Food meme

Aug. 18th, 2008 02:45 am
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(via [livejournal.com profile] thekumquat

Usual drill. Bold what you've had, strikeout what you wouldn't want to eat (again), and italicize what you haven't had but would like to. Add an asterisk to anything you had to look up.

It's a remarkably American list, or at least includes all sorts of things that are quite common here.



1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
- You can get nettle tea in Sainsbury's, for heaven's sake.
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile - Surf & Turf is a staple of cheap steak houses.
6. Black pudding - Hard to avoid, really.
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari

*12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich Peanut butter is Not Food.
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
- Awfully generic.
*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
- I'm told there are some people who don't understand that blackberry bushes are there to be eaten from. This puzzles me.
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans

25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters - not in the traditional manner, though.
29. Baklava - there's a deli counter full of it, about 90 seconds' walk away.
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
43. *Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more - I probably have, but I'm not bolding it because I can't remember the malt.
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala - this is supposed to be something special? It's effectively the generic Curry.
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut - that'd be lightly flavoured and heavily sugared cardboard, then, with extra sugar and preservatives?
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 - don't think I've had more than 15%.
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips - Not Food.
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin - aka "China clay". It doesn't taste of anything and has no nutritional value whatsoever.
*64. Currywurst - what a pointless substance, especially with generic "curry sauce".
65. Durian
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 - I had absinthe straight a few times, and I don't want to have it again.
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill - have tried in the past, with fresh-killed pheasant, but the would-be chef hung it for Too Long.
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie - again, random over-sugared chemicalish crap, I'm told.
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong

*80. Bellini
81. Tom yum - not a fan of Thai flavours generally.
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
- boring.
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare

87. Goulash
88. Flowers
- lavender, rose, violet.
89. Horse - would feel too much like eating a pet.
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa - that reminds me, there's some in the cupboard, must do something with it.
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano

96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta - again, this is unusual?
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake
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