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mar52

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Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Wed, 09/14/11 11:43 PM (permalink)
Reading Dale's trip thread made me realize that there are foods out there that I want to taste.  Here is a little list:
 
Raisin pie and sour cream raisin pie.   I'll take one bite to say I did it.  Who knows...  I might take two.
 
Persimmon anything except raw
 
Pork tenderloin
 
Wild rice soup
 
lobster roll
 
Clam pie
 
Food from Nepal
 
Grouper
 
Berger cookies
 
Baluga caviar
 
I'm sure there are many more, but the mind is slow.
 
Corn meal mush
 
 
 
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    MellowRoast

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    Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Thu, 09/15/11 6:22 AM (permalink)
    I'm sure I can't think of everything I'd like to try, but I'll go with steamed burgers, authentic jerk chicken, and lobster rolls.
     
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      ScreamingChicken

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      Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Thu, 09/15/11 9:55 AM (permalink)
      White clam pizza.
       
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        mbrookes

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        Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Thu, 09/15/11 10:22 AM (permalink)
        I had never eaten lobster roll until last week at my sister's place in Rhode Island. I am now a real fan. It was wonderful!
         
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          SeamusD

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          Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Thu, 09/15/11 1:21 PM (permalink)
          The only think I can think of is foie gras. I've had pork liver pate and liked it, but never duck liver.
           
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            Davydd

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            Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Thu, 09/15/11 1:35 PM (permalink)
            I finally got in a Runza and a horseshoe this year. Oddly, those should have been easy knockoffs for me but just never got around to it. I had my first foie gras on board a ship in the Mediterranean last fall.  I've had just about everything mentioned in this thread so far except Berger cookies are not ringing a bell.
             
            Thinking, thinking. I can't remember if I have had scrapple. If I did it would have been when I was a kid.
             
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              felix4067

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              Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Thu, 09/15/11 2:17 PM (permalink)
              Conch fritters...I've had conch salad and it was fabulous, but never fritters, which I hear are even better.
               
              Honestly, I can't think of anything else. I've traveled so much that there's not a whole lot I haven't tried that I want to. Not that there aren't things I haven't tried, just that I have no interest in doing so.
               
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                BelleReve

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                Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Thu, 09/15/11 3:48 PM (permalink)
                these are foods I'd be willing to try a small taste of:
                balut
                durian
                kim chee
                caviar
                truffles -had the gnocchi with crabmeat and truffles at Restaurant August, but the truffles were so finely chopped, I don't recall any distinct taste
                 
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                  ann peeples

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                  Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Thu, 09/15/11 3:53 PM (permalink)
                  Of course I would love to try the many, many things named here on Roadfood, but extensive travel would require that.I have been lucky to have been a specialty food buyer for a grocery store, and HAD to try foie gras, baluga caviar, wld rice soup( a Wisconsin staple), etc. If I had to pick one thing it would be a buttered lobster roll from Maine.
                   
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                    ann peeples

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                    Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Thu, 09/15/11 3:55 PM (permalink)
                    Belle-when I finally visit you in New Orleans- we will seek out caviar together along with all your specialties!!
                     
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                      billyboy

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                      Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Thu, 09/15/11 4:01 PM (permalink)
                      In no particular order (and certainly not an exhaustive list!): 
                      Muffaletta
                      BPT
                      Loosmeats
                      Carne Adovada
                      CT Style Hot Lobster Roll
                      Fried Onion Burger
                      Nashville Hot Chicken
                      Michigan Style Hot Dogs (northern NY state) & Detroit Coneys & NY System Hot Dogs
                      Sour Cream Raisin Pie
                      Kentucky Hot Brown
                      Turkey Devonshire
                      Country Ham
                      Shrimp & Grits
                      Italian Beef Sandwich
                      Huckleberry Pie
                      CFS
                      Sonoran Hot Dogs
                      Grape Nut Pudding
                      Ployes
                      Hot Cheese Sandwiches
                      Pizza Strips
                      Johnnycakes
                      Stuffies
                      Horseshoe
                      Slinger
                      Cioppino
                      Chop Suey
                      Migas
                      just to start...!
                       
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                        mar52

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                        Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Thu, 09/15/11 10:12 PM (permalink)
                        I've had fois gras.  It's worth the wait!
                         
                        I think I'd like to have the entire presentation of Peking Duck.  Most restaurants only serve the duck in the little pancakes which is the final preparation as I've been told.  I haven't had any.
                         
                        I've never been to a Dim Sum restaurant and would like to do so.
                         
                        Runzas are now on my list.  (Not purple)
                         
                        Are Johnnycakes the same as cornmeal mush?  If not add them to my list.
                         
                        I'd like coffee milk served to me in Rhode Island.
                         
                        CRAWFISH BISQUE with the heads/thorax of the actual crawfish stuffed with dumpling mixture.  If I'm going to have it, I want to have it all the way.
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
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                          chefbuba

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                          Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Thu, 09/15/11 11:13 PM (permalink)
                          billyboy


                          In no particular order (and certainly not an exhaustive list!): 
                          Muffaletta
                          BPT
                          Loosmeats
                          Carne Adovada
                          CT Style Hot Lobster Roll
                          Fried Onion Burger
                          Nashville Hot Chicken
                          Michigan Style Hot Dogs (northern NY state) & Detroit Coneys & NY System Hot Dogs
                          Sour Cream Raisin Pie
                          Kentucky Hot Brown
                          Turkey Devonshire
                          Country Ham
                          Shrimp & Grits
                          Italian Beef Sandwich
                          Huckleberry Pie
                          CFS
                          Sonoran Hot Dogs
                          Grape Nut Pudding
                          Ployes
                          Hot Cheese Sandwiches
                          Pizza Strips
                          Johnnycakes
                          Stuffies
                          Horseshoe
                          Slinger
                          Cioppino
                          Chop Suey
                          Migas
                          just to start...!

                          Have a friend that picks huckleberries every year... his trademark is to bring huckleberry pie to any function...Mmmmmm Good Stuff!
                           
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                            6star

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                            Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Fri, 09/16/11 12:34 AM (permalink)
                            mar52



                            Are Johnnycakes the same as cornmeal mush?  If not add them to my list.



                            To me, they are totally different, though they are both made with corn meal.  A jonnycake is a fried cornmeal pancake.  Mush is made by cooking the cornmeal in water until thickened, pouring the mixture into a 3" X 4" X 12" rectangular loaf dish, letting it cool (solidify), and slicing into 1/2" thick slices, which are then fried before serving.
                             
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                              mar52

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                              Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Fri, 09/16/11 12:40 AM (permalink)
                              Definitely different.  I want both.
                               
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                                MellowRoast

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                                Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Fri, 09/16/11 3:51 AM (permalink)
                                Coffee milk is great.  A local store sells Autocrat/Eclipse/Coffee Time syrups from RI, and I make coffee milk quite often.  All 3 syrups are made by Autocrat.  I wonder why coffee milk hasn't caught on throughout the country.
                                <message edited by MellowRoast on Fri, 09/16/11 3:56 AM>
                                 
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                                  SeamusD

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                                  Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Fri, 09/16/11 8:50 AM (permalink)
                                  I've also wanted to try ceviche, but it would have to be specific because I hate seafood in general... tuna or something similar, no shellfish or anything remotely fishy tasting or I wouldn't eat it. I like the idea of the citrus with onion and herbs, I just can't do most seafood.
                                   
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                                    BelleReve

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                                    Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Fri, 09/16/11 6:38 PM (permalink)
                                    Ann - look forward to it, Oct-Apr is the best time to visit.  
                                    billyboy should plan to meet us for muffaletas, and we can travel on and meet up with Mar52 in Breaux Bridge (first weekend in May) for their crawfish festival.
                                      
                                     
                                     
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                                      Davydd

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                                      Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Fri, 09/16/11 6:55 PM (permalink)
                                      Even though I went to college for 6 years in Cincinnati I can't recall if I had ever eaten goetta either. But then again all I really ever remember is drinking the gut swill local 3.2 beers that I didn't like but drank anyway.  
                                       
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                                        lleechef

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                                        Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Sat, 09/17/11 10:31 AM (permalink)
                                        I have eaten all over the world so there's nothing I really haven't eaten.  But there is ONE thing I will never eat again......muktuk......whale blubber.  Nope.  Never again.
                                         
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                                          mar52

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                                          Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Sat, 09/17/11 4:05 PM (permalink)
                                          Whale Blubber?  OMG
                                           
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                                            CajunKing

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                                            Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Sat, 09/17/11 11:20 PM (permalink)
                                            mar52


                                            Definitely different.  I want both.

                                             
                                            I had fried mush for dinner tonight, fired in a bit of lard and dusted with cajun seasoning and then a small square of hot pepper cheese on the top.
                                             
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                                              mar52

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                                              Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Sat, 09/17/11 11:47 PM (permalink)
                                              CajunKing


                                              mar52


                                              Definitely different.  I want both.


                                              I had fried mush for dinner tonight, fired in a bit of lard and dusted with cajun seasoning and then a small square of hot pepper cheese on the top.

                                              Yes! I want it!   Glad to hear that you had some protein, even it is a protein I've had.
                                               
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                                                bartl

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                                                Re:Foods you've never eaten but now want to try. Sun, 09/18/11 5:10 PM (permalink)
                                                I've had most of the items mentioned. But a few things I have never had, but would be willing to try:
                                                 
                                                Sweetbreads
                                                Shad Roe (and I've read most of the Nero Wolfe novels and have the Nero Wolfe cookbook)
                                                Haggis (strangely enough, if it were baked instead of boiled, I would almost certainly like it; boiled, I'm not so sure).
                                                 
                                                Some things I have had...
                                                Beluga Caviar: It's good, but I like the much less expensive salmon almost as well. Food writer Arthur Schwartz recommends pressed beluga caviar as a less expensive but just as flavorful form of beluga.
                                                Fois Gras: Delicious. But to the person who mentioned duck, that's a cheaper form of the real thing; god, but not as good as real goose fois gras. Illegal in many states. because of the real or supposed maltreatment of the geese.
                                                Authentic Jerk: Grace and Walker's Wood both make jerk marinades which is what most of the Jamaican people of my acquaintance use. I've asked barbecue guru Steve Raichlen what American wood I could use as a decent substitute for the pimento branches used in Jamaica; he said that oak is fine, but I have seen the pimento wood sold online from several sources. One trick I use is to slash the chicken on the bone (similar to tandoori marinating technique), then marinating in a plastic bag for 24 hours.
                                                Dim Sum restaurant: It helps a LOT to go with someone who speaks Mandarin.
                                                 
                                                Bart
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
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