Monday, September 28, 2009

Here Comes October!

Here Comes October!
This is a fun list I picked up from the Farmer's Daughter, who picked it up from Laura, the Fearless Chef. It’s neat to run through and see what you’ve tried. I’ve put the items I’ve eaten in red and added some comments. The "bolds" remain from the previous post, and are hyperlinks.
1. Venison- as a child, but I don't like it much.
2. Nettle tea
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht-not a fav
11. Calamari- love them
12. Pho
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
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras (in Paris)
24. Rice and beans-We have a strong Hispanic community here; good groceries!
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
28. Oysters- love 'em
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi (Poor Lassie!)
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (not with a cigar)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (the same night I sang "White Rabbit" karaoke. Coincidence? I think not.)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat- In Dominica. Unknowingly. I was horrified. I thought it was beef.
42. Whole insects (Gift store items during the Dali exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art..candy-covered ants, on a dare...)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk- every day
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (not my thing)
50. Sea urchin
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal- In the old days
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
63. Kaolin (I thought you made pottery from it!?)
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette...Well, I had andouille, but I'm not sure it's the same.
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe (Not sure about the louche part?)
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant- Who’s Michelin?
86. Hare
89. Horse NO WAY!
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
93. Rose harissa (I had rose chocolate sauce once...)
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox YUMMMM
100. Snake
Mine are in red. Perhaps the skeleton above is warning me to be more discerning when it comes to eating frogs, bugs and snails! Hmmm, I tried 65 out of 100 in my nearly 52 years, if I counted correctly. I have a new goal!!! Though the horses, sweetbread, and roadkill are definitely safe.

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