Thursday, December 17, 2009


10 foods from 10 countries to try in 2010:

Big MacUnited States

I know, I know…how can I even call myself an American?! But its true, I’ve never had a Big Mac. 540 calories of “two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun” – what’s not to love?


Not to be confused with coconut macaroons (which I have had and LOVED) - these are French pastries. They are made from two thin cookies with a cream/ganache center. And best of all…they are come in bright colors!

Princess CakeSweden

One of my biggest goals as an aspiring baker is to make a Swedish Princess Cake. Not only are they beautiful, but they sound SO delicious. The cake is made from alternating layers of cake, pastry cream, and jam, and topped with marzipan. Here’s a little history about the Princess Cake.

Potato Pancakes (Latkes)Germany

I’m not really sure how I haven’t had these before, because I feel like most people have, but for whatever reason I haven’t and I want to. They seem simple enough – grated potato & egg fried in a pan.

Pineapple Bun (Buo Luo Bao)China

Yes, a huge part of the reason I want to try this bread is because it is in the shape of a cute little turtle! From what I understand it’s a Chinese pastry that is similar to a sugar cookie in bread form. And little known fact…the traditional version does not even use pineapple. Not sure where the pineapple part came from…

Fried PlantainJamaica

Pretty self explanatory…a plantain, fried. I’ve never even had a regular plantain before, but I like bananas and they are similar, right?

Tea & crumpetsEngland

Crumpets are similar to English muffins in looks & texture, but they are actually made from flour and yeast and are supposedly pretty bland on their own (which is why they are usually served with butter, jam, clotted cream, etc.) I think drinking tea and eating crumpets would make me feel sophisticated.

Fairy BreadAustralia

A quick way to induce a sugar coma would be to consume fairy bread. Basically, it is white bread, spread with butter, and covered in sprinkles (which the Australians call “hundreds of thousands”) Traditionally it is cut into triangles and served at kid’s birthday parties, but sometimes you can find them in fun shapes too.


A lychee is described as a “fragranced fruit with a sweet taste.” The only place I’ve ever seen them in real life is at the toppings bar for Pinkberry which makes me believe they must be good if they are offered as topping for frozen yogurt.

Peanut SatayThailand

I’ve never had Thai food, but the combination of grilled chicken and spicy peanut sauce really intrigues me.

Yes, I realize that most of my “must-try” food options are either a) fried or b) sweets. You only live once you know.

1 comment:

  1. I've never had a Big Mac either!! That is a goal of mine too haha