From Jhianna (Thanks, fellow Queen!)
Copy this list into your blog, including these instructions.
Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
Optional extra: Post a comment at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.
(Or, at least go read the article. It's very good.)
(Or, go here and do the American version.)
Show Your Ignorance: Wikipedia link to anything you had to look up.
1. Venison -stew, made by grandpa, down on the farm. It was wonderful, but that may have been because I was starving.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros -Dave made these.
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile - Where can I get some?
Black pudding - It's what's for breakfast! In London, anyway.
7. Cheese fondue
10. Baba ghanoush - Has anyone else been on Topomax? You just don't care what you eat. I ate this because I liked the name.
12. Pho -I thought I hadn't had this, but I did. Vietnamese noodle meat dish.
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi - Ugh. Tumeric kills me.
15. Hot dog from a street cart - A street cart right next to the Tower of London. It was revolting.
17. Black truffle - yeah, they got me, I ordered something just for the teensy speck of truffle.
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes - Cherry Wine. Also from Grandpa.
19. Steamed pork buns - from a Dim Sum place.
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries - huh - more Grandpa cuisine
23. Foie gras -Got it at the grocery store.
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese - No. Dad ate this. He ate some of the worst crap. He ate Grandma's Mac and Cheese, he ate enchildas from a jar, he ate jalepegno bologna. 26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
29. Baklava - I hate Baklava. Then, every five years, I forget I hate it. We just went to last year's Greek Festival so I still hate it.
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas -Why would I eat something that hurts?
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi - oh, this bhang lassi sounds interesting.
35. Root beer float - I just said no to a root beer float at Fitzes last weekend. Oh, and we left just as firetrucks came. Does anyone know, did Fitzes burn down?
36. Cognac with a
fat cigar - well, I had cognac.
37. Clotted cream tea - Dudes. I make homemade clotted cream.
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
40. Oxtail - stew counts
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects - chocolate covered ants
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more -they make this stuff? Oh, wait, that's malt liquor I'm thinking of.
46. Fugu - Only if I prepared it myself.
47. Chicken tikka masala
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine - must have when in Toronto
60. Carob chips
62. Sweetbreads - This is another thing Dad ate. If it was at a nice restaraunt , maybe.
63. Kaolin - Kaopectate? Yeah, I've had that.
66. Frogs’ legs - I was seven, we were on vacation in Chicago.
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette - Well, I've had THAT. That's like chitterlings?
72. Caviar and blini - Both, just not at the same time.
73. Louche absinthe - no, but I'd like to. But only the poisonous wordwood type.
74. Gjetost, or brunost. - not yet, but sign me up for caramel cheese. Like those big tins of popcorn.
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail - Escargot? Mais certainment.
79. Lapsang souchong
81. Tom yum - Gah! It has cilantro in it!
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant - What? Why stop at three stars? Unless I go to New York or France I haven't much chance of eating any star-food.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare - Rabbit Polenta, in fact
90. Criollo chocolate - WANT
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
95. Mole Poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor - Made it for Tea two Christmases ago.
98. Polenta - Rabbit Polenta, in fact
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake - How did I miss snake?
I've had: 55 of the 100 (Where were brains on the list? What about snoots? Elk? Pheasant? Quail? Cactus? Dandelion wine? Raw conch? Wild boar sausage? All of which I have tried. This test is biased!)
Will never try: Head Cheese or Roadkill. Will never try because I don't like pain: Raw Scotch Bonnet Peppers, Wasabi peas, or Phaal.
Still on the list to try someday: Crillo chocolate and crocodile and poutine. Not all at the same time.
I only got 20. I guess I still have some livin/eatin to do!
Wasabi peas...not fun but not that bad. You only make that mistake once.
Kobe beef...I recommend Burger Bar Lumiere Hotel to everyone
Posted by: #0.75 | September 05, 2008 at 08:43 AM
umm, Topomax? What do you mean? I'm on Topomax for migraines. Could this explain something?? I'd love to hear more.
I loved this list. I thought I was adventurous, until I read your list!
Posted by: Libby | September 05, 2008 at 09:42 AM
I love Wasabi peas. Maybe I had the not that hot ones? And I have to admit that I think I had roadkill last month. I went to a meeting where they served a soup/stew and the guys were saying that the guy usually puts whatever he catches/finds in it. I didn't ask anymore questions - I just ate.
Posted by: Amy in StL | September 05, 2008 at 12:48 PM
Definitely get some poutine, asap. No rootbeer float? Really? They're yummy.
I'll be on the lookout for some of that carmel cheese....
Posted by: kristie | September 05, 2008 at 09:09 PM
Prickly Pear is Cactus! I csn send you a whole apple box full, from my front yard, if you want. By the way, Ms. Smarty Pants, you can't be sure you've never had road kill. People aren't always upfront on their ingredients, you know!
Posted by: judith | September 06, 2008 at 11:38 AM
Wasabi peas are not pain. They are instant relief for congested sinuses. Wasabi peas are pain the same way Vinegar and Salt potato chips are pain (although I really prefer Dill potato chips). But they are better mixed into something, like mashed potatoes...and I think all mine were eaten by The Husband.
Posted by: Sherri | September 06, 2008 at 03:27 PM
THIS is a great blog. What a great find!
I really am enjoying reading it.
o-BTW, I had been a nurse at a neurology clinic for three years, so your posts mocking your illness are so funny to me. It is so awesome hearing you mock your MS.
Funny stuff indeed
Posted by: Mrs. Hall | September 06, 2008 at 03:36 PM
How have you never had clam chowder in a bread bowl? I don't even like clam chowder and I've had it. The bowl part was amazing.
Posted by: Overflowing Brain | September 06, 2008 at 09:23 PM
.75 - Thanks for your recommend. That was a good burger. And huge. I'm still eating it.
Libby - One of the side effects of Topomax (some have it, some don't) is lack of appetite. I felt like after six weeks all food changed to plastic. I had as much to desire to eat food as eat a stapler. Then, after six months, I thought "Hm. Pizza!" and the side effect was gone.
Amy in StL - Was this a survivalist meeting? Of course, my granpas goulash probably has some roadkill. I would eat raodkill deer.
Kristie - Poutine has to be good. Like loaded mashed potatoes, but fried. I hope it's as far south as Toronto / Buffalo.
Judith - Oh! Had cactua at the same place we had crocodile / gator, according to Gary. I dont recall croc at all.
Sherri - You might just have a hig tolerance. I think even the Pizza Hut Mild wings are too spicy.
Mrs. Hall - Huh! Which clinic? My clinical trial neuro just started one at Mo Bap (I think.)
Overflowing Brain - Well, the place you get bread bowls here (Saint Louis Bread Co to us, Panera to the rest of you) always has broclli cheese soup and I'd always choose that over chowder. And Noahs Ark, the place here for chowder, closed down before bread bowls became au courant.
Posted by: TheQueen | September 06, 2008 at 09:33 PM
Yes, you can definitely find poutine in Toronto!
Posted by: kristie | September 07, 2008 at 05:44 PM
Kristie - excellent! I just took that Canadian knowledge test. Did YOU know poutine means mess?
Posted by: TheQueen | September 08, 2008 at 11:13 PM
I read the original "you don't care what you eat" as "you shove everything in sight in your pie-hole" so I was hoping to blame that on the Topomax. Alas. But thanks for the info!
Posted by: Libby | September 10, 2008 at 06:24 AM
Libby - Ah. Too bad - that lack of appetite side-effect was so odd. Friend #6 was on it at the same time and we'd say, "So what did you have for breakfast?" "Oh, a can of corn." "Yeah, I had celery. It was in the front of the fridge."
Oh - and I had Crillo chocolate tonight. It was all dark, and I don't like dark chocolate, but my God there were two pieces that practically got me high. Right to the chocolate brain receptors.
Posted by: TheQueen | September 10, 2008 at 10:34 PM
Hubby is the cook at our house. Recently, I have started photographing his creations before I eat them because they are so damn pretty. Just last week we had chicken breast marinated in a prickly pear sauce that he processed himself. I always ask him what ingredients are in his preparations, but by the time he has listed a half dozen or so my mind starts wandering. I should have him write them down for me because then I could compare them to your list. I'm sure I've eaten at least 50% of those items, even tho I'm not aware of it.
Posted by: KC | September 11, 2008 at 12:47 PM
KC - That sounds heavenly. Gary won't even heat up leftovers in the microwave.
Posted by: TheQueen | September 11, 2008 at 08:59 PM