol alix,

ok.
black and white puddings, or puddin (there's some difference between the irish and scottish versions depending on if and the type of meats added) are sausages containing suet, spices, and oatmeal. the black puddng gets it's color from blood.

boxtie are a type of potato pancake.

bbq iguana. i went hiking in the jungles of the yucatan, and after sharing my food with some locals, they "shared" the iguana with me. i think i shocked them when i ate it. hey, when in rome...
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OK, I was afraid of that black and white pudding thing. My dad LOVED blood sausage (also black sausage) and I can't get past the thought to taste the stuff.

Boxtie potato pancakes? Interesting. If you find a recipe that is one I will try. We make potato pancakes, and potato balls, and potato...well everything. (Yes, my husband has Irish blood, and Norwegian too, so lefse is also a staple.)

OK, now my list,

Freshly smoked salmon
Old country perohe (perogies)
Belgian chocolates

I've got more but this will do to start.
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irish / norwegian / north american men rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

here's a boxtie recipe that looks authentic. i've never made it before.

6 potatoes, grated fine, almost pureed, but not quite
6 eggs
1 cup of flour
tsp. baking soda
2 teaspoon of salt
Butter
Mix all ingredients together. Melt butter on a skillet and cook just like a pancake
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