Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The 100 Foods List

CouchPapaya found this interesting one (Thanks CP), here is my list.

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating (Like CP, I use blue)
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.
Additionally, I use italics for foods that almost/nearly eaten.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros (1)
4. Steak tartare --- I am almost sure I have eaten, but cannot remember 100%
5. Crocodile --- No way I am eating this, hopefully a croc. never eats me.
6. Black pudding --- After finding out what this is NO WAY !!!
7. Cheese fondue (2)
8. Carp (3)
9. Borscht --- (4) This is good stuff
10. Baba ghanoush (5)
11. Calamari --- (6) Not a fan
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich (7)
14. Aloo gobi (8)
15. Hot dog from a street cart (9)
16. Epoisses --- (10) Neutral
17. Black truffle --- Must have had some shavings over an entre'
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes --- Apple wine, I think had some in the NY finger lakes region.
19. Steamed pork buns --- (11) Assuming this is Chinese, not fond though
20. Pistachio ice cream (12)
21. Heirloom tomatoes (13)
22. Fresh wild berries (14)
23. Foie gras (15)
24. Rice and beans (16)
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche (17)
28. Oysters --- (18) Neutral
29. Baklava --- (19) Like it
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas --- (20) Neutral
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl --- (21) Some really good
33. Salted lassi (22)
34. Sauerkraut (23)
35. Root beer float (24) --- My children love this, had a sip once, yuk !!!
36. Cognac with a fat cigar --- (25) Don't smoke, but really like cognac
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/jell-O
39. Gumbo --- (26) Sometimes Good
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat --- (27) Had it in Jamaica, did not really like it; Kolhapuri Mutton is the best
42. Whole insects --- A guide in a rain-forest in Puerto Vallarta demo'd; yuck !!!
43. Phaal --- Huh ???
44. Goat’s milk --- (28) Like CP, Goat's Cheese.
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more --- (29) Don't drink scotch nowadays, but had some a while ago. Why not wine/champagne/cognac ? Yes to all 3.
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala (30)
48. Eel --- Like CP in sushi.
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (31)
50. Sea urchin --- Like CP in sushi
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer (32)
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (33)
56. Spaetzle (34)
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores (35) --- Again my children to the rescue.
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (36)
68. Haggis --- CP, you are brave.
69. Fried plantain (37)
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho (38)
72. Caviar and blini --- (39) Can't believe I have had caviar on shores of the Caspian sea (Iranian side).
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu ????
77. Hostess Fruit Pie (40)
78. Snail (41) --- Std. French, escargots, not bad
79. Lapsang souchong ????
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum (42)
82. Eggs Benedict (43)
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant --- Not had the tasting menu, but on my very soon to do list.
85. Kobe beef (44)
86. Hare
87. Goulash (45) --- My PhD guide was Hungarian, so were several co-students.
88. Flowers (46) --- Again using CP's logic, must have had some somewhere.
89. Horse --- I hope I have not had this one.
90. Criollo chocolate --- I must have had this, but not counting for now.
91. Spam --- (47) Yuk !!!
92. Soft shell crab (48)
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish (49)
95. Mole poblano (50)
96. Bagel and lox (51)
97. Lobster Thermidor (52) --- Overrated.
98. Polenta (53)
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee (54) --- This is really good, had it in Jamaica
100. Snake

Not bad; 54 definite & 6 maybe.


couchpapaya said...

wow, almost 60% !!! ok ur the person to catch upto first :P

u know i used to think anything pudding was consumable, but of course i hadnt come across black pudding then hehe ..... and i'd sooner eat haggis than head cheese ugh! atleast once cooked, the haggis on ur plate doesnt resemble what it is, and more to the point tastes good ... the head cheese i've seen in stores always looks so scary !!! and how abt snails, even if they are fancified with escargot, they scare me a bit :D

i love some of the stuff u dont like much, like calamari and the steamed pork buns (assumed it was the chinese ones too), even wasabi peas .... totally agree with the classification on Spam. i havnt even tasted it but i know i wont go there. even the hostess fruit pie ..... root beer must be an acquired taste, neither me nor hubby like it much either ....

wish i hadnt read abt kolhapuri mutton early in the morning, now i'll go around dreaming of that :(

hey, and isnt that phall thing strange? i was thinking it was thai because of the name and u cld have zapped me when i saw indian curry ... have to ask arnd. if u ever find out let me know ...

ps... do u ever watch bizarre foods with andrew zimmern on the travel channel ?? he did goa last night, fun and yummy ... but a bad thing to watch after a salad dinner !!

Smita said...

wow!!! that many???

I to will fail miserably....

avdi said...

Smita - lets get together and visit Papaya and Samir.. then mayb we can work out way down the list.. but really .. crocs and SEA URCHINS who can eat such adorable creatures? (I mean Sea Urchins)

samir said...

cp :)) smita :)) & avdi :))
First, all of you are certainly welcome at my home; and I promise the menu WILL NOT be crocodiles, snails, intestines, and chilled monkey brain (remember that)

Now that 60 % is slight stretch. A more stringent rule, say have you eaten more than 3 times would only yield 25 items. Also, the items on this list that I actually Like and would recommend are far fewer,
Huevos Rancheros, Borscht, PB&J, Aloo Gobi, Pistachio Ice Cream, Hierloom tomatoes, Fresh Wild berries, Baklava, Salted Lassi, Cognac, Chicken Tikka Masala, Paneer, Fried Plaintain & Gazpacho;
and of course the tasting menu.

samir said...

cp :)
Yes that black pudding sounds gross. After you mentioned haggis, I looked it up; it may not be so bad. Agree on head cheese, though escargot is pretty decent, they usually cook it in a garlic & wine sauce.
Definitely stay away from Spam, I tried it once ugggh !!!!, also stay away from hostess fruit pies, totally gross. Root beer is a kids drink, and I have to schlep it home for each party (tastes like iodex the medicine.)
A big yes to Kolhapuri Mutton, you know the best foodies on MS (Vikram Karve) describes it so wonderfully.
Same with phall ??? What is that ???
Never watched that show, but Goa!!!; I still remember my one and only trip.

samir said...

Smita :)
This list was created by an Anglo-Saxon; I am sure you will do much better on an Indian created list.
Also, I bet the books read + items eaten; bot you & CP would come out way ahead.

samir said...

Avdi :)
As I already said, you are most welcome; and no crocs or sea urchins.

samir said...

Damn, how does one edit comments here.
Forgot to add Avdi to the list of
books+food >>> than avg.
Also, forget to add Jamaican Blue Mtn. Coffee to likes & recommended.

avdi said...

You cant edit comments here.. at best you can delete and start over.

CP Goat cheese should be a favorite with Mahatma Gandhi...

samir said...

Thanks avdi.
I actually like goat cheese, in a salad with toasted walnuts & a lite viniagrette & pears

couchpapaya said...

gosh, karve writes the best food reviews i've ever read. isnt he the one who described some chilly ice cream or something :P will look for the kolhapuri mtn, dont remember it right now! i shld just find a recipe and put myself out of my misery, that's the second time early in the morning i read abt it :(

btw, u've been tagged :D

samir said...

cp :)
Yes Vikram Karve is the best, try his "Purepur Kolhapur" @
The mutton described in there is I think referred to as Mutton Fry, but I also like the traditional one with gravy.

Hmm. re: that tag, I suppose I have to invent something :D

Smita said...

I have something for you :-)

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