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40 Memorable Meals To Eat In Your Lifetime, For Your Travel Bucket List

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Jennifer Polland and Melissa Stanger summarize:

From unpretentious fried fish tacos in Baja, Mexico, to the 7-course tasting menu at Spain's El Celler de Can Roca (the new best restaurant in the world), we found 40 meals that are worth traversing the planet for.

Foodies will want to put these spots on their travel bucket list.

Read the whole list:

AFTER you read that, read this:

"It begins with a glistening, olive-colored sphere, wobbling on a spoon as you raise it toward your lips, exploding in the mouth to unleash a bath of intense olive-flavored liquid. Then, as the waiter has instructed, you lift the silver atomizer to your mouth and spray the gin-and-vermouth mixture on your tongue. In your case, three sprays for good measure. Or seven. The waiter didn’t specify how many sprays. This is your martini, as deconstructed by Ferran Adrià, the world’s greatest chef. The meal ends some 34 courses later—just after the penultimate frozen foam of Parmigiano-Reggiano—with another trembling sphere, which turns out to be a reconstituted lychee. You’ve made your way here to El Bulli, Adrià’s remote beachside restaurant in Cala Montjoi, some two hours north of Barcelona, to check off a prominent entry on your List of Things to Do Before You Die, and to try to find out why the world’s greatest chef is closing the world’s most celebrated restaurant at the height of its fame."

From "It Was Delicious While It Lasted", Vanity Fair, October 2010.

Wow. Wow. Wow!

The enduring power of imagery:  Five and half hours later and I still want a doughnut.

All I can say is "Yum yum." I have added several new items to my culinary bucket list!

I had never even heard of the concept of a culinary bucket list until this article.

It helps to have goals!

Ha! The photos reveal the ignorance.. . The neopolitan pizza photo was a generic Italian pizza, and the deep dish photo resemble round table, not real deep dish. A bunch of obvious choices. We Pawas can do better! Here is my first contribution: ate here for 40 bucks in Bangkok, and it was good as any michiline three star I've visited

Oooooh! Great catches and excellent recommendation. Thank you Christina!

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