The Foodie's List of 100 Things to Eat Before You Die
"You may have tried only 20 or so" of the items on the "100 things to eat before you die" list that's been making the rounds on Facebook, wrote The Sun earlier this week.
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And while that may be true for a majority of typical eaters, I found that I'd eaten 92 out of the 100 items on the list -- many of which I didn't consider all that exotic or bizarre.
Indeed, the modern "foodie" -- as much as we may hate that description -- tends to have the kind of adventurous palate that comes from eating for sport, a joy of traveling, a compulsion to connect with other cultures and the sheer novelty of finding something new and interesting in this over-explored world.
In that vein, we here at EOW have developed a new list: The Foodie's List of 100 Things to Eat Before You Die. Consider it Doom played at the Ultra-Violence level (the regular list is clearly "Don't Hurt Me" while the "Nightmare!" level is reserved for the likes of the Anthonys Bourdain and Zimmern).
Photo by Jon Young Balut is child's play. We're just getting started.
The Foodie's List of 100 Things to Eat Before You Die...and yes, some of these are beverages. But what beverages they are...
Photo by Dr Phil Doro wat, an Ethiopian favorite
2. Avocado smoothie
3. Doro wat
4. Bean pie
6. Bone marrow
8. Amaebi nigirizushi
9. Squash blossoms