100 foods

By reeset / On / In Travel, Uncategorized

Not library related but fun, I guess.  My wife sent me a list because she wondered what kinds of crazy things on this list I could say I’ve eaten.  Some of the things on this list, I honestly don’t even know what they are.  But, I’ll play the game.  I’ve bolded the items of things that I’ve eaten in various forms.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison: (Growing up, deer and Elk were regular things on our table.  I actually prefer it to most other meat, though it’s not something that I’ve had in a while.)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros: (Not my favorite.  I love eggs, but tomatos, salsa, etc. should never be on them.  It’s just wrong.  Pure, de, wrong.)
4. Steak tartare (I love raw meat — most of the time)
5. Crocodile (Actually, Alligator — bbq’d.  I actually like it — though the meat is a little salty for some reason [though, I’ve found that’s the case with most reptile meat).
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue: (I prefer chocolate, but in San Jose, Kyle Banerjee and his wife took me to a nifty fondue place which was my first, and so far only experience.)
8. Carp: (I actually like to catch them.)
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush: yum\
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (I love street vendor food.  In fact, I’ve eaten some pretty interesting things from street vendors in the past and while sometimes an adventure — almost always my favorite food from my trips.)
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: (I’ve never eaten anything that almost made me thow up when I ate it, and then almost throw up for hours after while I suffered the after taste.)
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese (It’s kindof like ham and alright if you don’t know what it is.)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters: (I love them raw — or as close to raw as possible.)
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl: (Thank goodness I don’t live in New England, because I’d eat this just about every day.)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut (As Nathan, my youngest would say — Boogusting!)
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea\
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat (I’m not sure if it was curried, but it was goat.)
42. Whole insects (Honey ants and chocolate grasshoppers)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu (I’d love too — but I’ve never had the opportunity)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal: (This must be for the people that have a death wish)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV: yes, but I don’t like beer.
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads (Yuk)
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (Can you believe all of these)
68. Haggis (I’ll try anything once — thankfully, there isn’t a lot of chance that I’ll have an opportunity to have this in Corvallis)
69. Fried plantain (Not a fan favorite)
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie (Somehow, I find the thought of eating beef lard unappetizing — but I’ve had it)
78. Snail (In maple syrup — yum)
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: pansies, on salad.
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (ewwww!)
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 (I prefer the kind that rattles — again — the meat is kind of salty)

So that is their 100 (where is pretty euro-centric).  Were I to add to the list, I’d add a few more favorites:

1) Buffalo — lean and tasty
2) Pacific Salmon (any other salmon basically tastes like spit)
3) Fish and Chips (cod and vingar)
4) Avacodos (fresh off the tree)
5) Turtle soup
6) Sturgeon (has a very, non-fishy taste)
7) Hot dog from a baseball game

I’m sure there are others, but that’s what jumps off the top of my head.

So there you have it. Now here’s the rules:
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 www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

 

–TR

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