Thursday, August 24, 2006
5 things to eat before you die
After seeing BBC's list of 50 things to eat before you die, Melissa of The Travelers Lunchbox said that she had tried 44 of the things on their list. I looked at the list and haven't had 10 of the things on their list. She challenged all bloggers to think of at least 5 things they would like to eat before they die.
Instead of "things" to eat, I think I am going to choose 5 countries, after all, I've heard that you have to spend at least a year somewhere to get the full experience of the seasons--the different fruits, veggies and food.
My picks are: 1) Italy--While I love pasta and pizza, I want to explore the cuisine more in depth in places such as Florence, Sicily, Naples & Piedmont.
2)France--I have tried French cuisine outside of France but would like to taste the sweets in Paris, spend time at their outside cafes, try some Alsatian wines, French cheeses and see the lavender in Provence.
3)Spain--I have also tried paella and tapas outside of Spain but I would like to try some of Seville's tapas bars and see the sunflowers of Andalusia.
4)New Zealand & Australia--although I have been to Sydney (and never been to NZ), I don't think I tried much of what Australia had to offer when I was there, I'm interested in exploring their cuisines and also their wines.
5)San Francisco--I have a whole list of places to eat at (like Chez Panisse) and chocolates to try (like Recchiuti), plus it is near wine country (and French Laundry).
What would you pick?