Sunday, 31 August 2008

My friend Sara posted this list...

From British food blogger Andrew Wheeler's blog, Very Good Taste, a challenge:

"Here’s what I want you to do:

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 at linking to your results."

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

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 ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses (I had to look; a pungent cheese from France)
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 (sorry)
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese (no, but I've eaten brains)
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(Sara says:a staple on the Oregon coast)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float (no, but I've done Guinness spiders)
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat (I make a mean goat vindaloo)
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal (I looked it up, it's a curry hotter than vindaloo)
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/US$120 or more
46. Fugu (why would I eat something that might kill me?)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
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
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores (I know, born in the wrong continent)
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (beignets in New Orleans, yum. Churros at all the folk festivals.
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong the tea, I assume. Tastes like creosote. Yuck.
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky (I can't remember, but possibly)
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers (pansies, borage, nasturtiums, calendula, violets, lavender, roses....)
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

A surprising number of these I have eaten with Sara, which is kind of cute. We met in 1981 when her family moved to Aus for her Dad's work for 2 years. We've stayed in touch all that time, and I've been to see her a few times.

In family news, the big boys went to see some wrestling last night and it was well received I think. D'Arcy has been talking about it all morning, and is challenging everyone to wrestling matches.

Erik is still screamy, and in fact, ready for a feed now, so I'd better cruise!


Michelle said...

You're a regular gastronomique adventurer!

Mummy/Crit said...

Nah, just a goat. I'll eat jsut about anything!

Julie said...

Ha ha, you didn't cross off roadkill?!?

Great meme; I'm going to do it too.

Mummy/Crit said...

BUgger. I guess I forgot. I look forward to seeing yours!