The Foodie's List of 100 Things to Eat Before You Die

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"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.

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.




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Balut is child's play. We're just getting started.
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).


The Foodie's List of 100 Things to Eat Before You Die

...and yes, some of these are beverages. But what beverages they are...

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Doro wat, an Ethiopian favorite
1. Python
2. Avocado smoothie
3. Doro wat
4. Bean pie
5. Foul
6. Bone marrow
7. Fufu
8. Amaebi nigirizushi
9. Squash blossoms
10. Durian


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Russell
Russell

If you're determined to eat all of these before you die, try to identify the many items on the list that will hasten your death, or give you gout, so you can save those for last. For example, the garbage plate, the deep fried whole turkey, the chicken fried bacon, the veal, and many others.

Michael Ishida
Michael Ishida

Most of these foods were first eaten by people who were VERY hungry. Besides, in a lotta cultures you do not pass on protein - even if it's rat-on-a-stick.

Be Hood
Be Hood

I'm only saddened by my limitations with this list due to kosher rules. 

obbop
obbop

List fails.

No mention of boogers.

Peter
Peter

he failed to mentionSpattNibNibCobbled Jellyfishspring tunnicindiblesniri com dek barri

[honestly, I'm just making this stuff up.......but then again, with no description, and only a couple of pictures, this foodie list is just as relevant as mine]

George Henry
George Henry

 I can't be bothered to click through all these pages, so if it's not on there...

Sea Cucumber.  Mmm sea cucumber.Also Whelk, aka Bai Gai.  Sea snail.  It's all right.Also Barnacles (although I haven't tried them myself yet).

Some bloke
Some bloke

Please don't do this...< Previous Page | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10  | Next Page >or at least provide a link for a "single page".The internet is not a book or newspaper, and my mouse does have a scroll wheel.ThanksAlex 

Wastrel Way
Wastrel Way

 I like your presentation of the issue.

If all 100 things were on one page, the article would have perhaps held my attention.  As it was, I gave up after 40.  Also, a single page would have made it possible to present the list as a checklist -- for those who take this seriously.

Satariel
Satariel

Since people are making suggestions, I would also add (seriously) dog and cat meat to the list. These are common foods in places like Cambodia, the Philippines, China, and Korea (even if they deny it).

But most people turn their nose up at these two tasty types of meat.

Asianyum
Asianyum

Asian whore is also good!

Satariel
Satariel

I like balut and avocado smoothies.

5thhenry
5thhenry

96-99...

Oh how purposefully droll...how witty.

DIAF Hipster

Wastrel Way
Wastrel Way

 Haha. Didn't get there.  Too many clicks, not gonna look.  DIAF pageview hipster.

Tom Williams
Tom Williams

I am 47 years old and I haven't eaten anything on that list.  I would eat the Kobe beef though, if I could find and afford it.

Aaron_weinberg
Aaron_weinberg

 Unfortunately, real Kobe beef is illegal to export outside of Japan. 

Root
Root

What's the least bit adventurous about grits or latkes?

Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

I suppose it depends on your perspective. I know plenty of people that won't touch grits, and that's here in Texas. No one person has the same worldview as another -- especially when it comes to food.  :)

Hunterfilter
Hunterfilter

htf is spam on this list. such trash.

Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

I don't know what "htf" means, but Google tells me it's clever Internet slang for "How the fuck." So I'm going to attempt a translation: "How the fuck is Spam on this list? Such trash."

Answer: There are more than a few entries on this list that are slightly tongue-in-cheek pokes at some of the things we foodies go nuts over, like spam or kale. That said, both have their own merits. Including Spam, especially in places like Hawaii where it's a very popular ingredient, although it's equally tasty chopped up and pan-fried with scrambled eggs.

FattyFatBastard
FattyFatBastard

It would appear I've only had 24 items on the list.  But considering how repulsed I was when trying the Uni, I'm pretty content in how broad my horizons are.  Rocky Mountain oysters?  I look forward to trying.  Balut egg?  Not so much.

Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

I was skeptical of the balut, but I found myself really enjoying it. It was a lot like a hardboiled egg crossed with liver. Most of these dishes might look "gross" on the surface, but wouldn't be consistently popular in their respective cultures if they didn't have some redeeming value. (Except for lutefisk. What the hell.)

FattyFatBastard
FattyFatBastard

Oddly enough, ever since the King of the Hill episode where Bobby eats the lutefisk, I've been wanting to try it.

Megan
Megan

Hmmm.  I've never had it, but it's part of my husband's cultural heritage.  I love Andrew Zimmern's description of it (fish Jell-O).  Also, you get the arguments about butter sauce (Norwegians) or cream sauce (Swedes).  Give me the other dishes on the buffet table, like lefse, meatballs and krumkake.

perugourmettours
perugourmettours

I have tried 41 so far. And I would add some dishes:- Mett: Pork Tartar customary in German Beer halls- Ortolan: the forbidden bird in France- horse meat: a no-no for Texans but so delicious- brain of lamb or pig 

Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

These are fantastic additions. (I even know of a place in Chinatown that serves horsemeat... Shh.)

perugourmettours
perugourmettours

 for number 1 and number 4 I have a place in Houston that makes it possible. Trade them against your tip on number 3 if its grilled

Evan
Evan

Things you eat before you die: glass shards, e coli, rat poison, the death row kitchen's lobster, etc....

Sandbarhappy
Sandbarhappy

39 and proud of it. Not sure if I want to get to 100.

ChefSteve
ChefSteve

Is there a prize for having had all 100?

JMTexas
JMTexas

Tahou's!!Between this and the Hofmann's EOW article, props for a double-dip of shout outs to Ra-cha-cha in as many days.

Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

You know what one of life's greatest disappointments is? Trying to recreate your own garbage plate at home. It's never the same.

Christina Uticone
Christina Uticone

Tahou's is just one of the reasons I wasn't the skinniest girl at SUNY Geneseo. ;)

JMTexas
JMTexas

Go Knights! I'm a '99 alumni...for me, it was Mia's pizza.

Christina Uticone
Christina Uticone

Yeah, Mia's! Pizza Pauls is for suckas. I also loved the bagel shop's pizza bagels. YESSSS.

('99 was the goal but I super-seniored it. Hee!)

Megan
Megan

Oh, lutefisk.  The piece of cod which surpasses all understanding, as my father-in-law (the Lutheran pastor) calls it.

Discgolfer22
Discgolfer22

I am going to start with #88 and I think the rest of the list will fall very quickly.

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