Earlier this week Kenwood released a Food Lovers Bucket List - AKA a compendium of the 50 things you should eat before you die. Compiled by experts, including chef and TV presenter Simon Rimmer, Great British Bake Off finalist Miranda Gore Brown and capricious writer and critic Giles Coren, the list features all sorts of tasty must-eat morsels.
Entries range from the simply attained (gorging yourself silly on fresh British asparagus and making your own soup) to the further afield (chowing down on street food in Kuala Lumpur and sampling the sushi at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market). A few choice restaurants also make the cut, including Knightsbridge bolt-hole Racine, Michel Roux Jr's double-starred Le Gavroche and New York's Carnegie Deli.
Kenwood has done a great job in compiling this list, but I can't help but think of a few personal experiences I'd like to add. So, just in case they ask me next time, here are my first ten suggestions...
1. Okari nuts bought from a roadside market in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
2. Barbecued fish at Le Dernier Comptoir Colonial, Douala, Cameroon.
3. Octopus carpaccio at La Petite Maison, Hotel Vendome, Beirut, Lebanon.
4. Bake & Shark from Richard's on Maracas Beach, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
5. Entrecote at any Relais restaurant in Paris, France.
6. Butter, vegemite and avocado on toasted Turkish bread.
7. Sourdough pizza from Franco Manca, Brixton Market, London.
8. French toast at the Hotel du Vin, Cambridge.
10. Drinking milk fresh from a Norwegian cow.
Take a look at the Kenwood Food Lovers bucket list. I've done quite a few - how about you? What do you think needs to be added? Leave me a comment below, I'd LOVE to know.
For information on the Kenwood Food Lovers Bucket List - and to meet the panelists - click here.
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