koralleen (koralleen) wrote,

Foods to try

Some British paper published the results of a poll determining the 50 foods people should try before they die. Some of the "foods" were categories too general to be interesting (e.g., "American Diner Breakfast"), but I would like to make my own list out of food that I've seen mentioned in books but never encountered in real life. Here's a start:
  • Baked Alaska
  • Bananas (the little short red kind)
  • Barley Sugar Something
  • Blancmange
  • Clotted Cream
  • Hot Tea with Yak Butter
  • Melons (the greeny-crackly kind)
  • Pemmican
  • Turkish Delight

All of these are from kids' books. I found a book that looks interesting (translated title: The Realm of Gourmands: the function of food in children's literature) but I will have to wait to read the translation or learn Swedish. Possibly an excerpt will show up within my newly-accumulated wealth of Gastronomicae.

Flossed again!

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