Friday, August 29, 2008

Meme--Edited for truthiness

You know the picture of my sweater sleeve that I posted on Saturday? I've done about 9 rows since then. Imagine it slightly longer.

Since I have nothing very interesting to report, I thought I'd do a meme. This is a list of 100 foods that every omnivore should eat sometime in their life. The idea is to bold the ones you've eaten.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare--my dad calls this a Cannibal Sandwich and eats one every New Year's.
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding--sadly, I wasn't brave enough.
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp--I've really tried to like seafood, but to my knowledge this isn't a fish that has passed my lips.
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari--didn't like it, though.
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--plum wine makes me very happy
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--ick
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche--no, but I've had things that were dulce de leche flavored... does that count?
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut--not a fan
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O--I've never understood the allure
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat--no, but I've had goat soup. YUM.
42. Whole insects--it wasn't intentional. I think, even though that misses the point of the exercise, that it should still count.
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more--um, I'm cheap
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut--overrated. It's a doughnut.
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer--probably.
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal--nope.
56. Spaetzle--I even have a spaetzle maker!
57. Dirty gin martini--not a big fan of gin
58. Beer above 8% ABV--Apparently I have!
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin--I don't think so.
64. Currywurst
65. Durian--I've had durian-flavored candy, though.
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe--they were sampling it in Liquor Barn one day--tastes like anise. No hallucinations.
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie--lemon is the best!
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky--Men's Pocky is the best!
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
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

There you have it! I feel pretty good about the number of bolded foods on that list, considering how picky I can be when it comes to food. 42 out of 100!


robyn said...

I got 43!!

Samara said...

I got 56! And the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel ale has more than 8% and I'm pretty sure you tried that at The Pub. Mmmm...Beer that tastes like bourbon.

David said...

Ann, I guarantee you've at least tried a few beers over 8%.
And you've had gravy fries, haven't you. That's what poutine is.

BTW, I got 68.