Life is too short to be a picky eater. Forget about living every day like it's your last, you need to treat every meal, and snack in between, like it's your last. While it may sound daunting, we're here to help.
These must-try tastes are essential joys, whether a single flavor, or multiple ingredients that, through chemistry, have fused into a single taste and texture. And while this list could be much longer, foregoing the most obvious (medium rare steak) and the most inaccessible (dodo meat) yields the gastronomic indulgences worth seeking out below. Because remember: if you're not enjoying these foods, dishes and ingredients, you're not living.
It doesn’t travel well, it’s got a short season, and it’s hard to find in these United States, but boy oh boy, is a mangosteen worth it when you find one: this sweetly acidic, floral fruit is... well, fruity. Trying to find a good description of its tropical flavor only invites an endless tide of comparisons like “Strawberry pineapple” or “lychee nectarine” or “vanilla ice cream with peach.” It might be the omnifruit foretold by our prophets.