Wednesday, September 17, 2008

-- what would you eat (from this list)?

Very Good Taste (VGT) was looking for people's feedback about food.

Copy the below list into your blog.
  • Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
  • Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
  • Optional extra: Post a comment at VGT's Omnivore's Hundred linking to your post.
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare (not with my sensitive stomach. I'm not big on TRYING to give myself food poisoning.)
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding (uh, no. Isn't this like blood loaf or something like that?)
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht (not bad even though it sounds like the noise you make horfing!)
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari (Best calamari I ever had was in the Puget Sound, on San Juan Island in Friday Harbor. They were sliced like mozzarella sticks and had the same consistency; so soft and fresh, not rubbery at all!)
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (you're playing with food poisoning if you indulge in this too much though...)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle (sounds suspiciously like black pudding; if so, NO.)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns (Not taboo but I'm not big into eating ass, only had pork butt once and was not impressed.)
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras (too cruel, I won't even think of eating this.)
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese (this sounds absolutely disgusting. I don't know exactly what it is but don't even want to find out.)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea (I don't want to eat anything that "clots.")
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat (had this in Mexico, birreria.)
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk (NEVER AGAIN! THIS SH*T IS NASTY! I almost threw up from it. Made myself down a whole bowl of cereal thinking maybe I just had to get used to it but NO, it got worse and worse. There's a REASON this sh*t is hard to find. No one wants it!)
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
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone (Have you seen how expensive this is? Hundreds of dollars a pound? Check out any good Asian supermarket, the price will knock you out!)
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (ashamed to admit but yes)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads (I'm not eating brains until I'm a zombie, thank you very much.)
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (now I know why it's banned from eating in public in some places.... agh, the smell!)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette (I would taste it but isn't this just fried fat? If I'm aiming to consume 1,000 calories I'd rather just eat a sundae.)
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini (Caviar is disgusting!! I ate it by accident. Was at a fancy buffet and it was in a bowl next to some crackers, I thought it was some weird lumpy jelly and smeared a huge gob onto my plate. I almost threw up when I downed the salty, fishy geloid mess.)
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie (woo hoo, I'm such such the exotic taste tester.)
78. Snail (But don't remember what it tastes like. I kinda swallowed it whole just to get it over with.)
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict (yuck)
83. Pocky (I was so smitten with the name "men's pocky" in Japan that I made myself an email address with it until I realized I didn't want to maintain so many accounts! But srsly. I love the word "pocky". The fact that there's a regular "pocky" and a "men's" version cracks me up.)
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse (This to me would be like eating dog.)
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (yes, I have never had spam. Hope it stays that way. Meat should not be crayon pink and the shape of its container.)
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor (I feel like I've heard of this but don't remember what it is.)
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake (the thought curdles my stomach but I might taste it.)
What about you? What have you eaten and what would you NEVER touch in a million years?


TONY a.k.a. i sWEAT bUTTER said...

i know that you said you didn't want to find out, but i will get such joy out of sharing this with you, the elements of head cheese.

think about the log shaped mold that they use to make cold cuts like bologna. take that mold and fill it with chopped up pig feet, pig snout, pig ear, pig face, pig eyebrows and pig tails. then, for added flavor, you make white vinegar flavored jell-o and pour it in the mold to fill in the little spots between the face chunks. let that set, slice it like salami, and voila! head cheese.

i must admit, i used to eat it a lot when i was little. it's popular hungarian lunch meat. then, at some point, i started actually looking at the stuff... you can actually see cartilage and hairs and god knows what else in the gelatinous goo. i avoid it like the plague now.

you want some now, don't you???

Kelly O said...

#19 made me laugh out loud! You know they were referring to cha siu baau, right? You are so adorable!

spleeness said...

omg Tony. I almost threw up just reading about seeing the little hairs, etc., in the log of head cheese. NASTY! But I will never forget now what it is because of the colorful way you explained it.

mark said...

Heh, I've had #1 and #75 at the same time! Also, if you count up all the damage that the yearling buck did to my truck, that road kill was several sawbucks per pound too!

I googled it, and if you had Kaopectate before the early 90s, you can cross off Kaolin.

Cross off #18 if you have ever had hard cider, or perry. Boon's farm apple wine should count too.

#70. Chitterlings, or andouillette: this one confuses me. It's sort of like saying watermelon or watermelon rind pickles -- two entirely different items. I've had Chitterlings, but wrapped around tasty sausage. I've had andouillette too, though it's nigh impossible to find around here.


spleeness said...

Mark, where's "here"? I never tried to look for andouillette so not sure where it would be easier/harder to find. Interesting...!

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