Now here’s what I call a meme! Foodies, get ready. I found this over at a British blogger’s site: Very Good Taste. It’s a list of what he considers to be the 100 foods every omnivore should eat in his lifetime. Interesting!
Here’s how it works:
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here www.wendalicious.wordpress.com linking to your results.
Note to Novices: I’ve added a link to the more obscure offerings. Even I didn’t know a few of them…
The list after the jump…
The Wendalicious Omnivore’s Hundred:
- Nettle tea
- Huevos rancheros
- Steak tartare
- Crocodile: I’ve had fried alligator nuggets – does that count?
- Black pudding: at Eamonn’s once, on St. Patrick’s Day. I must have been drunk.
- Cheese fondue: I grew up in the 70’s, didn’t I?
- Baba ghanoush
- Calamari: I thought they were onion rings.
- PB&J sandwich
- Aloo gobi: it’s bolded, I’ve eaten it. And man is it good!
- Hot dog from a street cart
- Black truffle
- Fruit wine made from something other than grapes: quite a lot, as it happens.
- Steamed pork buns: Chinese comfort food (for me, anyway)
- Pistachio ice cream: just the other night! mmmmm…
- Heirloom tomatoes: I had some tonight!
- Fresh wild berries
- Foie gras
- Rice and beans
- Brawn, or head cheese
- Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper: why would I do a stupid thing like that?
- Dulce de leche: not yet, but it sounds pretty damn good…
- Oysters: yuck.
- Baklava: Dessert of the Greek Gods. Mount Olympus-y!
- Bagna cauda
- Wasabi peas
- Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl: I’m severely allergic to clam chowder, unfortunately. Found that out the hard way one vacation in Cape Cod…
- Salted lassi
- Root beer float
- Cognac with a fat cigar
- Clotted cream tea
- Vodka jelly/Jell-O: remember those parties I used to have, with the Jell-O fishbowl? I don’t.
- Curried goat
- Whole insects
- Phaal: I‘d try a little…and wash it down with some lassi
- Goat’s milk
- Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more: If someone bought it for me…I can’t afford it.
- Fugu No. F***ing. Way.
- Chicken tikka masala
- Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
- Sea urchin
- Prickly pear
- McDonald’s Big Mac Meal: sadly, fatly, yes.
- Spaetzle: in fact, I make my own! Recipe coming someday…
- Dirty gin martini
- Beer above 8% ABV: Molson XXX (14%), smuggled in from Canada, back in college
- Poutine: looks kinda gross, but I’d try it.
- Carob chips
- Sweetbreads: though my neighbor Chef Mark is lobbying HARD to get me to try them…
- Kaolin: this is a ROCK. Why is this on the list?
- Currywurst. Sounds interesting…
- Frogs’ legs: gives me the creeps
- Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake All of the above!
- Haggis: uh, no.
- Fried plantain: at a Cuban restaurant in Florida…oh my, yummy!
- Chitterlings, or andouillette. No thank you to both.
- Gazpacho: made some last week!
- Caviar and blini
- Louche absinthe
- Gjetost, or brunost
- Roadkill. What?
- Hostess Fruit Pie: again, sadly.
- Lapsang souchong
- Tom yum
- Eggs Benedict
- Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant I fear I will NEVER get this opportunity, since it involves actually traveling outside the U.S. (and my dear hubby lately is a bit of a homebody)
- Kobe beef
- Hare, rabbit. I am still haunted by a horrible childhood memory of a skinned Bugs Bunny lying in my Grandma’s kitchen sink
- Criollo chocolate. If it’s chocolate, I’m in.
- Soft shell crab
- Rose harissa
- Mole poblano
- Bagel and lox
- Lobster Thermidor
- Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. I wasn’t impressed. Now I want to try some Kopi Luwak…
My score is 50, 51 if you count the crocodile. I’m nowhere NEAR as adventurous as someone called Wendalicious should be. But I’m okay with that.
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