19 August 2008

Chewy Cheesy Memearino

I'm just doing this meme because it has been far too serious around here. Also because I want you to be impressed with what a food weirdo I am. I like grasshoppers, but will not let gravy pass my lips. That can't be normal, can it?

Most of the meat ones I crossed out are just things I didn't get around to trying before I became a veg. Personally, I think it is all equally disgusting - if you're going to eat cow, I do not see the difference in eating horse. I'm just sayin'.

1) Copy this list into your blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.
1. Venison (Growing up, Dad was quite a hunter)
2. Nettle tea (I have been stung so many times that I have a fierce hatred of nettles)
3. Huevos rancheros (but with the eggs scrambled. Poached eggs, as we have discussed before, are a tool of the devil).
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush Have some in the fridge right now
11. Calamari I have special love for the eight-legged creatures of the sea
12. Pho God's own food
13. PB&J sandwich. At our house, a specialty was peanut butter, bacon and sweet pickle sandwiches. Mom invented them, and I loved them. Honest.
14. Aloo gobi I make it ALL THE TIME
15. Hot dog from a street cart Nope, never
16. Epoisses I changed my mind on this one. I was thinking of crottin de Chavignol, not epoisses. Though I'd be willing to give it a try.
17. Black truffle This year we had black truffle pasta FEAST. So good.
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream Pistachio-saffron-rosewater is my favorite flavor
21. Heirloom tomatoes Green Zebras are growing right in my yard.
22. Fresh wild berries I have also made wild blackberry liqueur. Yum.
23. Foie gras Tortured diseased duck liver? Why, no thank you!
24. Rice and beans (Duh. Like every day)
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper Only in salsa. Only in miniscule quantities.
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters Smoked, not raw
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda No, but anything that involves warm olive oil and massive amounts of garlic and vegetables, I am willing to try.
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl Right up there with poached eggs in gross-out potential
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut We used to get this in school lunches. Do they still even try that with kids?
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea I am assuming this means afternoon tea, not some beverage made of clotted cream??
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O Vodka is ok though far from my favorite beverage. But Jell-o is just evil.
39. Gumbo Me oh my oh, catfish pie-o
40. Oxtail Only in french onion soup. Not the whole freaking tail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects Yum yum chapulines! Actually quite tasty
43. Phaal (What iz dis? I googled and apparently it is hot hot hot curry made with habanero and other fiery chiles)
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu (Are you crazy? I saw that Simpson's episode!)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut Only one, flown in on a FedEx plane, delivered by the pilot. That was cool.
50. Sea urchin (My sister Laura told me not to, which is good enough reason for me. She described it as both fizzy and sour. Yum).
51. Prickly pear I love prickly pear aguas frescas - I have a recipe on Snackish, my food blog
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone All the time as a kid. Mom had thing big wooden mallet she would pound them with.
54. Paneer (I have also MADE paneer. Be impressed).
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal The last time was over 20 years ago. I don't imagine much has changed.
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini MUCH prefer a tanqueray and tonic
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine I have never tasted gravy and plan on never trying it.
60. Carob chips (NOT a good substitute for chocolate. That is a big fat hippie lie.)
61. S’mores Nope never tried one. Really.
62. Sweetbreads If I was going to eat meat, I would definitely eat these
63. Kaolin (clay?? Who eats clay?)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (The stinkiest fruit on earth. Quite honestly. Like a mixture of diaper explosion and natural gas. I am not exaggerating. Tastes ok, but I'd rather eat a cherimoya or sapote, both of which are quite similar, without the stench.)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost. Not a fan.
75. Roadkill Unless Dad had something he wasn't telling us about all those critters he brought home
76. Baijiu (Dunno what iz. Googled - it is a Chinese white liquor that is 40-60% alcohol.)
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail (I am counting abalone here. It IS TOO)
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict (Nor poached eggs for that matter. Eeeh).
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant (I will do this. I will!)
85. Kobe beef Not since he fooled around on his wife
86. Hare I was thinking "Haré"? Is that Japanese?"
87. Goulash
88. Flowers I make a nice squash blossom soup.
89. Horse (My dad calls beef “horse.” Does that count?
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa (I love regular harissa, though).
94. Catfish And I have been to Catfish Days in Wilmington, IL
95. Mole poblano One of the great foods on earth
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor (No, but lobster used to be a staple food growing up since Dad had lobster traps and a little boat).
98. Polenta Is it still polenta if you call it "corn mush"?
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake


Nancy said...

I don't know what some of these things are. Like what is harissa? What are epoisses?

You've never had a s'more, really? Mmmm, the ones you have while camping are just so good. (In fact, I've had them when not camping and it's just not the same).

Gwen said...

Smores *are* over-rated, little tiny frog legs at this one Chinese restaurant in Bandung, Indonesia are the best things on earth and durian is stinky. It's so stinky, in fact, it's not allowed on flights in lots of SE Asian countries. I don't even know how it gets shipped anywhere, actually, since so many people find the odor so revolting. However, it is one of my favorite fruits in the whole world.

But I can't fathom the whole bug eating.

shoesonwrong said...

Yeah, clay? I mean, I've heard of starving pregnant women in Haiti eating those dirt/clay/water cookies out of desperation, but that's more super-sad than it is meme material.

Hmmm. Is some other group of people eating clay and I'm just unaware? I'm gonna shake google like an eight-ball until it gives me an answer.

claire said...

there is so much on this list i've never even heard of, much less tasted and i thought i was pretty adventurous in my eating. i'm pretty impressed that you've had Paneer (huh?) but never a S'mores. That's something.

Anonymous said...

Going to argue with you on s'mores. We had them everytime we went camping. Of course, it was a couple of years ago and you probably don't remember. especially good with a slice of cold red apple on them.
You are a lot more adventure prone than me. Lots of those things I never have heard of and some I sure as heck wouldn't try. No grasshoppers for me.

SUEB0B said...

Elvie - but I think I was too impatient. I would just eat the hershey bar and toast the marshmallow LOL

Anonymous said...

i've had almost everything on the list except sweetbreads.

the chef at my work has three stars so i'm counting that!

LittlePea said...

I didn't know what some of those things were too. I remember eating root beer floats as a kid. I forgot all about those....

nonlineargirl said...

Wait - you would NEVER eat steamed pork buns? Why? Talk about missing out. Char shui bao (steamed chinese bbq pork buns) is one of my favorite things.

I suppose I can get over it, but wow. No pork buns for you?

Suebob said...

@nonlineargirl I am a vegetarian. I agree that char siu pork is one of the best things on earth, though.

Deb Rox said...

You are pretty game.

I'm having a bizarre relationship with Durian. I thought I was pretty well informed about food, but had never heard of it until reading about it maybe two weeks ago on Steamy Kitchen (she made ice cream with it, and also talked about the stench.)

Since then I'm seeing it written about all over the place and heard it mentioned on a random TV show.

I hope the universe is not telling me to try it, because it has some terrible press surrounding it.

moosh in indy. said...

I couldn't even see straight long enough to read your post. Your tagline got in my way. I HEART YOU HARD.

Anonymous said...

I draw the line at bugs, haggis, and sweetbreads. Have had everything else.

Haven't had breakfast yet, and now I am strangely craving s'mores. THANKS.

nonlineargirl said...

Ok, that makes more sense. Somehow that did not occur to me (despite living in veg central).

Dim sum is so much less fun for vegetarians, unless you make it yourself (but then to get the full effect you must get one of those roly-carts and wheel it around the dining room).

Issa said...

Peanut Butter, bacon and pickle...man i want that right now. I'd kill for that. In fact, I'm going to go write a post about it right now. :)

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