queencallipygos (queencallipygos) wrote,

Yeah, It's a Meme. Hush.

One of the blogs I follow is the delightfully-named Chocolate and Zucchini, where a new meme has been born. She got the idea from a British blogger, who has published a book, The Omnivore's Hundred, a list of 100 foods that the adventurous eater should try at least once in his life.

The rules:

1. Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2. Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3. Cross out or italicize any items that you would never consider eating.
4. Optional extra: post a comment on Very Good Taste, linking to your results. (I'm also posting at Chocolate and Zucchini.)

So -- I call myself a foodie; here goes. (To be honest, I'm actually procrastinating from a deadline for a writing assignment; I've told myself I can finish this but I then have to go back to writing that biography of George Bernard Shaw.)

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 ghanous
11. Calamari
12. Phở
13. PB&J sandwich

14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (Come on -- I live in New York. This is 5% of my annual diet. And one of my favorite lines from a Neil Gaiman comic comes when Death is happily munching a hot dog from a street cart, and she says, "you know, I've always wondered if the chemical aftertaste in these is intentional or if it's just an accidental bonus.")
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
(Another "come on." I'm from NEW ENGLAND, for God's sake.)
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 (You know, this may be something I make for myself soon -- I do have a recipe for osso bucco.)
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/€80/$120 or more (....I've had whisky, I just don't know what the price was.)
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
(I apparently fell on a potted prickly pear plant when I was three, causing my mother all sorts of panic and prompting a rush to the doctors' office. I remember none of this, but still occasionally eat prickly pear as revenge.)
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer (I just MADE my own paneer FROM SCRATCH. HAH.)
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle

57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs (At the Nathan's in Coney Island, of all places)
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (I tried making my own beignets once, as well.)
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe

74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (You're kidding, right?)
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 (I had something that CLAIMED it was this, but it didn't taste much different from regular beef so I think it may have not been.)
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
(Another 5% of the New Yorker's annual diet.)
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee

100. Snake

55 out of 100 isn't bad. Some of the things I was surprised I hadn't eaten (I really haven't ever had a root beer float? Really?), I realized that I'd had the concept but just in a different flavor (actually, the local Friendly's ice cream shop made a similar drink with lime sherbet and Sprite, and I liked that instead).
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