Food to Try Before You Die

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A couple days ago I stumbled upon The Traveler's Lunchbox, a blog dedicated to food and travel with a strong international presence and dialogue between food bloggers from around the world. I'm particularly fond of site author and mastermind blogger Melissa Kronenthal's project dubbed Things to Eat Before You Die, also known as The Foodblogger's Guide to the Globe, a take-off from the well-known book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Check out this guide of international food favorites. 
Be sure to add your "Five Before You Die" to the list!
Photo Source: The Traveler's Lunchbox 

The idea behind Things to Eat Before You Die is to come up with a list of the top five foods that you've eaten in your lifetime that you believe everyone should have to try before they die. This can include not only the tastiest foods that you've had, but also those special recipes or meals that spark memories or mark unforgettable moments. Maybe it was when you tried a certain food for the first time or time spent baking homemade cookies with a child. 

After you've come up with five, then you can post them to the growing list of food favorites from around the world. 

It was really hard to narrow down my list, but here are my five, not in any particular order:

1. A Parisian breakfast of pan au chocolat & cafe au lait 
2. Sweet and spicy North Carolina blue crabs seasoned with Old Bay
3. Delicious salty and raw oysters from Brittany, France
4. Perfect caramel sweet creme brulee in Paris 
5. Paella del mar and a cold glass of bubbling cava in Barcelona, Spain

You are looking at a perfect Parisian breakfast of pan au chocolat, 
a delicious chocolate pastry, with cafe au lait, 
a creamy coffee concoction. Yum!
Photo Source: Flickr

So what are your top five? What are the foods that you can't live without? And what can you tell about someone based on their list? 

Well, for me it's obvious that I have a very big sweet tooth and that I could pretty much float on the ocean and eat seafood my whole life (if I had a stock pile of sweets, of course). 

After scrolling through the list and seeing quite an interesting array of favorites including deep-fried alligator and kangaroo meat, I picked out a few items that I would love to try:

84. Blackberry creme brulee
629. Green Tomato Pie at the Holly Hill Inn in Midway, KY
763. The "Hawaiian breakfast" of half a fresh papaya filled with granola and yogurt served by the restaurant Eggs & Things in Waikiki

Did any of the "foods to try before you die" pique your interest? Which ones will you be adding to your "bucket list" and why? 


Mrs. Dwiggins said...

I just ran by your blog and realized you live in NC so I thought I'd say hey and that I loved reading your post about the different foods...yum!

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