Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Supposedly Fun Thing to Eat I'd Never Swallow Again

Thanks to Diedre at Mountain Pulse for finding this 100-best meme courtesy of Very Good Taste. Below are 100 food items for omnivores. I've bolded 86 of them, indicating the ones I've tried. Unlike Diedre, I didn't include photos or extended comments cuz I'm too busy/lazy. But number of stars indicates favorites, a yuck indicator says I've tried it but hated it, and things like horse and sweetbreads are off the potential list. Have fun!

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 linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos Rancheros*
4. Steak Tartare *
5. Crocodile (does alligator count?)
6. Black pudding - (kinda yuck, unless you're in Scotland and drunk)
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 - yuck
24. Rice and Beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese NEVER
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper - scary
27. Dulce de Leche *
28. Oysters - yuck
29. Baklava *
30. Bagna Cauda **
31. Wasabi peas ***
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
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo **
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects - yuck
43. Phaal ** wish I could find it more often
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more * SINGLE MALT!
46. Fugu NEVER
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
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywirst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis - yuck
69. Fried plantain
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
78. Snail
79. Lapsang Souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum ** (but Tom Kha is better)
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 - NEVER
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


RunninL8 said...

We must be gettin' old. My name's not Deidre and my eyes can't tell the difference between the bold print and the regular.

But, you are a brave one!
And that pumpkin is the BEST! I would do up a barfing pumpkin, but we live in a secluded place and we would probably be the only people to see it.

Loring Wirbel said...

My bad, I got that from Fluxgraphia! And bold-on-black doesn't show, neither do three stars for soft shell crab. As for Rocky Mountain Oysters, for years I thought they were identical to sweetbreads. I might have tried the latter if I knew they were thymus glands. Sheesh.

Sharon said...

Well, I'm glad we got the name thing cleared up, I thought maybe I was the one loosing it.

Anyways, I'm going to have to skip this one. I went through the list and I've only ever tried 10 things on it! I've never even had a Big Mac or a PB&J sandwich, how anal is that?! :)

Loring Wirbel said...

You live on this planet and you've never had Ronald or PBJ? Were your parents abusive? Gasp!

Sharon said...

No my parent's were fine they just had fussy children. Still, compared to my sister I was easy. She literally (still) only eats cereal, fruit, and potatoes. I think your list would probably send her screaming so I guess we'll leave the Aloo gobi to you. :)

Loring Wirbel said...

At age 19, I called my parents abusive because they never exposed me to a whole alphabet of veggies, beginning with artichokes and avocados and ending with African yams (we grew Zucchini, at least). Their excuse: "Hey, we're from the Midwest, we only eat meat and potatoes." Another reason to leave home.

Ruth said...

Ohh, I have a bad Scotch Bonnet pepper story . . .

Loring Wirbel said...

Well......?? With habaneros and scotch bonnets, you can't just tease us!

denise said...

I love seeing what other people have tried.

Sharon - no PB&J? EVER? wowza!