Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Look! Two posts in one day!

My friend over on Letters From Glome posted this and I thought it was fun and interesting, so here you go.

100 Things You Must Eat Before You Die

The directions:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, 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 here at linking to your results.

Here are the hundred foods.

You can click on the links to find out more about what that food is (I didn't know many of them).

Oh, and I'm breaking the rules. 1. I don't know how to cross out stuff. 2. The links are bold, making my list of eaten items inaccurate. So, I'll just comment next to them...

1. Venison--Yes, and it was gross.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros--Yes
4. Steak tartare--Would NEVER eat it.
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding--Would NEVER eat it.
7. Cheese fondue--Yes
8. Carp--Maybe...
9. Borscht--Yes, and it was yummy.
10. Baba ghanoush--Yes, and I LOVE it.
11. Calamari--Yes
12. Pho--Yes, and I like it a lot.
13. PB&J sandwich--Of course
14. Aloo gobi--Yes, very delicious.
15. Hot dog from a street cart--Yes, before I became a germophobe.
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes--I made some but never drank it.
19. Steamed pork buns--Yes!! Yum!!
20. Pistachio ice cream--Yes
21. Heirloom tomatoes--Yes
22. Fresh wild berries--Yes
23. Foie gras--It sounds gross, but I really want to taste it.
24. Rice and beans--Yes
25. Brawn, or head cheese--Would NEVER eat it.
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche--It's in my fridge right now.
28. Oysters--Yes. I love a good Po' Boy.
29. Baklava--Yes
30. Bagna cauda--Yes, at a rest stop off the highway heading from Venice to Switzerland.
31. Wasabi peas--Yes
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl--Yes
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut--Yes
35. Root beer float--Have you met my husband? Yes.
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea--I had the scones with clotted cream and jam, but not the tea. Does that count?
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat--Maybe, in Germany. They said it was lamb, but...
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk--Yes
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala--Yes, so yummy...
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut--Yes
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear--Yes
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal--Ummm, yes.
56. Spaetzle--Yes
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine--Yes, and it's good.
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores--Yes
62. Sweetbreads--I would NEVER eat this.
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst--Yes!! One of my favorite foods in Germany.
65. Durian--No, but I've smelled one before...
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake--Heck, yeah.
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain--Yes, I make really good tostones.
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette--Yes, but I won't again.
71. Gazpacho--Yes
72. Caviar and blini--I've had blini, but no caviar.
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost--Yes, It's really sweet and caramel-y for a cheese.
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie--Yes
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini--I had a virgin one.
81. Tom yum--If I wasn't allergic to shrimp I would eat this.
82. Eggs Benedict--Yes
83. Pocky--Yes, and Amelia loves it. They sell them at the commissary. She likes Hello Kitty strawberry Pocky best.
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.--I wish.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare--I've eaten rabbit. Is that the same?
87. Goulash--Yes
88. Flowers--Yes
89. Horse--Yes
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam--Yes
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa--I've had harissa, but not rose harissa.
94. Catfish--Yes
95. Mole poblano--Yes. There's a place near me (El Kiosco) that makes the best mole poblano ever.
96. Bagel and lox--Yes, before I realized what lox was.
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta--Yes. And if you've had grits, you've had polenta, too.
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake


  1. YUCK! I wouldn't eat half of what was on the list. YUCKY!!!

  2. Wow. You've tried a lot of exotic and international dishes. Do you know how to make a lot of that stuff or did you just try it somewhere? I haven't heard of most of it. You're very cultured Brandi. :)

  3. There are a number things lacking on that list of 100 things!!

    chili stingray!
    cheese bread sticks
    onion blossoms
    fries with fry sauce
    pepperoni & pineapple pizza
    scones & honeybutter
    blackened anything
    dulce de leche
    chocolate croissants
    chrysanthemum tea

    Well you get the idea!

  4. I don't like spicy food so those are out, but I have done most of the Louisiana foods - gator, gumbo and frogs' legs. I was pretty proud of myself. I liked all (the gumbo was made less spicy for us Yanks). I didn't like the frog as is, but I would have eaten the meat if it was already off the bone.

    My family makes Jello shots (vodka jello) every summer when we're together. It's to the point my little cousins never eat jello because they think it's an adult dessert. Poor things. This year, we made it with schnappes though.


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