Stumbled across this list on other blogger's websites and thought it would be fun to try. It basically consists of list of food (debatable) items which you should have tried sometime in your life..
The rules are these:
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 on Very Good Taste, linking to your results.
Ok.. so here's my hundred.. I've put my no-no's in red.
My score is 72.. not bad, but still have some eating to do.. Like the sound of lobster thermidor, maybe I should try to make it sometime..
1. Venison (my mum makes a great stew)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros (in Odessa, Dublin - best brunch special)
4. Steak tartare (several times, E is crazy about it..)
5. Crocodile (nice, gelatinous with a monkfish texture)
6. Black pudding (several types: morcilla with onion, baldana -from Tortosa with rice, Irish Clonakilty BP with wheat)
7. Cheese fondue (various types: manchego cheese with red white, traditional with kirsch, with truffles and cava) 8. Carp
10. Baba ghanoush regularly make it at home
12. Pho (tried something very very similar in Thailand)
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi also made it at home
15. Hot dog from a street cart
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 (Irish, Galician and from Deltebre)
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas - tried the other paste but that's not real wasabi
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (clam chowder yes, in a sourdough bowl no)
33. Salted lassi
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo made at home
40. Oxtail (speciality here, E loves it although not my favourite have eaten it)
41. Curried goat - have tried breaded kid chops so goat's not a problem
42. Whole insects - if cooked and was feeling adventurous, I guess so.. otherwise, no..
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more - my older brother is a fan
46. Fugu (don't think I'd risk it)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel (one of my favourites - smoked on toast with alioli or crushed tomato)
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin (just last weekend, octopus and sea urchin rice in the Delta)
51. Prickly pear - not a problem
53. Abalone (strange, haven't come across any of these before here in Spain)
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (but for some reason like the Mcfillet fish more!)
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
60. Carob chips local health food shop
62. Sweetbreads (duck, and then recently beef -although different part, both are sweetbreads)
63. Kaolin - hmm mud, most probably as a kid, but knowingly.. would have to say not as yet
64. Currywurst (from Lidl)
65. Durian - in Thailand, rather a strange taste.. wouldn't want to leave it too long though
66. Frogs’ legs (also in the Delta)
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
69. Fried plantain - hmm, difficult one this.. Do not like banana at all, so I guess I would say no..
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette - would try it but don't reckon it would become a permanent feature
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe - hehehe, I'm Irish, of course I'd try it..
74. Gjetost, or brunost - sounds good, never been there so haven't had the chance
75. Roadkill - depending on the animal.. cat, dog, rat, hedgehog etc - no, deer - not a problem
76. Baijiu - same as 73
77. Hostess Fruit Pie - Another American food.. Canned steamed pudding count on the British front?
78. Snail (in rice, a la llauna, in tomato sauce with jamon)
79. Lapsang souchong - I'm from Ireland, nation of tea drinkers
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky - the French version
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant. - still waiting to win the lotto to go to El Bulli..
85. Kobe beef - in Vertigo restaurant at the top of the Bayan Tree Hotel, Bangkok
86. Hare - in E's parents house.. I think his dad had caught it
87. Goulash - traditional style and done with Kangaroo meat
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam - in granny's house.. not a favourite
92. Soft shell crab - in Ubud Hanging Gardens -wow, wish we could get them here.
93. Rose harissa
95. Mole poblano - does Port Aventura count?
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor - nope but sounds really good
98. Polenta - in Venice with "Sea grasshopers!" (Galera)-Squilla mantis
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake - they say it's like eel so ok..
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