Must Eat Before You Die
1. Tree-ripe Peach
If you haven't picked a peach, gently wrapped your fingers around its fuzzy skin and felt its soft, sweet flesh yield as you twisted it from its stem, then get thee to an orchard. For full effect, eat the peach immediately, taking big bites 'til its juice gribbles down your chin—it's the taste of summer and the essence of sunshine.
2. Fresh-pressed Apple Cider
Ideally, it should be pressed before your eyes. Any farm on the East Coast (United States) worth its salt will be making it, on-site, in the Fall. And if you see them giving hayrides, then jump on the wagon as an added bonus to celebrate Autumn.
3. Hainanese Chicken Rice
If you're ever in Singapore, try the chicken rice—it's like their national dish. Every Singaporean will have an opinion on where to get the best chicken rice, tap someone on the shoulder and ask for a recommendation.
4. Steamed Maryland Blue Crab
I'm still a Maryland girl at heart, so I must put Blue Crabs on my list. To do it right, get a bushel of steamed crab and gather some friends around a picnic table; dump the crabs in the middle, sit down and pick away on a lazy summer afternoon. Or go to a crab shack on the Eastern Shore (Maryland) if you don't want to do the cooking and clean up yourself.
Mangosteens are plentiful in South East Asia, but impossible to come by anywhere else, as they don't transport well. Its delicate white flesh is as sweet as nectar.
I would like to ask Stevi from Bread and Butter and Farmgirl from Farmgirl Fare to participate; and anyone else who's reading this and wants to put up their 5 picks feel free—consider yourself tagged.
Otherwise, I think this "food project" has made the rounds.