This Food List Challenge has been going around Facebook for awhile, but I hate installing the apps, so I hadn’t done it. Then, because I’m smart this way, I thought, “Oh! I should check the google. Maybe the magic box has it.” Lo and behold, I found this blog that had the list.
I don’t know that I’m a particularly adventurous eater, but I don’t shy away from trying new things when offered, so I was curious. I’ve bolded everything I’ve tried and crossed out everything that wouldn’t touch my lips even if George Clooney held it there and spoke soothingly to me. The rest I guess I’ll have to seek out.
1. Venison — duh. I live in Colorado.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare — that’s dangerous
6. Black pudding — in England, Ireland and Denver
7. Cheese fondue
10. Baba ghanoush
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi — at an Indian buffet where I asked, “What’s this?” about a thousand times
15. Hot dog from a street cart — NYC, baby
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes — duh, Boone’s Farm Strawberry, plus I get extra points for drinking wine made from something other than fruit (green chile wine)
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries — in Montana. The same ones the bears were eating. Well, not the VERY same ones …
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese — meat jelly? No, you can have mine.
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper — crossing off all the uber-hot peppers. Nobody needs that.
27. Dulce de leche
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar — I’ve had the fat cigar, but I honestly don’t know if I’ve had cognac
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O —are they talking about Jello shots? If so, then yes. Don’t judge me, I’m sure it was accidental.
40. Oxtail — the soup variety
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects — I think I had chocolate-covered grasshoppers once. Does that count? And my kids used to make ‘Ants on a Log’ but I think that was different. Gummy worms don’t count either.
44. Goat’s milk — yes, and I’ll never do it again.
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more — don’t be ridiculous. Don’t you know how many six-packs you can get for $120??
46. Fugu — pufferfish. I shy away from food that can kill me.
47. Chicken tikka masala — see #14
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut — fresh from the hot oil!
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal — in my wild and crazy youth, of course
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV — mmmm …. A gorgeous chocolate ale
60. Carob chips
62. Sweetbreads — kids, don’t be confused; this is not what it sounds like. but technically, yes, because I’ve had Rocky Mountain Oysters
63. Kaolin — this one confused me because it’s clay-like soil. But it’s Kaopectate, so yes, it’ll cure what ails you.
65. Durian — no, but I am desperate to try some. How could you not want to eat something that tastes good but smells like rotting flesh?
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake — duh, I’ve left my house once or twice over the years
68. Haggis — I should take credit for this one because both my daughter and my father are fans ‘o the haggis
69. Fried plantain — delicious
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
72. Caviar and blini — separately, so I’m counting them
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost — goat cheese but only the once … blech
75. Roadkill — I’m drawing the line here.
77. Hostess Fruit Pie — in fact, I got in trouble for stealing one, once. Again, don’t go all judgy on me.
78. Snail — but I call them by their Christian name, Escargot
79. Lapsang souchong
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant — I’m not fancy like that, but I’m willing to learn!
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare — different from ‘hair’ which I don’t see on this list
88. Flowers — yes: calendula, carnation, dandelion, honeysuckle, pansy, safflower, and sunflower at least
89. Horse — ewww!
90. Criollo chocolate — I don’t think so, but please send me some
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa — never, but I allowed the piri piri my hubbie brought back from the Congo stay in my fridge for a fairly long time
95. Mole poblano — does a taste off my husband’s plate count?
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee — that’s just showing off
100. Snake — no, but I bet it tastes like chicken
So that’s 55 I’ve had, with 8 I’ll never try. Although, George, if you’re reading, there’s no reason you shouldn’t come over with that expensive bottle of whiskey. I’d allow you to try and convince me to drink it with you.
How ’bout you? How many have you tried? How many did you cross off?