Sunday, September 14, 2008

Meme: 100 foods to try or not to try

Stefania, over at CityMama, posted her Omnivore's Hundred, and it looked fun. Unfortunately, I'm not as well-versed in culinary adventurism as I'd like to say I was. I tapped out at 50! (but half ain't bad, no?)

Want to try it?

Here’s what you do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Italicize any items that you would never consider eating.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison

2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos Rancheros

4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (does alligator count?)
6. Black pudding (no. way.)
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

16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (Umeshu!)
19. Steamed pork buns

20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries

23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn or head cheese (no weird meat products for me, thank you)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda
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
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O shots
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal ( I had to google it. I don't like too much heat in my foods)
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
(overrated in my opinion)
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S'mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (huh? I googled this and its like kaopectate?)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis (ewwww)
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette (see # 68)
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie (oh hells yes.)
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini (nope but dang that sounds yummy)
81. Tom Yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky

84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano

96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Which thing should be next on my list of things to try?
If you've eaten one of the things that I haven't tried yet, tell me why I should!


musicelephant said...

okay my daughter...i can't really endorse these foods, but here are the things i have had that you have not: black pudding, carp, borscht, clotted cream tea, abalone, spaetzle, frog legs, haggis, snail, horse. most of these things were on europe trips! ahh, culture. love, momo

Anonymous said...

okay my daughter, here are the foods which i have tried but you have not, which is not to say that i would necessarily endorse them: black pudding (actually good), carp, borscht (i bet you have had this), clotted cream tea, abalone, spaetzle (good), frog legs, haggis (not bad), snail, horse (also not bad). most of these things were sampled on europe trips! ahh, culture. love, momo