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100 Foods Meme [Aug. 15th, 2008|08:26 pm]
The 100 food items quiz; bold what you've eaten, strike out what you would *never* voluntarily eat.
Ganked from ysengrin!

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros

4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp

9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich

14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (Allergy issues -- chemicals = bad)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
(YUM! I love cha siu bao.)
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (Given my trouble stomaching normal chiles...)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
(I had something similar, if not officially this)
31. Wasabi peas (Eww. I dislike wasabi but I tried one out of curiosity.)
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (Classic!)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float

36. Cognac with a fat cigar (Allergies -- highly allergic to smoke)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (Allergies -- can't tolerate alcohol at all)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
(Better than you might think, really.)
41. Curried goat (Stewed with spices, if not officially "curry spices")
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal (Allergies -- can't have turmeric)
44. Goat's milk (Don't recall if I've had fresh milk... raw young goat cheese?)
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (Allergies, AGAIN)
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
(I believe I've had this in a rice dessert)
53. Abalone
54. Paneer (Something I've never heard of... curious cheese-type thing... Hmm...)
55. McDonald's Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle

57. Dirty gin martini (Allergic to alcohol)
58. Beer above 8% ABV (ALLERGIC TO -- *sigh* Darn list)
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips (I like carob. Just don't believe it's a substitute for chocolate.)
61. S'mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (Huh? Unable to find a description of this.)
64. Currywurst (..the hell? Are they kidding?)
65. Durian
66. Frogs' legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain (Good stuff and under-appreciated in this land)
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini (Though not together, strangely)
73. Louche absinthe (Allergies. Enough with the alcohol! This is supposed to be FOODS.)
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu (Allergies)
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong

80. Bellini (Allergies. Though I have had the bellini iced tea at Olive Garden... Yeah, it doesn't count.)
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant

85. Kobe beef
86. Hare (Rabbit? I'm not sure if there's a significant difference.)
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate (I've had several gourmet blends, but don't know if they included this specifically so I won't claim it)
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox

97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee (Don't particularly like coffee)
100. Snake

I've eaten... 60
I've not eaten... 29
I'm allergic to... 11

( The allergy total is not part of the meme, obviously. That's particular to me. :P )

[User Picture]From: penh
2008-08-16 05:11 am (UTC)
I was thinking of doing this, but when I got down to #15 and was already up to 7 items I would never eat, I figured there wasn't much point.
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[User Picture]From: vermillionfox
2008-08-16 06:29 am (UTC)
For Criollo chocolate you are in California, home of Etienne Guittard. They have a few bars you can buy and I'v always had wonderful service from them.

Just a warning, a good number of proclaimed 'chocolate lovers' will think it is a total piece of crap and spit it out with resounding ewwwwwws. If you can handle unsweetened Mexican stuff like a Carlov V bar or a spoonful of straight cocoa powder and enjoy it then criollo will be wonderful. It has a very unique aromatic quality you really won't find elsewhere and lasts quite a long time for a small piece. =^.^=

However for fun you can give 'chocolate lovers' some without telling them for evil giggles.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2008-08-16 05:40 pm (UTC)
Hmm, interesting. I do like semi-dark chocolate straight and dark chocolate as an ingredient... I've tasted straight cacao and didn't really like it. It was an intense flavor but too bitter to really enjoy much of it. So criollo may not be for me, though I'd certainly try it.
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[User Picture]From: crocodile
2008-08-16 08:31 am (UTC)
Uh, you would eat roadkill???
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[User Picture]From: cass_rising
2008-08-16 04:25 pm (UTC)
I've eaten quite a bit of roadkill. As long as its freshly dead and prepared properly, its no different than eating something thats been hunted.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2008-08-16 05:38 pm (UTC)
Hello. Rat.

In reality, it depends entirely on context. If it were a large animal freshly killed in a wild area (e.g. deer hit by a car on a forest road), I wouldn't have objections. But the likelihood of me being in a situation where this applies is slim, granted.
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[User Picture]From: gatcat
2008-08-16 10:52 pm (UTC)
The Pac NW is delicious roadkill central. Don't be shy!
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[User Picture]From: 3catsjackson
2008-08-16 07:20 pm (UTC)
54. Paneer -- I could swear I've fed you sag paneer somewhere amid my curry de-aversion campaign on you. If I'm lazy I'll just use store-bought farmers cheese, which is practically identical, but the cheese cloth I had at the old place was in some part there specifically to make paneer the couple of times I did.

I'm also surprised to see you've never had polenta. Is it a particular preparation you consider un-had, or just somehow gone this long without ever encountering it?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2008-08-16 11:46 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... Possibly. I didn't recall it so I didn't want to claim it. But Kit also thought that I'd had it, so perhaps that is the case and I have a poor memory. Wouldn't be the first time.

I've had various corn preparations that are similar to polenta but I don't think I've had something that would officially qualify as "polenta".
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