what gourmet foods to explore

what gourmet foods to explore

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Vic Hughes

Camden, NJ

#1 Jul 7, 2014
Moderator: I posted this message on the Gourmet Forum
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Now that I can afford it, I've recently decided to explore the gourmet, haute cuisine, "foodie" world. Can anyone recommend gourmet foods I might like to try, other than the ones I've already started to delve into, namely:

alcoholic beverages (such as beer, single malt scotch whiskies and wine)
cooking oils and fats (including olive oil)
fois gras
fungus (such as mushrooms and truffles, the latter being a form of fungus, but not a mushroom)
meat (including fish and shellfish, pork and Wagyu beef)
vinegar (including real balsamic vinegar and many others)

I'm looking for "generally accepted" gourmet foods, not exotic, crazy things, and I don't care for "sweetbreads" and other offal.

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

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