Monday, September 29, 2008

Food for Thought

I found this on I don’t even recognize half of these foods! Why don’t they list things like bananas and Doritos?! Okay, here goes…

Very Good Taste's Omnivore's 100

Here’s what to do:
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment at linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
1. Venison (Pretty good stuff.)
2. Nettle tea (I’ve considered doing this with dandelions. My old house always had a ton of these. It’s a shame they’re considered a weed, they’re so nice and cheerful.)
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp (Koi are carp, right? It would be like eating giant goldfish!!)
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari (Quite tasty when they’re fried and served with a nice marinara sauce, once you get over the adorable spider shape.)
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (Not a hot dog. Do hamburgers count?)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
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
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava (Overrated.)
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float (Ice cream floats with orange soda are the best!)
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
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
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear (These are plentiful in Zacatecas, Mex. I haven’t had the actual fruit yet, but prickly pear, aka tuna, jam is delish.)
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
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette (Eaten in menudo, under duress.)
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (I haven't, but I'd consider it if it was a deer that I'd inadvertently hit!)
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.
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 (I’ve got a great recipe for this. I’ll post it as soon as it turns up. It’s around here somewhere…)
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta (What’s the big deal with this? It wasn’t all that.)
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Okay, that's 25 I've eaten and 18 I wouldn't touch unless in a life-or-death situation. Yes, I know. I'm not a very adventurous eater! But what I lack in adventurousness I make up for with gusto.

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