The Clock Is Ticking

Like best-dressed lists and the Grammys, food preferences are very subjective. Food journalist Anna Longmore is sure to draw fire as she attempts to quantify deliciousness with a piece in the British lad publication Arena magazine titled, boldly, “Fifty Foods to Try Before You Die.”

Interviewed on NPR, Longmore revealed that the list includes such delicacies as elk heart, fugu, Kobe beef (of course), English cream tea, and vegetarian black pudding. I’ve tasted monkfish liver, also on the list, but I haven’t sampled crispy pig’s ear or duck embryo. That’s OK, Longmore herself hasn’t tried all 50 things on her list. My personal list would include moong dal; what would yours have?

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