Sunday, August 31, 2008

Day 14,545: 100 Things: Food Edition

The meme lists 100 food items that reflect cultural diversity.
1. Cut and paste the list to the blog.
2. Boldface the food you’ve eaten.
3. Strike across the items you will never eat.
4. Also include comments in parentheses as necessary.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea (I would try it if someone else picked it and brewed it.)
3. Huevos racheros
4. Steak tartare (I would try carpaccio in Italy though.)
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht (I’m not too crazy about beets, but would try it.)
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho (Love this in the winter.)
13. PB & J (A staple for me.)
14. Aloo gobi (I make this at home.)
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses (no stinky cheeses for me)
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (plum, cherry)
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
30. Bagna cauda (Sounds tasty)
31. Wasabi peas (one of my fave snacks)
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 (Properly so, in England)
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (jello shots!)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal (I don’t like food that is hot for the sake of being hot)
44. Goat’s milk (As a baby)
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu (Too chicken to risk this one.)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel (Only if I was in Japan)
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi (I would try it in onigiri, which I <3.)
53. Abalone
54. Paneer (palak paneer is my fave Indian dish)
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (I would try a bite of someone else’s, but would never order it myself.)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads (absolutely not)
63. Kaolin (clay? What is this?)
64. Currywurst (Sounds good, I like streetfood)
65. Durian (One day)
66. Frogs’ legs (tastes like amphibian-yuck)
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (I've had all of these, tee hee)
68. Haggis (absolutely not)
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette (Have you ever been in a kitchen where chitterlings were being prepared/cooked? *shudders*)
71. Gazpacho (I have a great recipe for this.)
72. Caviar and blini (I’ve had blini sans caviar)
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost (I do like goat cheeses)
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini (I like them better than mimosas for brunch.)
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky (strawberry and chocolate, yum!)
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef (If I were in Japan)
86. Hare
87. Hare (Why is this on the list twice?)
88. Goulash
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano (my fave in Mexican food places)
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor (sounds yummy)
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

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