Lifted bodily from , while he was tying his teeth to a truck bumper.

The BBC asked people to vote for the top 50 things everyone should try a bite of in their lifetime. Bold the ones you’ve eaten.

1. Fresh fish
2. Lobster
(can’t have it anymore. I’m allergic now. But it’s sooo goood)
3. Steak
4. Thai food
5. Chinese food
6. Ice cream
7. Pizza
8. Crab
(see lobster)
9. Curry
10. Prawns (found out about crustacean allergy before I could try these)
11. Moreton Bay Bugs (otherwise known as crawfish. See above.)
12. New England Clam chowder
(does having it home-made from scratch on Cape Cod count extra?)
13. Barbeque
14. Pancakes
15. Pasta
16. Mussels
17. Cheesecake
18. Lamb

19. Cream tea (note: this does not mean tea with cream. it’s also called Devonshire tea.)
20. Alligator
21. Oysters

22. Kangaroo
23. Chocolate
24. Sandwiches
25. Greek food
26. Burgers
27. Mexican food
28. Squid
American diner breakfast
(Wow, how British. They
mean pancakes, eggs, toast and either sausage, bacon or ham.)

30. Salmon
31. Venison
32. Guinea pig
33. Shark
34. Sushi

35. Paella

36. Barramundi
37. Reindeer

38. Kebab
(made some about a week ago, and planning to make more. Even bought the pineapple to do LA-kebab.)
39. Scallops
40. Australian meat pie
41. Mango
42. Durian fruit (I have had jackfruit, though)
43. Octopus
44. Ribs
45. Roast beef

46. Tapas

47. Jerk chicken/pork
48. Haggis

49. Caviar

50. Cornish Pastry

80%. Not too bad. I don’t see much on the list that I wouldn’t eat
though, given a chance. Just the cream tea (religious prohibition
against tea, though the scones and stuff I’ve done) and the crustaceans
that I haven’t tried yet, since they’d just make me sick.


8 Responses to “327”

  1. creativedv8tion Says:

    Religious prohibition against tea? Why’s that?

    Dude. Alligator. Yes. Mmmm.

  2. uhlrik Says:

    LDS folks don’t drink coffee, tea or alcoholical beverages.

  3. creativedv8tion Says:

    What’s the reasoning for the prohibition against tea and coffee?

  4. uhlrik Says:

    It’s part of a mid-19th century revelation known as The Word of Wisdom (or Doctrine and Covenants section 89), and the scripture itself never gives a full explanation for it other than saying that the whole revelation is for the good of man and given in consequence of the designs of “wicked and conspiring men”. Numerous scholars and everyday church-members have argued as to exactly why this is, but I think the best bet is the addictive qualities.

    The same revelation discusses alcohol, tobacco, the importance of eating grains and moderation in eating meats plus assorted other dietary and/or health laws.

  5. creativedv8tion Says:

    Is chocolate included, b/c that’s just as habit-forming as coffee and tea, and for the same reasons (caffeine, sugar).

  6. uhlrik Says:

    It’s not mentioned explicitly, and we don’t know that caffeine is specifically the reason for the prohibition. That’s just what many people tend to assume.

    It does specify doing things in wisdom and order, IE becoming addicted to chocolate (or gorging on it) would violate the spirit of the Word of Wisdom, though just eating the stuff certainly doesn’t violate the letter.

  7. creativedv8tion Says:

    Interesting. Nothing i could remotely just accept w/o questioning, but that’s me.

  8. uhlrik Says:

    Oh, I’ve questioned it lots of times, and I consider it very good counsel. I don’t need that crap.

    That, and God never explained in depth why the Israelites were supposed to avoid certain foods (though the Law of Moses those laws were part of was a “Schoolmaster” to prepare them for Christ). Note that He lifted the prohibition after the Resurrection rendered the schoolmaster obsolete. Whether the Word of Wisdom is a permanent law or not, it is currently in force, and revelation to the prophet (and the revelation I have personally recieved to confirm the truth of those words) are good enough for me. I asked God, and he let me know what yes, the Word of Wisdom was something I should follow.

    We know that alcohol was not always prohibited, and Christ says that he will eventually drink the fruit of the vine again with His disciples. I’m guessing that once the “designs of wicked and conspiring men” have been frustrated, it’ll be okay again.

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