Friday, August 29, 2008

100 (foodie) things

Glittrgirl posted this on her blog today, so I thought I'd take part. 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. (I've italicised them, cause blogger doesn't do strikethrough fonts)
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at linking to your results.

Glenda's VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison (does it count if it was in a multi-meat, French Canadian stew/pie?)
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 -
yay for Street Meat (or Road Dogs, as Mike calls them)! in undergrad, Tiffany and I had street meat from a campus vendor as a marker of the official annual 'Pre-Summer Day!'
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes - my grandfather used to make all kinds of wine.. I seem to remember trying a gooseberry one when I was about 16 :) Raspberry wine is really nice too.
19. Steamed pork buns - fresh from a chinatown bakery in Calgary - yummy!
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes - just last weekend at the cottage, no less!
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans - together? no.

25. Brawn, or head cheese - I'm sorry, but nothing should have that much gelatin in it except jello!

26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper - I don't like really hot peppers
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters - fun fact: my uncle had (maybe still has?) an oyster farm of the coast of BC, and he'd often leave burlap sacks full of fresh oysters on our doorstep when he came to town... but I won't eat them raw, sorry.
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas - interesting, but I won't be eating them again.
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl - not in the sourdough bowl, I'm afraid, but what a great idea that is! :)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float - and coke floats, and cream soda ones, but root beer floats really are the best kind!

36. Cognac with a fat cigar - I don't smoke... can I get partial points?
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O - these were a favourite at the weekly Arts Faculty 'Bzzr' Gardens at UBC during undergrad
39. Gumbo - Shrimp or chicken?
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk - a great alternative when you're lactose intolerant!
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more - maybe, I'll have to check with Mike...

46. Fugu - didn't this feature in a Simpsons episode?
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel - makes great sushi!

49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut - I get chest pains just looking at them - I much prefer Tim Horton's!
50. Sea urchin - pretty sure I've had it in sushi
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal - I could never eat that much grease (I mean, food) in one sitting!
56. Spaetzle - not yet, but Claudia keeps promising to make it for me
57. Dirty gin martini - vodka ones are better
58. Beer above 8% ABV - it was called Delirium Tremens (9%), and I only had a sip of it. They sell it at the pub across the road
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips

61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin - isn't this a mineral used as a pesticide? How would you know if its on the stuff you eat?
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs - froggies are too cute to lose their legs just for my culinary enjoyment!
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake - in Canada, they're also known as BeaverTails
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe - this has only been legal in Ontario for about 2 years now, that's my excuse :)
74. Gjetost, or brunost

75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie - this isn't food, its a chemical!
78. Snail - sounds so much better as 'escargot', don't you think?
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini - Milestone's, a popular Vancouver restaurant, used to have Bellini Tuesdays, of which I partook many times!
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict - I prefer the version with smoked salmon instead of the ham

83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
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 - soooo goood! (but did you know that from a carb point of view, one bagel = FOUR pieces of bread?!)
97. Lobster Thermidor - I prefer my lobster plain, fresh from the shell, and dipped in garlic butter!
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee - hmmm... I really need to try this!

100. Snake

So how many have you/would you eat?


Glenda said...

Some items missing from this list... what about Camel, Kangaroo, Bison?

And hey - you had Absinthe last night at the restaurant.

Glenda said...

PS: that last comment was left by Mike, not me! :)