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Jul 24, 2013 09:27 AM

What new food(s) have you tried recently and how was it?

Just in the past week or so:

papaya - hated it
champagne mango - loved it
Apple Cinnamon Cheerios - loved it
Ritter Sport, milk chocolate with butter biscuit - loved it

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  1. Hmm, recent road trip foods...
    Pork tenderloin in Missouri, loved it
    hot beef sandwich in somewheresville, IL - meh.
    Chicago style pizza (Giordanno's in Great Lakes, IL) - tasty but I lived in CT/NY for years, so..
    Strawberry pie (highly recc'd pie shop in Rolla, MO - GAH, don't want ever again. Didn't realize it was (huge, deliciously fresh) berries smothered in pink goo.

    1. I tried pickled rhubarb, and disliked it greatly.

      1. Not a food, but tried and loved Earl Grey Cream tea.

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        1. re: pinehurst

          Oh yes! I had a cone with Earl Grey ice cream and Ginger Snap ice cream in Berkeley, CA last year. It was truly outstanding and I've been searching for it (in vain) ever since. I love Earl Grey tea with those thin Swedish ginger snaps, so this experience was, like, X100.

          1. re: flavrmeistr

            Please, may I have the name of the shop? I'll be in that area on Tuesday doing my own ice cream crawl.

            1. re: SoCalVal

              I can't remember the name, but it's on Telegraph near Thrasher.

                1. re: grayelf

                  That could be it. It was only a few blocks from my sister's house near Shattuck and Poirier. Anyhow, that is some good stuff.

        2. I had a really good deep fried catfish at a Mexican restaurant in Visalia, CA, last week.

          1. Just tried filet of beef tartare, which is something I would normally not even taste, and ended up loving it. It was excellently prepared and excellent quality ingredients, and I can't wait to try it again.

            Also tried pork cracklin's, which were terrible, but I'm southern and don't believe this decidedly non-southern restaurant knew quite what they were shooting for. Maybe I'm wrong here, but I assumed they'd be a little chewy with a rich bacony/porky flavor, but instead I could only describe them as "ham biscotti". Crunchy, flavorless, yuck.

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            1. re: NonnieMuss

              As an Ohioan raised by an Appalachian woman, I can vouch that you didn't get the real deal with the cracklin's.