I haven't done a meme in ages. This one is from Lemuel
. I get the majority of my memes from him (thanks, Lem).
1) Bold all the items you have eaten.
2) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
- Yes. It was stringy.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
– To quote cooking goddess Ann Hodgeman,"This seems like it’s been dusted with seventies powder. I expect to find it between the chocolate cheesecake and the Metrocal." But I like it anyway.
10. Baba ghanoush
– Mmm. Eggplant. Love it.
- Yes. Meh.
- Years ago in a Vientnamese restaurant. OK only.
13. PB&J sandwich
– As a child I would have starved without this item. I still like them.
14. Aloo gobi
– Yes, I LOVE Indian food.
15. Hot dog from a street cart
– Yes, but not often. I really like them at the ballpark (Go Red Sox!)
– Just recently. It was in a cheese flight that Chilmarrk Girl gave me for my last birthday. Not bad, though it was my least favorite cheese in the flight.
17. Black truffle
– Never alone, but I’ve had it in things a bunch of times. A peak taste experience.
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
– Yes, many times. Do I get extra points for having made my own elderberry, blackberry and apple wines?
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
– When I was a child, I was obsessed with the color green. This often meant eating pistachio ice cream, even though I wasn’t wild about it. I bet I’d like it better now.
21. Heirloom tomatoes
- Yes, though I’m not a fan of raw tomatoes.
22. Fresh wild berries
– Good god, yes. Life without them would be flat and colorless.
23. Foie gras
- Only a few times. This is definitely a guilty pleasure, because I really like it. I even managed to have a bit during the time that it was illegal in Chicago.
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese – No, but I love the reference to this in George Carlin’s Picky Eater
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
- I’ve tried a tiny bit of raw habeñero perpper, which is pretty much the same thing. Yowza! But they’re great in salsa.
27. Dulce de leche
- Father, I have sinned. I have eaten Oreo cookies with dulce de leche in place of the crème filling. Given the opportunity, I’d do it again.
- Yes, raw, fried, and in soup. I could do without the raw. The others were good, but fried oysters are a distant second to fried clams.
30. Bagna cauda
– Yes. My arteries are clogging just thinking about it.
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
– Can we talk? I’m a clam chowder snob. Growing up on the coast of Massachusetts will do that to you. Clam chowder is a sacramental food. It should never been eaten fron a sourdough bread bowl, and putting tomatoes in it is a crime against nature.
33. Salted lassi
– A tiny sip. Yecch!
– Yep. Never again.
35. Root beer float
– Yes, and it’s been way too long. I’ve made both homemade root beer and homemade vanilla ice cream before. Those two really need to get together some time.
Cognac with a fat cigar
– Why would anyone want to do that?
37. Clotted cream tea
- Yes, in the Lakes District of England.
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
– Yes, but never a really authentic one with filet powder. I’d really like to try that.
- Yes. Oxtail soup is camping food.
41. Curried goat
– Just recently. In St. Maartin on our curuise last winter, Someone (of Spo
and Someone) had curried goat and let me try a bite. I was glad I got the conch fritters.
– No. Many are probably surprised here. I worry because I have an arthropod allergy (see below).
43. Phaal – No, but I have had other really hot curries. Lamb vindaloo is wonderful.
44. Goat’s milk
– Only made into cheese.
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more - I don’t like whisky. This would be pearls before swine.
47. Chicken tikka masala
- A big favorite of mine.
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
– More than I would care to admit.
50. Sea urchin
– Yes, as sushi. Meh.
51. Prickly pear
– Yes, a bunch of ways. As candy, in Canada Dry Cactus Cooler soda. Chopped pads (not fruit) in salsa. The two best: prickly pear jelly from Kathie
and a single prickly pear fruit carefully picked from a plant in Garden Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains and eaten on the trail while viewing a very rare butterfly.
53. Abalone – No, but I really want to try this.
– Yea. Among other things, it’s in Aloo Gobi.
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal – No. I eat cheeseburgers at McDonald’s. Big Macs have too much crap on them.
– Yes. Meh.
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
60. Carob chips
– Yes. Among other places, over bonfires during winter Fen workdays. Did you know that Scrabulous accepts smore as a word?
63. Kaolin – You can eat kaolin?
65. Durian – No, but I will probably try it next year in Malaysia. But the fruit I really want to try there is mangosteen.
66. Frogs’ legs
– Yes. Meh.
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
- Yes to all four. Beignets were the best.
69. Fried plantain
– Many times in Latin America. In Peru they were a delicious remedy for Athuhualpa’s revenge.
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
– Yes. Meh.
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost – No, but I’ve had the closely related Myost. It was OK.
75. Roadkill .
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
- Yes, I’m embarrassed about how many of these I had in my youth. Berry was my favorite. It’s been many years.
– Yes. They’re a great excuse to eat garlic butter.
79. Lapsang souchong
- Yes. Interesting occasionally, it would never be my regular cup of tea (so to speak).
– Yes. Surprisingly, only once, because I liked it.
81. Tom yum
– Yes. Yum is the operative word here.
82. Eggs Benedict
– Yes. OK only.
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant – No, but I have done the tasting menu at Charlie Trotter’s, so I’ve come close.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare – If synonmous with rabbit, yea. If this refers to a true hare, then no.
– Yes, many times and kinds.
90. Criollo chocolate
- Oh, my yes.
– Yes. My most memorable: At a guest house on the island of Dominica, I was offered ham and eggs for breakfast. I got Spam and eggs. .
Soft shell crab
I can’t eat crustaceans because I’m really allergic to them. The few times I’ve had them they have tasted wonderful, but it’s a pretty violent allergy for me. This is why I won’t eat insects.
93. Rose harissa I’ve had both rose pudding and harissa, but never the two together. Harissa is a great spice.
95. Mole poblano
– Good mole poblano is a sublime experience.
96. Bagel and lox
– No. See #92. .
– Yes. Uninspiring by itself, it’s a good vehicle for serving other things.
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee – I hate coffee.
100. Snake – Never had the opportunity, but I wouldn’t turn it down.
Bonus: What food item have you tried that should be on this list but isn't?
Cuy, or guinea pig. I had it during a trip to Peru in the early 1990s. It's served with the head, paws and claws still attached. I found it greasy and nasty.
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