Good Eatin’: NaNoWriMo Extras – Part One

List Item: Try 500 of the 1001 Foods You Must Try Before You Die

For the weeks leading up to and my completion of NaNoWriMo I was still coming across a number of different foods that appeared on the list. This post is the first of two where I will be quickly going over them since they don’t have much else in common.

Food item: Yarg

 I felt a little bit stupid taking a picture of this. I have always been a bit of a sucker for free samples,  so when I saw cubes of cheese being given away on a recent trip to Marks and Spencer I was always going to take some. The fact that the free cheese turned out to be Cornish Yarg, a not exactly cheap cheese on the list, turned out all the better. Mainly because I would have been annoyed if I paid a lot for a cheese which wasn’t too amazing. In many ways it was like a springy cheddar with an aftertaste which, using the book, was later identified as nettles. Still… so glad I didn’t buy this.

Food item: Struffoli Di Napoli

For those who have never tried these, think of them as lightly fried balls of dough that have been steeped in honey. The version that I bought from Carluccio’s also contained sugar-coated anise balls which were a nice counterpoint to the sweetness of the honey and the slight hint of lemon zest in the dough.

When I first tried them I thought they were just okay, but these ended up being incredibly moreish and the more I consumed the more I liked them. Worth picking up if you have a Carluccio’s nearby.

Food item: Nori and Yuzu

Nori is one of those things that I would have been able to tick off earlier if I had remembered it was on the food list. There isn’t much that can be said about it apart from it’s vaguely salty and savory and I can not imagine having sushi without it.

The yuzu, I had as part of an aloe vera drink that I bought in a Wasabi. It tasted a lot like the citron tea that I bought from Kimchee a while back but not as bitter, in fact it had a bit more of an orange taste to it. I would buy this drink again if it wasn’t for all the sugar.

Food item: Dulce De Leche

Speaking of sugar, here’s a jar of dulce de leche. Something so delicious that I started eating it out of the jar with a spoon. This Latin American treat is ruddy gorgeous and tastes like if you mixed caramel with some condensed milk.

I know that it would be good on things like pancakes but I have yet to do so since I am still so content with just eating it from the jar neat.

Progress: 272/500

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