December 23rd, 2008

Cake is good

Season's eatings

A seasonal foodie meme, brought to you by Very Good Taste.

The Christmas Fifty

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve tasted.
3) Place an asterisk after all the items you’ve cooked/prepared.
4) Cross out anything you never want to try, or add an exclamation mark after anything you really want to try.
5) Optional extra: Post a link to your list at (This version of the list has handy links to explain the most obscure international items!)

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I scored 23 out of 50, which isn't too bad, and there's a couple of notable omissions (why have I never had brandy butter or egg nog? I suppose I've never been offered them). But I reckon you'd have to be a very adventurous and well-travelled soul to score in the 30s or above, since there are some rather far-flung options there.

But oddly, the food I always look forward most to eating at Christmas is something not very Christmassy at all - Yorkshire puddings! It's simply because my dad makes very good ones, and I always have at least 5 or 6 with my veggie dinner. It may not be a national tradition, but it's my own personal tradition, and sometimes those are the best kind...

ETA: I have just had brandy butter for the first time, so I'm now on 24 out of 50. I'm note sure I'd really rate it as a life experience, but at this point in the evening, I'll take my thrills where I can get them.