5 Things to die for? I mean to eat before you die.

OK..Glenna at A Fridge Full Of Food has tagged me to blog the five things to eat before
you die at The Traveler’s Lunchbox.

I was hoping no one would tag me because my attention span doesn’t
seem to like long posts.
I’m not sure I can do this in a short manner.

I will try but the food embedded in my memory to eat is not so
much the food as the experience in itself.

1) Baked Alaska. I had my first Baked Alaska in Boston.
I loved Boston. The old brownstones lining the streets and the food
street venders in the city were an experience in itself.

Here is the skyline from our hotel room (which has probably changed
being years ago).

My first warm taste of the meringue with the soft cool ice cream was
something I’ll never forget. It was also brought it to our table
flaming so it was really a great first experience.
Funny, I can’t remember the place where I ate it.

We dined many places the Ritz being one of them. I do know it wasn’t at the Ritz.
Anyway the Ritz in Boston must be over rated because the only
thing I remember well about that was the horrible cab ride there.
I think the cabby was doing it on purpose. He must have
thought oh..Yeah lets scare the daylights out of these Southern
talkin hayseeds.

2) Beignets and Chicory coffee from Cafe Du Monde. The little
sugary pieces of fried dough seemed to melt in my mouth while
I sipped the strong taste of chicory. I have tried to duplicate
that taste at home, but New Orleans before
Katrina must have made the experience. It isn’t the same at home.
I’m not sure how Cafe Du Monde is doing now but I sure hope
it is OK.

Above I am on Bourbon St. You can see the top of my head.
I cut myself out as I am a little shy.

3) Any breakfast spread at any one of the Palace resorts
in Cancun, Mexico
. Oh WoW! I can’t even describe it. The fruits
and made to order omelet grill. The spread of food throughout
those resorts is five star to me.

One of my friends backs taking a picture at
Tulum. Tulum and Chichen-Itza were some of the many highlights
of those trips. (Chichen-Itza sort of sounds like chicken pizza
..gheee do I equate everything with food?)

4)An all the way pizza from Mama Lazardos in Floyd, Va.
I don’t have pictures but it is so good. It is closer to home
so it’s something I get to enjoy quite often.

5)Frog legs gigged on a hot summers night from our own fish ponds.
This post is getting a little long so I’ll leave it
to your imagination for now.

I’ll just tell you..they don’t taste like chicken.

I guess that was short and sweet.


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cooknkate
    Sep 01, 2006 @ 10:42:20

    I keep thinking about what I would post for this….and I have a HARD time coming up with just five!! Congrats! I have had first hand experience with those breakfast buffets in Mexico. What a way to start your day.


  2. Jeff
    Sep 01, 2006 @ 11:29:55

    I don’t think I could go catch my own frogs…I’d have to have them imported from France 😉


  3. coffeepot
    Sep 01, 2006 @ 14:20:48

    Kate yeah they are great.

    lol..Jeff those France frogs probably wouldn’t taste the same would they? I don’t know maybe.


  4. sher
    Sep 01, 2006 @ 23:12:36

    I almost put put Cafe Du Monde on my list too. It’s just a great place. Even the pigeons are cool! Baked alaska–it’s always so memorable the first time you have it. Great list!


  5. maura
    Sep 01, 2006 @ 23:25:10

    Frog legs! I’ve never had them, but I’m willing to try. What is the texture like?


  6. Glenna
    Sep 02, 2006 @ 18:20:42

    OH yeah, Big amen to breakfast or a simple bean soup and corn flatbread at chichen itza. Fabulous. That was one of the greatest places I’ve ever been in my life. It was like being in a time machine. Great choice.


  7. gattina
    Sep 03, 2006 @ 05:24:25

    I used to eat frog legs, loved them! That beignets sound heavenly!


  8. Lisa
    Sep 03, 2006 @ 12:37:41

    Mmm, yes, beignets and chicory coffee. I remember that. I’ve been trying to come up with my five things and having a heck of a time. Why didn’t I think of this?!


  9. amanda
    Sep 12, 2006 @ 08:27:36

    Hi! i was just food blog hopping and came across your site. as i was reading i noticed you live near floyd, va. I grew up in christiansburg, sooo… “it’s a small foodblog world, after all” (yes, sadly, in my head that was sung to the disney song). just wanted to give a warm hello to a great new blog!


  10. jamiegal
    Oct 01, 2007 @ 16:09:37

    I don’t have enough money to afford to go to mexico or any of those other places you mentioned. I don’t know where to buy frog legs around here and they’re probably expensive anyway. Chicory coffee, where do I buy that?


  11. the green coffee bean
    Jan 15, 2014 @ 12:14:08

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