Foods to Eat Before You Die – The Ultimate Foodie Guide

If you are a food lover like myself then you may be interested in the mega list of different foods to try. I received the book 1,000 foods to eat before you die as a Christmas gift and I’m trying to work my way through it. It’s pretty much the ultimate foodie challenge.

The book is broken down by Region to help digest the massive amount of food recommendations. I find this to be helpful if you are traveling and want to cross a few things off the list or just experience the country’s culture. Listed below are the regions and it’s easy to see why the list has 1,000 items. In good spirit there are things that I’ve probably tried but not authentically. I think parcial credit can be given. For instance eating swiss chocolate that was gifted counts but the experience of eating it in Switzerland is much cooler. In instances like that, I’ll definitely update with the experience.

To see what I’ve tried click on each region. I will update this post each time I cross something new off the list.

  • British and Irish (English, Welsh, Scottish)
  • French
  • Belgian and Dutch
  • Italian
  • Spanish and Portuguese
  • German, Austrian and Swiss
  • Scandinavian (Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish)
  • Eastern European (Balkan, Bulgarian, Georgian, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian)
  • Jewish
  • Greek, Turkish, and Middle Eastern (Afghani, Armenian, Iranian, Israeli, Lebanese, Yemeni)
  • American and Canadian
  • Mexican and Latin American (Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Peruvian)
  • Caribbean (Haitian, Jamaican)
  • African
    • North African (Egyptian, Moroccan, Tunisian)
    • West African (Nigerian, Senegalese)
    • East and South African (Ethiopian, Kenyan, Mozambican, South African)
  • Chinese
  • Japanese and Korean
  • Thai and Southeast Asian (Indonesian, Malaysian, Singaporean, Vietnamese)
  • Indian
  • Australian, New Zealand, Tahitian

This will be one heck of an adventure. Let me know if you’ve tried food from a specific region and what your favorite region is.

Forks Up!


9 Comments Add yours

  1. Larry says:

    Good reading. I’m past going to a lot of the countries but I can still try the cuisine here and about in the U.S.

    1. MettleFork says:

      Definitely! I’m working on getting that post up so you can check off the bucket list.

  2. ladylyrik303 says:

    One of the best things about travel is trying the food! This is an incredible book & I see so many things I’d love to make! Thanks for sharing otherwise I would not have even known! Yum

    1. MettleFork says:

      Just wait until I cover all of the sections. There is stuff I’ve never even heard of in this book. I’m excited!

  3. Sunshine says:

    Yummy post! Thanks for sharing this, I am a big foodie and may be I travel to try cuisine from all over the world, lol!

    1. MettleFork says:

      You know that is definitely my thought process. Checking off the list as I travel.

  4. The Gutz Life says:

    How fun! I think I need to look at making a food bucket list

    1. MettleFork says:

      I am definitely going to try and work on my own too!

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