August 27, 2008

My hundred foods

Thanks to Wine Me, Dine Me, Cincinnati, here are my list of a hundred foods...annotated as they suggest...

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1. Venison - as sausage, yes
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros - and the Cooks Illustrated recipe looks awesome
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding - tasted like ashes, mostly...had it in Cincinnati and in Scotland, both
7. Cheese fondue - at the Melting Pot and at home
8. Carp - The Girl makes fish every Sunday, and this was one time
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush - not so much with the eggplant, man
11. Calamari - didn't care for it...had it both as whole li'l squids and/or as deep fried rings...icky both ways
12. Pho - that means fake in French, right?
13. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich - the one I've had most recently
14. Aloo gobi - is that a real word?
15. Hot dog from a street cart - every summer, though we missed the chance in NYC
16. Epoisses - seriously, who makes up these names?
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes - thanks to Olive Winery
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes - just had some today with mozarella
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans - I miss Habenero.
25. Brawn or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper - only if I'd coated m'mouth in wax first.
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda - Wasn't that one of the lyrics in "My Sweet Lord"?
31. Wasabi peas - can't do horseradish, but I tried 'em.
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi - Lassie?...that's cruel...
34. Sauerkraut - Every New Years Day growing up, Grandma would make kraut and pork. I'd eat the pork.
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar - Cognac, yes. Cigar, never.
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat - Me and curries, we don't hang.
42. Whole insects - not intentionally, but I ate a bug at a batting cage once...crunched down as I swung. Blech
43. Phaal - Only if I can get up afterwards.
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu - Poison...poison...poison...tasty fish.
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut - fresh off of the line in Atlanta. Wonderful...
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear - In jelly, yes. It had chunks of the cactus leaves, though, so I'm counting it.
52. Umeboshi - especially since there are so many of these I've never even heard of.
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle - Fried up in a little bit of butter and with a bit of salt. Very tasty.
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV - I've never acquired a taste for beer. Cider, yes, and the strong stuff even. Would that count?
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips - Mocholate...
61. S’mores - Better with twix or snickers instead of just chocolate.
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin - dude, I looked that up, it's do you eat clay?
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs - Surprisingly tasty.
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake - Oh, just about any fried dough with some sweetness (sugar, cinnnamon, powedered sugar) is fair game to me.
68. Haggis - I liked it an awful lot.
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings or andouillette - sounds kind of tasty
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe - Me and licorice, we don't hang either.
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill - maybe in fifth grade, but that could've just been a rumor about that squirrel and the hamburgers in the cafeteria that day.
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 - There's a story about Paris there. Ask sometime.
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab - It was called a spider sandwich. Very, very tasty. One of the first shellfish that I was turned on to.
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta - I prefer a firm one, fried up to a mushy one.
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake


joey said...

dude... i coulda let you try some jamacian blue sometime. i had it for a solid quarter semester or so....

PHSChemGuy said...

I've never really tried of the dozens of things that I've not acquired a taste for...