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Sunday, April 15, 2012

100 Foods To Eat Before You Die

If I’ve tried the food, I’ll make it purple. If I refuse to ever try it, I’ll bold it.

1. Venison - I love venison. I once made a batch of venison stew, best stew I ever had.

2. Nettle tea - I believe I tried this when I hired a personal diet guru back when I was single and had $$. I didn't care for it.

3. Huevos rancheros - Of course! Love Mexican food!

4. Steak tartare - Yes, and I liked it. Wouldn't touch raw meat now though.

5. Crocodile

6. Black pudding

7. Cheese fondue - I love fondue! Which reminds me, I still need to have a fondue party!

8. Carp

9. Borscht - Sounds disgusting.

10. Baba ghanoush

11. Calamari

12. Pho

13. PB&J sandwich

14. Aloo gobi - Mmm. Love Indian food!

15. Hot dog from a street cart- Never from a street cart.

16. Epoisses

17. Black truffle

18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes- I chocolate wine once. Kinda weird.

19. Steamed pork buns

20. Pistachio ice cream- I love pistachio ice cream!

21. Heirloom tomatoes- I’m pretty sure I’ve had these.

22. Fresh wild berries- When I was a kid we picked strawberries growing in a field. I guess that constitutes "wild".

23. Foie gras

24. Rice and beans

25. Brawn, or head cheese - Not a chance! Bonus points if you remember what movie this line comes from "My brother makes head cheese reeeeeeeal gooood."

26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper

27. Dulce de leche - Does dulce de leche flavored ice cream count?

28. Oysters- Oysters Rockefeller...yum!

29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda

31. Wasabi peas

32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl- Not in a sourdough bowl. But I prefer Manhattan Clam Chowder. Very hard to find around here.

33. Salted lassi

34. Sauerkraut

35. Root beer float

36. Cognac with a fat cigar - Not the Cognac, but I've had cigars.

37. Clotted cream tea - Not a fan of anything in my tea. Straight up please!

38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O shot- Surprisingly, never had one.

39. Gumbo- Love it!

40. Oxtail

41. Curried goat

42. Whole insects

43. Phaal

44. Goat’s milk- I’ve had goat’s cheese, so that counts, right?

45. Single malt whiskey - Whiskey is my friend.

46. Fugu

47. Chicken tikka masala- Love it! We make this at home all the time.

48. Eel- In sushi form only.

49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut- I just don't see what's so special about them.

50. Sea urchin

51. Prickly pear

52. Umeboshi

53. Abalone - Tuna? Yes.

54. Paneer - Saag paneer! Love it!

55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal- Not a fan, but have had it.

56. Spaetzle

57. Dirty gin martini - The dirtier the better!

58. Beer above 8% ABV- Probably have had it.

59. Poutine

60. Carob chips - Yes I've had it, and no, I don't think it's a good substitute for chocolate chips.

61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin

64. Currywurst

65. Durian

66. Frogs’ legs - Tastes like chicken. Really!

67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake

68. Haggis

69. Fried plantain

70. Chitterlings, or andouillette

71. Gazpacho- Triple love it! But it's a lot of work to make at home.

72. Caviar and blini - I've had caviar. Usually have it for New Year's Eve. Never had blini.

73. Louche absinthe

74. Gjetost, or brunost

75. Roadkill- What? No way!

76. Baijiu

77. Hostess Fruit Pie - What school lunch in WI didn't include Hostess?

78. Snail

79. Lapsang souchong

80. Bellini- One of the best summer cocktails!

81. Tom yum

82. Eggs Benedict - Yum! Usually make this for holiday breakfast.

83. Pocky

84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant - Umm, yeah, right, on my salary?

85. Kobe beef

86. Hare

87. Goulash

88. Flowers- Probably, at a restaurant.

89. Horse

90. Criollo

91. Spam - Spam and eggs!

92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa

94. Catfish

95. Mole poblano- I’m not a huge fan of mole.

96. Bagel and lox- Love it! It's been too long though.

97. Lobster Thermidor - I had my first whole lobster last month. Yum!

98. Polenta - Not a fan.

99. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

100. Snake

So now I want to know, what you have you tried? What do you want to try? What will you never try!

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