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25 Delicious Foods To Try Before You Kick The Bucket

Cheryl Brite August 30th 2016 Health
There are great foods to taste all over the world. Have you ever thought about what foods you want to eat before you die? Well these are a few tasty dishes you might want to consider on the road to death. Sure it sounds morbid but really give it some thought. You never know when you're nearing the end and food is a great comfort along the way. Delicious!
1. Levain Bakery's Chocolate Chip Cookie
This cookie is in a league of its own when it comes to other chocolate chip cookies. The chocolate chips melt in your mouth while the cookie itself is so delicious you will want more than one to take home. Forget about the calories! You might just want to buy a bunch just in case today is your last day. You always want to be prepared. Take home a box today!
These chocolate chip cookies are huge, chewy, and were on an episode of Throw Down with Bobby Flay. Now you know these cookies are good if this food network star chose this bakery for a throw down. You won't believe their size, but you don't care you'll eat them anyway. The edges of the cookie are slightly crisp which only adds to the appeal of the cookie. If you decide to attempt the recipe yourself, good luck! You need 3 cups bread flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 3/4 kosher salt, 1 cup unsalted butter, 3/4 cup plus 4 teaspoon slight or dark brown sugar, granulated sugar, 2 eggs, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, and walnuts to make this Levain Bakery cookie.
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2. Sweetbread
Don't let the name fool you. This delicious dish is far from bread. What? The name beckons you to indulge in this savory lamb. You love lamb! The taste will blow your taste buds out of the water and if you don't eat this before you die, you are truly missing out.
Sweetbread can be prepared in many ways from deep frying to sauteeing the meat. Anything deep fried is great for the soul. Soaking this food for hours will give it a great taste because it gives the meat time to suck up all the flavors if you soak it in wine or vinegar. Although you can rarely find sweetbread in the United States, you are willing to go to places like Turkey and Argentina to have it. You must prepare sweetbread within the 24 hours of buying it. If you're really dedicated to having this dish by any means necessary, you need to make sure you select the sweetbread without deep red in color.
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3. Roasted Chicken In The Oven
You watch the oven as you see the chicken moving in a circular motion in the supermarket. It's almost hypnotic. Nothing smells better than a chicken fresh out of the oven. It will make your mouth water in anticipation. Add potatoes to this dish and your meal will be complete. The juices dripping down your fingers will be messy but so worth eating with friends and family.
With roasted chicken you can buy it in the supermarket all ready made or make your own delectable recipe. You need 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil, 1 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes, 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, 1 teaspoon garlic pepper blend, and 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves. These are the basic ingredients you should purchase to give your chicken that natural taste you've been craving. You stick it in the oven at 400 degrees, including all the ingredients, and wait for 35 minutes to pass. Let 10 to 15 minutes for the chicken to rest out of the oven and enjoy. If you can't wait that long before you kick the bucket, supermarkets prepare this delicious food daily.
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4. Lobster Roll
There's nothing like fresh lobster roll. When it's fresh, there is nothing like it. The smell alone will entice your taste buds. As you dig into this roll, the taste of seafood will fill your mouth with such joy that you must order another lobster roll to go. Who could blame you, the richness of the meat is so heavenly? If you don't eat this many times before you die, then you haven't lived long enough.
So where's the best place to have a lobster roll? It's New England of course! Fresh rolls baked from the oven come out, and you can smell the bread take over your nostrils. Just when you think the smell can't get any better, two pounds of lobster is added to the roll to make this kick the bucket dish extremely desirable to the nose as well as the eyes. A hot dog bun is usually used to hold the butter soaked lobster. Mmm butter!
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5. Ramen
Forget instant ramen because fresh ramen is where it's at. Fresh ingredients mixed with fresh ramen, what could be a better filling dish to have before you die? The warmth of Ramen will make you feel like you've gone to heaven. You can add so many different ingredients to the dish that your taste buds will be having a party in your mouth for days just thinking about the dish. It's like a warm blanket around your body that you just can't do without in the winter time. It sounds so nice!
Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish. It sounds simple, right? It's just noodles and broth, but that's where you're wrong. The noodles are served in a meat or fish broth where soy or miso can join the party. Sliced pork, dried seaweed, kamaboko, and green onion live in the bowl as well. Shio, Tonkotsu, and Miso are just some of the ramen dishes you can indulge in, and you don't care about its carbs or how much sodium is in the dish because the taste is the only thing that matters.
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6. Cafe Du Monde's Beignets
You haven't lived until you try the beignets at Cafe Du Monde. Located in New Orleans, beignet are dish that is on everyone's bucket list. The sugary, powdered goodness will make your taste buds come alive. The dusted sugar is not the only star of this sweet dish. The flaky pastry has a light but satisfying taste that works will with the sugar on top. Indulge your sweet tooth!
Beignets are fried dough dipped in powdered sugar. It's not just lightly dusted on this pastry. Cafe du Monde covers the beignet head to toe in sugary goodness. When they're warm and fresh, it's the best time to eat them. It may be a messy pastry but what do you care? You're dying and going to heaven at this very moment as you take a bite of the beignet.
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7. Raclette
Potatoes with melted cheese on top looks great to the eyes as well as the mouth. This greasy goodness will satisfy your taste buds and make you die happy. Although this Swedish dish is far from healthy, it won't matter much when you kick the bucket. Who cares that this dish has carbs and cheese? You're not thinking about your health at this point. You want to be happy, and Raclette makes you happy.
The cheese part of the dish is a semi-firm cow's milk cheese that comes in the form of a wheel. It is melted and scrapped off the wheel to put over your potato. You can add vegetables or anything else you desire to pour the cheese over. The Raclette dish is meant to be eaten on a relaxed and sociable occasion. Nothing beats the taste of melted cheese in your mouth. Cheese over meat, potatoes, and vegetables is a dream come true for you.
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8. French Fries With Mayonnaise
Talk about the epitome of unhealthy for you. The fat in the mayo and the salt on the fries is a powerful combination. This is just a heart attack waiting to happen. Well you might as well die happy with this dish. Fresh french fries with homemade mayo, what's not to like? The grease will make your mouth come back for more of this delectable food.
French fries with mayo is eaten in London. Some countries add malt vinegar and/or gravy. You don't eat this dish with any jarred mayo. It has to be fresh in order for you to fully indulge. Good news! You can make your own mayo from scratch with egg yolk, vegetable oil, dried mustard, lemon juice, water, salt, and white pepper.
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9. Pimento Cheese
You can put this spread on anything you love to eat. Crackers, bagels, and bread are just some of the foods you can lay this cheesy goodness on. There's nothing better then having options when it comes to food. Cheddar cheese, mayo, and pimentos make up this indulgent dish. This southern food is something you have to try before you die because the taste is so addictive that you have to keep coming back for more. It's cheese, what else matters?
Pimento cheese is commonly eaten in the south. It is also know as a relish as well as the "caviar of the south." You can add it to so many things, and it is perfect for any time of the day to indulge in. For breakfast you can add it to your grilled cheese, for lunch you can add it to your sandwich, and for dinner you can add it to your grits. Palmetto Cheese and Stan's are two brands of this spread you can keep stocked in your fridge. Go get some right now!
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10. Roasted Chestnuts
Chestnuts roasting on a open fire. If this Christmas lyric is not in your head, it's going to be when you taste hot roasted chestnuts. It's earthy, fresh taste will make you feel at peace with nature. You can eat this food on the go and indulge your taste buds at the same time. It's a simple on the good snack. How cool is that?
Roasted chestnuts is for you if you love sweet and starchy goodness. To obtain this delicious food you need to pick chestnuts that are free of mold and are glossy, heavy, and don't rattle in their shells. Set your oven between 375-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Make cuts in the chestnuts before they go in the oven in order to make it easier to take off the shell. Cook chestnuts for 30 to 45 minutes until they're tender. Finally take the nuts out of the oven, let them rest for a few minutes, and now you're ready to eat your warm chestnuts.
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11. Ceviche
The refreshing ingredients in this dish hit your taste buds, and you're gone. It's like a party is going on in your mouth, and you're a part of it. You're so lucky to be invited! Every ingredient comes together perfectly, so you can indulge every part of your mouth. You can make or order ceviche but if it's not quality ceviche then you certainly can't die happy. Fresh is always the way to go.
Ceviche is a seafood dish where the fish is raw fish cured in citrus juices. Chopped onions, chili peppers, salt, and cilantro are added to this dish. Its side dishes include sweet potato, lettuce, corn, avocado, and so much more. Fresh ingredients are so important in making this dish because the last thing you want is to get food poisoning. It was popular in the coastal regions of Latin America but in the 1980's it reached America. To get the best variety of ceviche you should visit places like Peru and Colombia to enjoy this dish.
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12. Diner Breakfast
There is nothing, NOTHING better to eat before you die then breakfast diner food. Eggs, meat, and toast are what you love to eat the most. When the plates comes to your table, you become excited and dig right into this dish. Before you know it, it's all gone and you're left with only the memory of the dish. That is until you come back to recapture the feeling for your taste buds. It may be bad for year, but it tastes so right in your mouth.
What's so great about diner breakfast? You don't have to make it. You order what you want, sit back and relax, and let the greasy, fattening goodness come to you. Most diners have quality diner food but you should make sure the place has great reviews before you go. You're not looking to die early after all. Diner breakfast is also inexpensive, and they give you large portions.
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13. Hot Stone Bowl Bibimbap
You love that rice at the bottom of the bowl. Its carb and starchy goodness cannot be ignored. You can't deny that as you dig into this bowl starting with the egg yoke. You watch as the yoke spreads throughout the dish, and you can't help but feel happy as it mixes in with the other fresh ingredients. The vibrancy of this dish doesn't hurt the eyes either. An attractive dish is a good dish.
The hot stone bowl bibimbap is a Korean dish, which you all ready know has rice. It also contains vegetables, chili pepper paste, and soy sauce. Other editions on the dish include a fried egg and sliced meat. All these ingredients are stirred together thoroughly before you eat. To indulge in this delicious dish Jeonju, Jinju, and Tongyeong are popular places in South Korea to experience bibimbap. Bibimbap is always the best in the place it originated, and you don't have much time so pack your bags and get going.
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14. Joe's Stone Crabs
Fresh crab is calling your name as you make your way to Joe's restaurant. The stone crabs are a must eat dish to have before you kick the bucket. The meat is in the claws. You think the crab is tasty but when you add the mustard dipping sauce, it takes this dish to a whole other level. You can't beat fresh crab from the Florida coast, and you shouldn't have to. Keep daydreaming about this dish until the next time you come to Joe's.
Joe's stone crab will ship their crab to you if you want it that bad. Fresh, ice cold, and ready to be cracked is how your crab will show up to you at your doorstep. You don't even half to leave your home to get the best carb in Florida. They even supply you with the mustard sauce to dip your crab, a mallet, a cracking board, cocktail forks, bibs, and instructions. How helpful is that? You can enjoy your crab in the privacy of your own home and die happy the next day.
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15. Freshly Picked Strawberries
The vibrant red color of this fruit is truly eye catching. It's the best fruit out there, especially when it's freshly picked. You might as well leave the supermarket now because you won't find any strawberries that are as good as those in the fields. The sweet and unique taste will make you forget about the other fruits that are out there. So go out and pick your own fruit, you won't be sorry. You'll be happy!
Freshly picked strawberries should be red, ripe, and luscious. You can pick your own strawberries at a farm where the fruit is fresh off of the vine with high ripe quality. You need to pick and handle your strawberries correctly because they are vulnerable to bruising if you squeeze them too tightly. Take the stem gently in your hands above the berry between your forefinger and thumbnail, pulling it with a twisting motion. When the stem is broken, the berry will roll right into your hand. Put them in a container carefully to keep them safe and you're a happy camper.
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16. Lardo
It's an italian piece of meat with the most mouthwatering fat you will ever taste. Mmm fat! Once it enters your mouth, you will never be the same again. Lardo is especially good with a glass of high class wine. Of course it is! Don't avoid this delectable meat because you'll certainly be kicking yourself in the afterlife.
Lardo is cured pork fat that started in Italy. It comes from the fat of a pig, and it is carefully removed and cooked in salt and other spices. Lardo is stored for long periods of time to collect the flavors. This particular cut of meat is known as Salumi. It has a mild, creamy flavor that is rich but not greasy like you thought. Lardo di Colonnata is a one of Tuscany's famous types of Lardo because the spices as well as Lardo work together to draw people from all over the world, including you, to see what all the fuss is about.
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17. Maple Syrup With Pancakes
The first thing you think about is IHOP. How can you not? Fresh and fluffy pancakes is a great experience for your taste buds, especially when fresh maple syrup comes into the mix. Don't even think about adding Aunt Jemma to your pancakes because real syrup will taste ten times better than that store bought crap. Pour as much fresh syrup as you want because if you're going to leave this world, you should leave it with the thick, sweet, and sugary taste going down your throat. Don't die without trying this heavenly breakfast food
Maple syrup with pancakes is so bad for you, but it taste so good to you. The carb and the starch in pancakes appeals to you as a hearty way to start your day. You don't care about how much your eating or the calories for that matter. You just add blueberry and strawberry syrup to your chocolate chip pancakes to satisfy your sweet tooth. All you want to do is eat something yummy before you die. Rest in pancakes.
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18. Fresh Ricotta
Cheese, cheese, and more ricotta cheese please! There's nothing like the taste. Store bought Ricotta can't compare to making this tasty cheese on your own. Sure you have to gather a bunch of ingredients and get some dishes dirty but it will all be worth it in the end when your taste buds approve. You can put it in lasagna and add to the delicious taste of this food. You know cheese is a must to have before you die so don't let Ricotta pass you by.
Fresh ricotta requires ingredients like 2 cups whole milk, 1 cup heavy cream, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or distilled white vinegar. It's not a lot of ingredients and while preparing your own ricotta cheese doesn't sound like something you would like to do before you die, you won't regret it. To a boil you need include milk, cream, and salt in your pot. When you remove it from heat, you need to add lemon juice, stir until it curdles, and let it stand for five minutes. Next, take the mixture add it into a mesh sieve, and set it over a bowl. Let it chill until the cheese separates, strain it for a while to let the ricotta thicken, and cover and chill cheese up to three days before eating.
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19. Steak Tartare
It's raw meat but don't be fooled. This dish has so many flavors that your taste buds will thank you. Think of steak tartare as a raw burger and then all your worries will melt away. It may get some getting use to, but this dish won't disappoint. Make sure you pick quality meat for this dish. If the meat wasn't handled the right way in order to get to your grocery store, then you could get food poisoning.
Steak Tartare was created from chopped or minced raw beef. Onions, cappers, seasonings such as pepper and Worcestershire sauce, and raw egg yolk are usually served on this dish. You want the freshest ingredients when it comes to this dish, not only with the meat. This is one of your favorite dishes, and you can't imagine this food not being on your bucket list. There are some health concerns when eating this dish like contamination by bacteria and parasites. If you're not looking to die anytime soon, you should only have this dish in moderation because it's not only smart but makes having this dish much more special.
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20. Tartine Bakery's Chocolate Croissant
You can get a chocolate croissant at just about any bakery but none can compare to Tartine Bakery. It's a french pastry, but the french better watch out for this croissant. The flaky taste along with the chocolate make this pastry the ideal dessert to die from. It's light, but it also satisfies your sweet craving. Obviously you can't just have one of this indulgent dessert and it may kill you in the end but at least you'll be happy. That's all that matters.
The chocolate croissant at this bakery is located at 600 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1528. Now you have no excuse not to make your way to California and indulge yourself in this tasty treat. You may have to wait in a long line for this humongous pastry, but it is so worth the wait. It may be made of carbs, dough, and chocolate, but you're not looking for healthy on your way to death. You'll look forward to taking a box home of these croissants and eating them in one sitting. Yes, one sitting!
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21. Fresh Whipped Cream
You can have it on so many things like ice cream, coffee, hot chocolate, and even your Starbucks Frappuccino. It's so exciting! If it isn't fresh, then it's not worth your time. When you make your own, you feel good about your cooking abilities. Also, it makes you feel good when you're having a bad day. You can't leave this earth without having fresh whipped cream.
Fresh whipped cream is even more delicious when you make it yourself. To make your whipped cream you need a chilled metal mixing bowl, electric hand mixer, 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 3 tablespoons confectioner's sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract. First, take the cream, pour it into the bowl, and beat it until it thickens. Then, put in the sugar, beat it, add the vanilla, continue to beat until soft peaks form, reduce mixer to low, and stiff peaks will form. Next, serve the cream right away or refrigerate until later. When you do decide to have your whipped cream, you need to re-whisk it for 30 second, and then you can finally eat and indulge in your very own whipped cream.
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22. Avocado
You can't feel guilty about eating this fruit. When you eat right from the avocado, you'll never eat any other foods with good fat again. You can indulge in this food with some salt and lime. It will enhance the taste, and it's even better then having butter. Avocados will be around for a while, but you don't know how long you have on this planet. Eat it before it's too late.
Avocados contain a single seed that you'll never use, but what's around it has to be eaten before you kick the bucket. Its fleshy body and soft texture is what attracted you in the first place to this super fruit. Make sure you select avocados that are in season or else you might rethink this fruit on your bucket list. It's a great part of your diet as well, but it's also tasty. How often does that happen with the foods you eat today? You can even make a healthy milkshake with this fruit and add chocolate syrup because you just can't resist.
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23. Sfoglia's Loaf Of Bread
Bread! You've heard enough, right? Well you've never had a fresh loaf of bread like this. It may cost $8.50 per loaf, but you will not regret spending your money on this quality product. NYC is where you can eat this fine loaf but make sure you get one as soon as you can because they sell out like nobody's business. Olive oil and a dust of salt puts this bread above the rest, and you can't kick the bucket without this bread meeting your taste buds.
Sfoglia's load of bread is handled to perfection by its bakers as they roll out the dough to prepare the bread for the oven. Its extra crusty exterior and dough like interior is something to be amazed by when it comes fresh out of the oven. The bread is in high demand by their customers, so you better get there quick to get your loaf. When you get it home, the loaf is all yours as you taste the warmth of the bread slide down your throat. Before you know it, you're done. It maybe filled with carbs and calories that are considered unhealthy for you, but you're not worried about that when it comes to following your bucket list.
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24. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Bread, cheese, and tomato, is there anything better then these ingredients? When they're combined as your bucket list meal, there's nothing better. You can't leave this planet without grilled cheese and tomato soup. The warmth from both dishes makes you feel right at home. Separately these dishes are great but together they are a powerful force to be reckoned with as they attack your taste buds with cheesy and tomato goodness. You'll regret it if you don't at least try this super dish once in your lifetime.
Grilled cheese and tomato soup is an iconic dish. Together they have high calories, high sodium, and a lot of carbs. Talk about not good for you. You don't care. You didn't come to eat healthy when you approached this dish. You came for the heavenly tastes of sandwich and soup as one as you dip the grilled cheese into your tomato soup.
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25. Tamales
Unwrap this tasty, savory food and let the flavors wrap around your taste buds. Your taste buds will have a party with this dish. Masa dough is just waiting for you when you open your corn husk. The delectable filing will change your life. Your taste buds will never be the same, and you can finally rest in peace. Tamale style!
Tamales originated from Mesoamerica and is known as the main course of a meal. Tamale's exterior doesn't only include a starchy dough, which is usually corn based, but it it also steamed or boiled in a leaf wrapper. Make sure you remove the wrapper before you eat your tamale because the wrapper is not edible. Meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chillies, and so much more are available to fill your tamales with. The possibilities are endless, but you shouldn't just put anything in the Tamales. Look online to see what food professionals recommend and enjoy your Tamales.

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