15 Foods to Eat Before You Die

15 Foods to Eat Before You Die
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15 Foods to Eat Before You Die

15 Foods to Eat Before You Die

From truffles to suckling pig and from drinking chocolate to deep-dish pizza, check out this slideshow to find out which delicacies made the cut.

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In-Season Watermelon With Salt

It may be counterintuitive, but salt actually accentuates the sweetness of watermelon. Try our watermelon salad recipe which calls for salt and watermelon as well as feta and mint.

Get the Recipe: Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint


Black or white, truffles have a powerful flavor all their own. Try our salmon with black truffle butter to get a taste!

Get the Recipe: Truffled Salmon over Roasted Plantains

Apple Pie A La Mode

There is nothing quite like the contrasting textures and temperatures of warm apple pie topped with ice cream. Try our recipe for Apple Pie and top it with a Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.

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Roast Suckling Pig

Particularly when served whole, suckling pig finds a spot on our list. For a tamer version of this meaty delicacy, try pork stir-fried with noodles.

Get the Recipe: Stir-Fried Noodles with Roast Pork


Chocolate or cheese, this meal is not only delicious but fun to eat. If we had to choose just one, stand by cheese as the ultimate fondue to try.

Get the Recipe: Whiskey-Cheese Fondue

Bloody Mary

While this may be more of a drink than a food to eat before you die, due to its bold flavor, plethora of spices and inconsistent texture, we gave this brunch favorite a spot on the list.

Get the Recipe: Tomato-Jalapeno Bloody Mary

Stadium Hot Dog

For some reason, hot dogs just taste better from the stands. To find our where to get the best, check out the 15 Best Stadiums for Food.

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Caprese Salad Done Right

A Caprese salad is an entirely different dish when made with farm-fresh heirloom tomatoes and a good mozzarella. Make our recipe with these prime ingredients for a new view on the classic salad.

Get the Recipe: Caprese Salad

Chicken and Waffles

This sweet-savory combination may sound odd, but trust us -- just pour on the syrup and get eating.

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Deep-Dish Pizza

This Chicago favorite should be celebrated everywhere!

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Sushi with Wasabi

Experience the unique kick only wasabi can provide alongside the unique flavor and texture of raw fish.

Learn How to Make Sushi at Home.

Raw Oysters

Slurp down oysters right off their shells. Add a bit of lemon or hot sauce to really take them to the next level.

Get the Recipe: “Nude” Raw Oysters with Sauces

Banana Split

This fruity dessert is a classic for a reason.

Learn the Story Behind the Banana Split.

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Mexican Drinking Chocolate

This is no ordinary hot chocolate. You won't believe how thick and rich this chocolate really is.

Get the Recipe: Thick & Rich Drinking Chocolate

Real Cornbread

Buttery and delicious, this is a must-eat!

Get the Recipe: Real Cornbread


Unique flavors and textures shaped our list of foods to eat before you die. This "food bucket list" of sorts highlights items both everyday and exotic. While the world's amazing foods are truly endless and everyone will surely have a different opinion, we whittled down our list to just 15 truly special bites.

From truffles to suckling pig to deep-dish pizza, Check out the slideshow above to find out which delicacies made the cut.

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