Originally created by Andrew at Very Good Taste, I have seen this list popping up on food blogs a lot lately including Amy’s Runs with Spatula and Chocolate & Zucchini, whose list motivated me to do my own. In light of today’s blah blah weather, I decided to scroll through my memory banks and think about good food (okay, a few ick experiences too).
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1. Venison – I once walked in to a friend’s house to see him cooking something rubbery looking on the stove- it was a deer heart- not venison per se but still a little disconcerting.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare – but tuna tartare, yes!
5. Crocodile – almost said yes, but that was alligator
6. Black pudding – seems unlikely but I wouldn’t say never
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp – I’m not 100% positive on this one- I grew up eating Great Lakes fish, mostly trout and whitefish. But I suppose some carp could have snuck in there.
10. Baba ghanoush – mmm, yummy stuff!
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi – Once, not a fan of cauliflower but I’ve had other aloo dishes
15. Hot dog from a street cart
17. Black truffle – I’ve had truffle oil before but never the actual truffle, yet.
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream– One of my favorite flavors
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese – Not bloody likely
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl- I had chicken n’ wild rice in a bread bowl yesterday tho’!
33. Salted lassi
35. Root beer float – memories of a kid at A&W with a root beer float and a hot dog
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O – not proudly, but numerous times
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects – Maybe under the right circumstances and it would depend on the insect. That worm that Anthony Bourdain ate on Cook’s Tour- nu-uh.
44. Goat’s milk – my aunt & uncle raised goats when were younger
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu – my death wish is not that strong
47. Chicken tikka masala
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut – and proud of this fact, almost cancels out the jello shots
50. Sea urchin – Their cousin, the sea cucumber was gross so I’m leaning towards no.
51. Prickly pear
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal – mostly due to giving up red meat in 7th grade but the special sauce might have kept me from it anyhow.
57. Dirty gin martini – don’t like gin, tastes like eating a pine tree
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine – I’m taking this one even if I’ve not had the original traditional Poutine with cheese curds and gravy. With gravy and cheese, yes. Just not curds.
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores – can’t go camping without these!!
62. Sweetbreads – Not such a fan of the glands and innard parts.
63. Kaolin – really, its clay?
64. Currywurst – Doesn’t really appeal to me
66. Frogs’ legs – This just gives me the willies, can’t explain why
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake – yeah baby, elephant ears all the way
68. Haggis – I’m not going to strike this off because I’ve heard its good and nutty, despite all the organs. There are even vegetarian versions.
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill – Did you see the DOW today? Better not strike this off the list.
76. Baijiu – 80-100 proof? Jeezus! Well, maybe just a sip.
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail – a friend in college convinced me to try these- from a tin. She opened it and there was this weird blue color, gives me the shivers just thinking about it!
79. Lapsang souchong
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict –I’ve been recently told I have to learn to make these but generally, I’m not an egg fan except for scrambled & omelets
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.-Someday……
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare – At Charlie Trotter’s
88. Flowers – Nasturtiums filled with cream cheese and scallions are excellent then if you tempura them- even more excellent!
89. Horse – See Item #75
90. Criollo chocolate – Maybe? I’ve tried some fancy-pants chocolates but I’d have to go look for labels
91. Spam – My dad grew up just a short drive from the home of Spam; We ate it a lot as kids. Excellent with maple syrup. But, I’ve not had it in years and I don’t see myself buying it anytime soon even though Gmail offers up such great recipes when looking at the spam folder. Uh yeah.
92. Soft shell crab – Damn good stuff
93. Rose harissa
95. Mole poblano – LOOOOVE Pollo en Mole! The Mexican place by my brother does it right, to bad its a 9 hour drive!
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee – I don’t drink coffee.
100. Snake– as jerky; not that exciting really
53 out of one hundred.
Not bad; I see I have some areas to work on though. Some of these things would require some real hunger on my part like the horse and roadkill. For the more typical items, I’m always looking to experience new tastes but I sometimes get hung up on looks and texture. Texture is why I don’t like broccoli buds but I will eat broccoli sprouts or stems (in ‘coleslaw’ usually). And looks are why I had to strike through Head Cheese.