Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Evidently, I'll Eat Pretty Much Anything

This is a food meme. I got it from Nigel.
  • Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
  • Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
  • Put in red any items that you would never consider eating.
The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare One of my favorites! Mmmmm, raw, red meat.
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
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 -- but I cried all over myself! As an ex once said, "Pain is a flavor."
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters -- another favorite!
29. Baklava -- I've worked at a couple of Greek Restaraunts -- but I only ate the baklava at one of them. I generally don't like flies in my pastries.
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas --I've seen them at Trader Joe's. As much as I like wasabi, these things do not appeal to me.
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi -- I like the fruit lassis better.
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float --My son would rather have RBFs than cake on his b-day.
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat -- There used to be a great Nigerian take-out near one of my jobs that served curried goat with yams. mmmmm.... And yes, pain is a flavor.
42. Whole insects --Chocolate-covered ants AND fried grasshopper.
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more -- thanks Pete, Richard and Sam!!!
46. Fugu -- I don't ever need to eat anything that poisonous.
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
51. Prickly pear -- the jelly
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone -- but I can't wait to try it!
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle -- I had to google it first, and yes, I have eaten it.
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV -- Thank god for the Belgians.
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin -- seriously, what is this? According to google, it's Chinese clay or an emollient used with anhydrous as an insecticide???
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs -- When I bartended in the country, one of my regulars went frog giggin', deepfried his harvest and brought them into the bar. Meh..
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain -- I love fried plantain...
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho -- Not only have I eaten gazpacho, 3 other women and I did a performance piece in college which involved the creation of a batch of gazpacho as a metaphor for how much La Reconquista shaped Spanish culture.
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill --I'd like to say never, but the economy is tight and I'd sure as heck carry a dead possum home for soup before I'd let the family starve.
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum -- very good, but I prefer Tom Kha
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 -- see #75
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


Butchie said...

Durian is the nastiest fruit ever. It made me gag and I have eated tons of gross stuff.

Pelmo said...

Sardines and Herring I don't see on the list. Neither did I see the food of the Gods Kugelis and Zeppelinai.

La Sirena said...

Butchie -- I never tried durian, but I'll take your word for it because I've seen the pictures of the things you eat.

Pelmo -- Clearly, it's not a complete list w/o kugelis and zeppelinai.