Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Return of the Friday List of Random Things - On a Thursday


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
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 (I don't know why I've never had this)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi (I'm highly intrigued)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float (for the win!!)
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (what degenerate college student hasn't?)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (crickets - salty and crunchy like weird popcorn)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (it's all I ate when I worked at Starbucks back in the day when they still served Krispy Kreme...yes, I know I'm dating myself)
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (so wrong, yet so delicious)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips (the only "candy" my mom would let me eat as a child)
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis (probably wouldn't try it - unless Heston Blumenthal made it for me)
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (I probably wouldn't eat this, but I'm not crossing it out...yet)
76. Baijiu (I had to look it up too)
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum (yes please)
82. Eggs Benedict (Hells yeah!)
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant (my dream)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate (so, so badly)
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa (I want to now...sounds delicious)
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox (I take it back, this one's for the win!! With some nice sliced raw onion....droooooollllll)
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

I'm not so much surprised by all the items I have eaten, but with all the things I actually WILL eat. Who's up for a tasting tour of Asia? I'm up for like a two-month trip..Thailand, China, Japan, Viet Nam, anyone?

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