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Jun 30, 2008 12:39 AM

Food "Bucket List"?

We just saw the tear jerking movie The Bucket List. What I wonder is what would you want to find to eat, that you never have had, if you knew you're days were numbered? Gorge on truffles? Puffer fish shashimi? Beluga caviar?

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  1. Ha, good question.

    Me? Peanut butter, donuts, and ice cream.

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      1. re: Gooseberry

        Oh? I didn't understand the sentence to mean the food was restricted to items the person never had. I thought the food 'bucket list' was about those foods one could gorge on because one was soon going to be dead. As others have spoken about.

        If it's something I've never had, there isn't anything in my 'bucket' then, and for sure an intelligent animal that I want to eat alive ain't in it.

        Nope, it's still peanut butter, donuts and ice cream. Eaten with abandon.

        1. re: dolores

          Ooooh, I thought the same as you. Things you'd want to eat if you knew the end was near.

          1. re: lynnlato

            Yes, lynnlato. There really isn't anything out there that I have a hankering for, so for me, my 'bucket list' would be my current 'do not eat' list.

          2. re: dolores

            I haven't seen the movie, but I believe the idea was to do all the stuff you hadn't done yet, but always wanted to. I don't mind if people list their have-to-have-again food experiences instead of never-had-must-try food experiences; I was just terribly concerned that you might not have ever eaten ice cream!

            1. re: Gooseberry

              Thanks for the clarification, Gooseberry.

              It's funny, though, I can't really think of any untried foods that I 'must have'.

              I do know, though, that I'd like to find a source for top notch caviar. I had the 'burst in your mouth' variety once, and haven't found it again.

              1. re: dolores

                Unless you're exclusively interested in sturgeon caviar, I've had some truy delicious "pop in your mouth" salmon roe from Washington state. It's probably available on the web with overnight shipping.

                1. re: Caroline1

                  Thanks, Caroline, I'll make a note of it.

                  1. re: Caroline1

                    we used to eat Burbot caviar in Finland often, very delicious and very cheap' Eaten on a buckwheat pancake w/ sour cream and diced onion.

                  2. re: dolores

                    It's probably a sign of a life well-lived and well-eaten.

                    For the record, ice cream would probably come in my top five in a have-to-be-repeated bucket list.

                    1. re: Gooseberry

                      To me, ice cream would have its own bucket list. And a trip to Danmark would be necessary to complete it.

                      Stupid dairy allergy.

                      1. re: Gooseberry

                        Thanks, Gooseberry. I have no outrageous or cruel desires when it comes to food, and overall, don't find food that interesting. Dessert is a different matter altogether, and again, my bucket is a simple one.

                        I guess you are correct, if I didn't have a week to gorge on my top three, I have had enough of them all to last me until judgement day.

            2. Another great reason to be a chowhound considering that all of our day's are numbered.

              1. Foie gras, good bread, prosciutto, onion bagels, Krispy Kreme donuts (I'm a diabetic so I would binge...well.... like there's no tomorrow). Hoagies, cheesesteaks... oooh, Whatchamacallit candy bars!

                Okay, that's day one.

                1. A Peter Luger's Porterhouse for 2 served for 1 (me).

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                  1. re: TonyO

                    LOL! I'll be at the table next to you chowing down (alone) on the same thing. Medium rare.

                  2. Man, so little time and so much food! Eat my way around 3 cuisines in China, Mexico and France, oh, what the hell, the Mediterranean and all of Asia as well.
                    Champagne and Beluga every day! (Funny, I've only eaten Beluga as a poor student in the Old Soviet Union almost 40years ago.) w/ raw oyster chasers.

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                    1. re: Passadumkeg

                      My husband always tells a similar story, while he was travelling in the 60's he was in either Afghanastan or Iran, and you could buy scoops of caviar for a quarter.