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post #1 of 23
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Cleaning up after dinner with friends, we started to make a list of the bests dishes the world has to offer, a top ten list of sort. We each agreed on must of have dishes but we never agree on ten. What would be on your list?


My list:

Paella
Lamb curry
White osso bucco
French onion soup
Roasted duck with pears or oranges
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post #2 of 23
Matzo Balls

Lamb with mint,garlic,rosemary and apricots (tagine style)

Beluga Caviar

Raspberries with sabayon

Foie Gras (vanilla and sautern)

Bouillabaisse

Potato latkas

Rare 32 oz dry aged Porterhouse (61 Latour)

Cape Cod wellfleet oysters with lemon and frsh milled black pepper.

Gravlox

New England clam bake

Sauteed morels with shallots,thyme,brandy and cream (over a grilled crostini)

Opps,

That's 12 sorry

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post #3 of 23
- Pizza
- Yum (Thai salads -- beef , squid, etc.)
- Pho (Vietnamese beef/noodle soup)
- Sushi
- Felafel sandwiches in pita with tahini sauce, pickled vegetables, etc.
- Ripe Tomatoes in season
- Yogurt (all nationalities EXCEPT USA)
- Cheese ("milk's leap to immortality" -- Clifton Fadiman?)
- Sausage -- from everywhere!!!!
- Duck confit
- Chip Butties (just kidding ;) )
- Rice-and-beans (all versions)
- Fresh, crisp romaine lettuce
- Roast chicken
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post #4 of 23
-Real Eastern Carolina Smoked Pork Barbecue (i prefer pulled, but chopped is OK too)

-A hot, medium-rare hamburger, hot off a natural wood charcoal grill on a toasted Portugese roll with a fat slice of summer garden tomato and crisp lettuce.

-crispy and hot buttered scones with clotted cream and fresh, juicy strawberries

That's all I can think of now since I just ate breakfast

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post #5 of 23
Here are but a few of my choices:

Cassoulet
Mac & Cheese (homemade not boxed!!)
Strawberry Shortcake (made with freshly picked strawberries)
Buttered Popcorn
Any dry-aged, wood-grilled Steak (especially a Sirloin or NY)
Pizza (sorry but it is truly one of my faves!!)
Tamales (filled with just about anything)
Herb Roasted Chicken with Sage Stuffing
Brandade


These are but a few of the wonderful foods the world has to offer. Of course I could go on and on. I could also echo many of the foods that have already been stated.
post #6 of 23
warm chocolate chip cookies/cold milk
sweetbreads with shallots, mushrooms, olives and madeira
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post #7 of 23
If we're talking world cuisine:

miso soup
gosht sagwala (lamb cooked with spinach)
pad thai
French onion soup
bacon
I'm with bighat about the warm choc/chip cookies and cold milk (but the chocolate has to be melty)
Graeter's Mocha chocolate chip ice cream (a Cincinnati ice cream place that makes THE BEST ice cream on the planet--as far as I can tell. You can even order through the Internet: and we have!)
lox
fresh blueberries
pasta with EVO, garlic, red pepper flakes, and some carmelized onion with lots of Regiano Parm grated over the top
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post #8 of 23
This is somewhat difficult as everything is good! I agree with all of what is written and I will only add a couple to what is written and copy from a few of you.

Salt bagel with cream cheese, lox and smoked fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it doesn't get any better than that!
Steak and cheese sub (lots 'o mayo)
Boardwalk fries with Malt Vinegar
and CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES!!!! (with Irish Cream):lips:

From CC Rare 32 oz dry aged Porterhouse (61 Latour)
From Phoebe French onion soup
From Foodnfoto Real Eastern Carolina Smoked Pork Barbecue (i prefer pulled, but chopped is OK too)
From Suzanne Pizza (extra cheese and pepperoni please!)
From Isa Roasted duck with pears or oranges
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post #9 of 23
Cape Chef. Suzanne and Pete stole three of my faves: matzo balls, potato latkes, duck confit and buttered popcorn.

May I add...

Good old pot roast
Cassoulet
Tagliatelli with Bolognese
Seviche of scallops
Dolmathes with avgolemono sauce
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post #10 of 23
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I'm hungry just reading everything...

I think I wasn't clear enough in my question, please excuse my confusion. On some days it's harder for me to think in English. I'll try again....


Each country have their own cuisine and specialties. Dishes that are known the world over. For example Spain is known for its tapas and paella. Italy gave the world pizza and ragu sauce. In India you find curry, etc.

Thinking of the dishes you find all over the world, which one would you choose to put on your top ten list?
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post #11 of 23
Boudin Noir
Boiling Bacon
Biryani
Pad Thai
Paella
Peking Duck
Pizza
Tandoori
Vietnamese spring rolls
Hainanese Chicken and rice
post #12 of 23
I stand by my list! :p

I was thinking of dishes one could make almost anywhere, with ingredients many people could afford- even if only for a special occasion. Simple preparation techniques would be needed, and simple equipment.
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post #13 of 23
Braised Lamb Shanks
Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragout
Italian Sunday Gravy with Accompanying pasta
Thai Red/Green/Yellow Curry

Last but not least:

A well made Mexican Chicken Mole (harder to find than you think)
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post #14 of 23
In the echo-ing department:

Cassoulet
Mac & Cheese (homemade not boxed!!)
Yes, yes yes!! :bounce:

Pizza (sorry but it is truly one of my faves!!)
Tamales (filled with just about anything)
These too!!!! :bounce:

Brandade
OMG, I haven't had that since school :)
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post #15 of 23
Hmmm....

Pizza, of course
Melanzane alla parmigiana
Chicken korma
Biryani
Moroccan pastilla
Paella
Peking duck
Patè de foie gras
Wellington fillet
Borsch with pirozki


Can I add a separate list for desserts?

Sachertorte
Pastiera napoletana
Creme caramelle
Crema catalana
Chocolate mousse
Apfelstrudel
Panettone
Cassata siciliana
Cheesecake
Gelato,gelato,gelato!

Pongi
post #16 of 23
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Wonderful choices!!


Pongi you are absolutly correct, there has to be a separate list for dessert!!


On my list of dessert, you'll find the following:


Tarte Tatin
Dobos torte
Almond and pear tart
Blueberry pie


I'll have to think about the others, there is not enough chocolate on my list, something is wrong with this picture! ;)
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post #17 of 23
Why are people apologizing for listing pizza??? The question was "a list of the best dishes the world has to offer" -- not the best "Haute Cuisine." A good pizza is one of the best foods one can eat. Period. Everyone in the world (by now) loves pizza. Pizza is great food! :D :D :D
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post #18 of 23
One item I did forget to mention-HOT CHOCOLATE!!!! Sitting here now, sipping on a thick, cinnamon-scented one I made from scratch. Truly one of the greats of all times!!!!
post #19 of 23
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I agree with you Suzanne, pizza has to be on the list.
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

- Desiderius Erasmus
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post #20 of 23

Re: Best Dishes The World Has To Offer

hi isa
great idea... here goes,

wild mushrooms on toast
duck noodle soup
cornish crab salad
moules et frites
chicken dhansak
ribs & chicken
roast beef & yorkshire pudding
cassoulet
pasta pasta pasta
french onion soup
cheese

suddenly very hungry.... off for snack.... has anyone seen the japanese film tampopo about the search for the perfect noodle,
apart from being hilarious its the greatest hunger builder ever.
i sat through 90mins of it & my stomach was rumbling after 10
fortunately i was in londons chinatown & practically ran to the
wong kei restaurant ( anyone been to the worlds rudest restaurant its great ) & had a huge duck noodle soup.

regards


mike
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post #21 of 23
here's my 2 cents worth:
fresh malpeque oysters (humina-humina)
french fries with truffle oil (yum, yum)
pad thai
peking duck
a big-fat juicy rib steak cooked chicago style
michael smith's sweet potato and mussel chowder with spicy butter
tequila & chile marinated cornish hen
braised beef short ribs

and of course, ANYTHING CHOCOLATE...(my favourite food group)
post #22 of 23
sole normande, had id at my sisters wedding dinner 15 years ago, still remember it with fondnes
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