What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did / didn’t go for it?
This year I tried pâté de foie gras. Very expensive stuff from a French supermarket. I was decidedly underwhelmed and more than a bit put off by it, I must say – it had the colour and texture of putty, was unpleasantly claggy on the tongue, and it tasted like a mixture between liver sausage and lard (not so surprisingly, perhaps). I won’t be bothering with it again.
I also wanted to try oysters but didn’t quite muster up the courage, so that can be my olfactory / gastronomic challenge for 2011. I find the idea of them slightly repulsive, plus they’re not the most attractive looking of morsels. However, several people who know my tastes seem convinced that I would like them after all, plus I don’t like the feeling of being biased against foods I haven’t tried.