One Hundred Things

The site Very Good Taste posted a list of 100 things that they felt every good omnivore should try at least once in his or her life.”

I’m surprised at how many foods I’ve eaten.

So which foods have you eaten?

Copy this list into your blog, including these instructions.

Bold all items you’ve eaten.
Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

Here’s my list – Have a look…..

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. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart

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
33. Salted lassi 
34. Sauerkraut 
35. Root beer float

36. Cognac with a big fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail

41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal – not sure what this is
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu – not sure what this is, either
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

62. Sweetbreads – sounds tasty, doesn’t it? except I know what this is
63. Kaolin – not sure what this is, either – apparently I have some research to do
64. Currywurst 
65. Durian – clueless
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
74. Gjetost or brunost – add this to my list for research
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu – add this to the research list, too
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
86. Hare – does rabbit count?
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse – never, not in a million years
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

Ok, so I need to find out what phaal, fugu, kaolin, durian, gjetost or brunost, and baijiu are. I’d probably better not do that before I’ve eaten, eh?

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6 Responses to One Hundred Things

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I’m sure you’ve had gjetost! It’s the caramel colored cheese that tastes a little bit like peanut butter that Hannah and I both really like.

  2. wellmet says:

    Hmm. I remember you guys eating it, now that you mention it – but I don’t think I’ve ever tried it. I might have to remedy that – anything that looks like caramel and tastes like peanut butter is ok by me. 🙂

  3. kilgore says:

    I can’t believe you don’t know what durian is! Depending on which chef you talk to, it is either the apex of the culinary mountain, or the soggy, putrid bottom of the food-ly ocean.

    Quoting Wikipedia:

    While [naturalist Alfred Russel] Wallace cautions that “the smell of the ripe fruit is certainly at first disagreeable”, later descriptions by westerners are more graphic.

    British novelist Anthony Burgess writes that eating durian is “like eating sweet raspberry blancmange in the lavatory.”[18] Chef Andrew Zimmern compares the taste to “completely rotten, mushy onions.”[19]

    Anthony Bourdain, while a lover of durian, relates his encounter with the fruit as thus: “Its taste can only be described as…indescribable, something you will either love or despise. …Your breath will smell as if you’d been French-kissing your dead grandmother.”[20]

    Travel and food writer Richard Sterling says:
    “ … its odor is best described as pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away. Despite its great local popularity, the raw fruit is forbidden from some establishments such as hotels, subways and airports, including public transportation in Southeast Asia.[21]

  4. wellmet says:

    Ok, well, clearly this is why I needed to do research. 🙂

    We should find all these foods and have a group tasting. (We might never eat again…)

  5. Jeff says:

    Fugu is blowfish and a Japanese delicacy. People die every year eating it. It’s ok, but nothing special, at least as sushi.

    Sea urchin is actually pretty flavorless. Eel is pretty good and gives you good luck if you eat it on certain days.

    A dirty gin martini is just a regular gin martini with some of the olive brine mixed in, which you probably already know. I think they’re not bad, but what do I know?

  6. wellmet says:

    Ok, I knew about the blowfish, just didn’t know the Japanese word for it. And yes, I do know what a dirty martini is – I hate gin, so I’ve never had one. But I did have a gin and ginger beer the other night that was outstanding, so maybe my luck is changing.

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