September 3, 2008

Food Meme: Nom nom nom!

Snagged from WarMaiden and HedgehogLibrarian... I've not done one of these "list memes" before but... it's food! The idea is, that this is a list of 100 foods that every omnivore should eat sometime in their life. The idea is to bold the ones you've eaten. Being not only omnivorous but foodiily-adventurous, or so I think, I thought I'd give it a whirl!

  1. Venison
  2. Nettle tea
  3. Huevos rancheros
  4. Steak tartare
  5. Crocodile
  6. Black pudding
  7. Cheese fondue
  8. Carp
  9. Borscht
  10. Baba ghanoush
  11. Calamari
  12. Pho
  13. PB&J sandwich
  14. Aloo gobi
  15. Hot dog from a street cart (No, but I have had shawarma from one, would that count?)
  16. Epoisses (Assuming it's the cheese, no. If it's something else, well, then, no.)
  17. Black truffle
  18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
  19. Steamed pork buns
  20. Pistachio ice cream
  21. Heirloom tomatoes (I just don't do raw tomatoes. Blech.)
  22. Fresh wild berries
  23. Foie gras
  24. Rice and beans
  25. Brawn, or head cheese
  26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
  27. Dulce de leche (OMG, this is fabulous stuff)
  28. Oysters (tried 'em once, skip 'em now)
  29. Baklava
  30. Bagna cauda (on the want-to list)
  31. Wasabi peas
  32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
  33. Salted lassi
  34. Sauerkraut
  35. Root beer float
  36. Cognac with a fat cigar (Cognac, yes.)
  37. Clotted cream tea
  38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O -Shots
  39. Gumbo
  40. Oxtail
  41. Curried goat
  42. Whole insects (I ate a bite of a grasshopper once, though. It was all I could bring myself to eat.)
  43. Phaal (I don't have the guts, ha ha)
  44. Goat’s milk
  45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (thanks, Chris!)
  46. Fugu
  47. Chicken tikka masala
  48. Eel (I love eel!)
  49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (Still don't see what the fuss is about.)
  50. Sea urchin
  51. Prickly pear
  52. Umeboshi (one bite, once. VERY salty.)
  53. Abalone (in Chile, many times. Very tasty!)
  54. Paneer
  55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
  56. Spaetzle
  57. Dirty gin martini (I don't like gin)
  58. Beer above 8% ABV (it would seem yes - Chimay)
  59. Poutine (another on the want-to-try list)
  60. Carob chips
  61. S’mores
  62. Sweetbreads
  63. Kaolin (wait, what, the clay? No.)
  64. Currywurst
  65. Durian
  66. Frogs’ legs
  67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
  68. Haggis
  69. Fried plantain
  70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
  71. Gazpacho
  72. Caviar and blini
  73. Louche absinthe
  74. Gjetost, or brunost
  75. Roadkill
  76. Baijiu
  77. Hostess Fruit Pie
  78. Snail
  79. Lapsang souchong
  80. Bellini
  81. Tom yum
  82. Eggs Benedict
  83. Pocky
  84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant (find me one and I'll do it!)
  85. Kobe beef
  86. Hare
  87. Goulash
  88. Flowers
  89. Horse
  90. Criollo chocolate
  91. Spam (I did live in Hawaii, where you're not allowed to say you don't like Spam)
  92. Soft shell crab
  93. Rose harissa (lordy, do I want to try this one; I love North African food)
  94. Catfish
  95. Mole poblano
  96. Bagel and lox
  97. Lobster Thermidor
  98. Polenta
  99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
  100. Snake
So... not too bad, eh? Some of these I had to look up, and for some things like the venison, snake and (hey, it's not on the list!) javelina I have to thank some friends of my folks who retired out in the middle of the desert. Oh, and pigeon pate. That's thanks to them, too.

Now I'm hungry!


Christina said...

I suspect a lot more people have had Kaolin than know that they have - it's the main ingredient in Kaopectate -- the tummy medicine.

Ruth said...

No kidding! Well, then, I guess I have to mark that one a yes, too! Thanks for the info, Christina - learn something new every day...!