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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Food Meme

Courtesy of Allison, your meme of the day is: Food.


This is a list of 100 foods that every omnivore should eat sometime in their life. The idea is to bold the ones you've eaten.


Happily, I like to eat (though I avoid heavy spices), so i expect to do well on this one...



1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare (I was raised on raw beef. OMG yum)
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 In New York, we called these "dirty water hot dogs," because the flavor was best when the water hadn't been changed in awhile. And omg they're awesome.
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes Cue Deana carter singign "Strawberry Wine"
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream Gross. Dad liked it. Well, he ate it. Pretty sure he only ate it because it was the only ice cream we kids wouldn't touch.
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 - It helped to grow up on an island. And boy, do I love seafood...
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float I've had one, but I hate the taste of root beer
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O - Never again will I do blue JellO shots. I swear.
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat Yup - went to jamaica 3 times and it's common there
42. Whole insects Like Allison said, unintentional
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more - I don't do whiskey. I do cheap.
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut - I prefer Dunkin' Donuts, myself
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini not a big fan of gin
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips - not my fault, I thought they were chocolate.
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain I grew up in a Puerto Rican neighborhood, of *course* we had platanos
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail In a lovely garlic butter sauce. Mm.
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
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam Someone in college forced me to try it. GROSS.
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta had it for the first tiem at Spalding U. during my MFA residency.
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Conclusion: The Guardienne loves her some foodstuffs. Also, now I'm ravenously hungry. Anyone got any raw oysters?

3 comments:

Andrew said...

You like Dunkin' Donuts over Krispy Kreme??? Wha...

Laura Carscaddon said...

I did this one and the American Omnivore's 100 over at my Vox blog (the one I conveniently remember about only for memes like this).

avebayle said...

Check out the website www.rawoysteralert.com. I was shocked to learn that several individuals die each year from the consumption of raw oysters that are contaminated with naturally occurring Vibrio bacteria. Some gulf states have chosen to not take action in order to make raw oysters safe for ALL consumers.

Several years ago, the state of California made a requirement that all imported raw oysters must be pasteurized and since that requirement was put into place there have been NO FURTHER DEATHS in that state.

In order to affect change, consumers need to only accept oysters that are SAFE through post harvest processing or through being cooked. Consumer demand drives the market and the industry would be forced to provide oysters that did not lead to unnecessary deaths.

The website www.rawoysteralert.com has a wealth of information available and also explains how you can help in making the consumption of oysters safe for everyone.