100 Foods – Have you tried most/any of them?

This is an interesting food meme. Origins? here.

Things I’ve Eaten are in BOLD

Things I will NEVER EAT are Crossed out

For your information, the ones with weird names, I put Google Links to Wikipedia, Websites or Image Searches

100 ADVENTUROUS ITEMS TO TRY AS A FOODIE

1. Venison

2. Nettle tea

4. Steak tartare

5. Crocodile

6. Black pudding (Pudding made with blood. No, seriously? Gross.)

7. Cheese fondue

8. Carp

9. Borscht (Beets and Tomatoes)

10. Baba ghanoush (Eggplant/Aubergine + Spices)

11. Calamari

12. Pho (Vietnamese Noodles. V. tasty)

13. PB&J sandwich (PB&J = Peanut Butter and Jam)

14. Aloo gobi (Dry Indian curry)

15. Hot dog from a street cart (Time and a place for everything)

16. Epoisses (Type of Cheese from Bourgogne)

17. Black truffle

18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (When I drank…)

19. Steamed pork buns (Don’t like them. Too sweet to be meat.)

20. Pistachio ice cream (I am in LOVE with Mario Gelati’s version)

21. Heirloom tomatoes (Yummy.)

22. Fresh wild berries (Raspberries)

23. Foie gras

24. Rice and beans

25. Brawn, or head cheese (And I like it!)

26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (HELL TO THE NAW. Those things will burn my mouth off!)

27. Dulce de Leche (Thickened, Condensed milk. Has a very interesting aftertaste)

28. Oysters (DEEE-LISH!)

29. Baklava (Found it too sweet and sticky)

30. Bagna cauda (Like an Italian fondue)

31. Wasabi peas (I hate wasabi but I tried them anyway)

32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl

33. Salted lassi (Salted Milk)

34. Sauerkraut (Love it piled high on my street cart hot dog)

35. Root beer float (Once, as a child.)

36. Cognac with a fat cigar (This is when I did drink.)

37. Clotted cream tea

38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O

39. Gumbo

40. Oxtail Stew (Yummy…)

41. Curried goat

42. Whole insects (Maybe if I was in Thailand or Indonesia and they were heavily spiced)

43. Phaal (Super hot Indian curry dish)

44. Goat’s milk

45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (Don’t drink.)

46. Fugu puffer fish (Highly deadly if you eat the wrong part. The good parts, numb your tongue)

47. Chicken tikka masala

48. Eel (Japanese barbecued eel is my favourite. Mmmmm)

49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (Ate 12, fresh out of the box in NYC in my younger, more energetic days)

50. Sea urchin (Odd flavour. Soft and mushy.)

51. Prickly pear (Like from the Jungle Book)

52. Umeboshi (Japanese plum with an odd flavour)

53. Abalone (LOVE Abalone… YUM)

54. Paneer (Type of South Asian Cheese)

55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (Once for a contest. Never again.)

56. Spaetzle (Type of egg noodle)

57. Dirty gin martini (Don’t drink.)

58. Beer above 8% ABV (Don’t drink.)

59. Poutine (Fries with melted cheese, gravy and spices all over it)

60. Carob chips (Carob = a.k.a. Fake Chocolate)

61. S’mores (Marshmallows with Chocolate in between some biscuits on the fire)

62. Sweetbreads (Thymus gland of lamb, beef or pork, supposedly if cooked right, tastes like a Chicken McNugget)

63. Kaolin (No idea what the hell this is)

64. Currywurst (I hate very hot foods. :) Hot pork sausage with curry spices)

65. Durian (I hate Durian. But I ate it. And I like it artificially done in an ice cream)

66. Frogs’ legs

67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (A.K.A. “Beaver Tails”)

68. Haggis (Scottish concoction of heart, liver, lungs of a sheep with oatmeal, onions and spices cooked in a sheep’s stomach)

69. Fried plantain

70. Chitterlings, or andouillette (Pig intestines)

71. Gazpacho

72. Caviar and blini (Am interested in trying!)

73. Louche absinthe (Anise-flavoured alcoholic drink. I don’t drink)

74. Gjetost, or brunost (Norwegian whey cheese)

75. Roadkill (Do I look like a redneck to youse?)

76. Baijiu (Chinese distilled alcohol usually made from rice. Don’t drink.)

77. Hostess Fruit Pie (Hostess is the brand. It’s a type of junk food which I didn’t know. No thanks!)

78. Snail a.k.a. Escargot (Yummy with garlic)

79. Lapsang souchong (Type of Black Tea)

80. Bellini (Italian Cocktail.. Don’t drink.)

81. Tom yum goong (Delicious Thai soup)

82. Eggs Benedict

83. Pocky (I’ve tried them all. Literally.)

84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant. (A dream!!!)

85. Kobe beef (Would also like to try this..)

86. Hare

87. Goulash (Spicy Hungarian dish, like a stew. Hate spicy :) )

88. Flowers (Roses dipped in chocolate.)

89. Horse (I just can’t. I know they do in Europe, but I just can’t)

90. Criollo chocolate (Brand of chocolate)

91. Spam (fake mix of leftover meats. Very salty. Not proud of this one.)

92. Soft shell crab (This in a sushi is yummy too)

93. Rose harissa (Type of unique spice mix)

94. Catfish

95. Mole poblano (Type of sauce with dried chili peppers and spices. Spicy = Not my style)

96. Bagel and lox (Am dying to try this one day.)

97. Lobster Thermidor (Ditto)

98. Polenta (Boiled cornmeal dish)

99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee (I don’t drink coffee. Period.)

100. Snake (NO FRICKING WAY. I am deathly afraid of snakes. I hate how they slither)

TOTAL COUNT

50 Things I Have Already Eaten (And either hate or love)

19 Things I Won’t Eat (Spicy, Alcoholic, “Disgusting”, Scared, Deadly)

31 Things I Wouldn’t mind Trying or would LOVE to try (This is now on my TO EAT list now)

Speaking about Snakes…

I read this really creepy story that freaked the hell out of me on maxie’s blog “I hate so much”. Original Link here

Original Source from Maxie

And now that you’re sufficiently grossed out, hungry and/or freaked out I leave you with that tidbit!

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