We're proud to say that we've covered several of the foods on The Atlantic's "must try" list (tempeh and cardoons come to mind). Which ones have you eaten?
This is not a list of far-out exotic foods you have to travel to the ends of the Earth to find. We think the point of this list is to highlight some common foods that may have a bad rap (like okra or anchovies, both pictured above) or simply might be unfamiliar to you.
• Read the full list: 12 Foods You Should Try at Least Once, from The Atlantic
One food we do take exception with: South Carolina Mustard Barbecue. To us, that's a dish, not an ingredient or a food you can experiment with in your own kitchen. Kind of like saying, "You need to try peaches, mozzarella cheese, and, oh, my mother's famous moose lasagna."
Otherwise, we definitely earmarked a few items we're eager to try, and there are links to articles to give you more information.
Related: 5 Exotic Foods We Want to Try (Plus 5 We Really Don't)
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