100 Food Meme

Seems appropriate for Thanksgiving time, to write about food…  Found this meme at Ahistoricality, the idea is that you set “foods I’ve eaten” in bold, and “foods I’d like to try” in italics.  As I said in comments there, I’d have to add a category for “foods I’ve eaten but not on purpose,” and add another for “foods I make/cook with at home sometimes.”  And maybe one more, for “foods I ate once, but wouldn’t choose again.”  But here we go….to the best of my knowledge…
1.  Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
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
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
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  (close but no cigar–ha!)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat  (but shouldn’t I get half credit for Korean goat and Nepalese goat?)
42. Whole insects (uh, I was a camp counselor)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
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. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis (on our honeymoon, in Edinburgh)
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
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers (Nasturtiums, roses, artichokes, lavender)
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

I can claim 54%–pretty darn close to Ahistoricality’s tally, especially if you give me an extra credit for non-curried goat dishes.  (I deserve extra credit for eating huitlacoche last year, too, I think.)   I wouldn’t really want to try too many of the others–they’re either macho/hot/dangerous/expensive foods (yawn) or meats (generally not interested these days), or both.

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  1. Post Thanksgiving Food Meme « Knitting Clio Says:

    […] on November 28, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Courtesy of Pennamite.  Put “foods I’ve tried” in bold. Put “foods I would like to try” in […]

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