Thursday, August 28, 2008

Foodie Bandwagon

I have a book review to write, but am not sure if it will get done tonight, so I was pleased to see this meme on Pam's blog. I'm a fairly adventurous eater and have been to a few different countries - so check my answers out.

Here's what I want you 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 here at Very Good Tastelinking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore's Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding (We have had this for Christmas many times.)
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp (I couldn't! They're pretty and insidious.)
9. Borscht (I *love* borscht!)
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB & J sandwich (Always a favourite.)
14. Aloo gobi (The Indian place near me has a great buffet...)
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 (oh, this brings me back to Japan!)
20. Pistachio ice cream (blech - don't like pistachios)
21. Heirloom tomatoes (in fact, have some growing in my back yard)
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras (Yuck!)
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese (courtesy of my maternal grandfather)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters(just thinking of it makes me want to vomit)
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (Sourdough bowl, yes - but I can't stand bivalves)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut (not a favourite, but a childhood staple)
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (Don't smoke. Ever. But I like cognac.)
37. Clotted cream tea (In England, no less.)
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (Oh, the decadent uni years. We made them in jello egg molds)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (Um, no thank you.)
43. Phaal (See #26)
44. Goat's milk (Goat's milk cheese - does that count?)
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (It used to get very cold in Japan with no central heating...)
46. Fugu (I like not to be paralyzed, thank you very much. Plus it is bloody expensive.)
47. Chicken tikka masala (oh, yum! I love Indian food!)
48. Eel (It's called unagi in Japan)
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (But I prefer Dunkin' Donuts Sour Cream Glazed)
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi (Again, lived in Japan for 3 years)
53. Abalone
54. Paneer (Did I mention I love Indian food?!?!)
55. McDonald's Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV (Canadian, here.)
59. Poutine (Canadian, again.)
60. Carob chips
61. S'mores
62. Sweetbreads (Courtesy of my Dad who wouldn't tell me what it was until after I had eaten them.)
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst (But I would probably like this.)
65. Durian
66. Frogs' legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (I'd have to say three of the four - I don't think I have ever had beignets.)
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (Never say never. My sister says in the Yukon people sign up to get the roadkill.)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail (urgh..)
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky (And many different kinds at that!)
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers (We used to get a cake at work that had candied flowers on it.)
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (My FIL *loves* this stuff!)
92. Soft shell crab (For the first time at Asami and Gara's wedding.)
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish (I am honestly not sure on this one)
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox (Many bagels - I'm drawing a blank on the lox, though)
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee (Andrew loves this - I'm ambivalent.)
100. Snake (Again, courtesy of my sneaky Dad.)


Try it out - and if you do, let me know you put up your answers.


kemtee said...

I did it, too! Amazing what I've tried, and forgotten about!

Disco said...

I'm a big fan of the curry too. British Tikka Masala - oh yes!