Tuesday, August 26, 2008


What have I eaten (stolen from the SamuraiFrog)?

1. Venison: Once, I believe. I remember liking it fine.
2. Nettle tea: No.
3. Huevos rancheros: No. At least I don't think so.
4. Steak tartare: No. Would like to.
5. Crocodile: Yes. Well, alligator. In nugget form in Florida. Not that good.
6. Black pudding: No.
7. Cheese fondue: Yes.
8. Carp: No. Not that I can remember anyway.
9. Borscht: Yes. I stayed with a host family in St. Petersberg while on a Glee Club tour of Eastern Europe in college, and I'm pretty sure she served us borscht. Heavenly.
10. Baba ghanoush: Yes. Quite yummy, but not as good as hummus.
11. Calamari: Many times.
12. Pho: ?
13. PB&J sandwich: Of course. These days it's only a few times a year though.
14. Aloo gobi: Yes. I like Indian food, but don't love it.
15. Hot dog from a street cart: Too many times!
16. Epoisses: No
17. Black truffle: No.
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes: Nope; I'm a teetotaler.
19. Steamed pork buns: I once wrote airline menus for a living, and we had in-house translators, which meant lots of ethnicities. A Chinese (?) woman the next cubicle over made the most remarkable pork buns.
20. Pistachio ice cream: Not in years. Oddly enough, though, this was my favorite ice cream when I was a kid.
21. Heirloom tomatoes: No.
22. Fresh wild berries: Yes.
23. Foie gras: No.
24. Rice and beans: Yes, but mostly mall food court places.
25. Brawn, or head cheese: No.
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper: No.
27. Dulce de leche: No.
28. Oysters: Yes, a long while ago.
29. Baklava: My sister-in-law makes it. Not a huge fan.
30. Bagna cauda: ?
31. Wasabi peas: No.
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl: One of my favorite things.
33. Salted lassi: No, but I've always wanted to try it (it was always on the menus for Indian flights)
34. Sauerkraut: Sauerkraut on a grilled kielbasa on a good roll. Perfection.
35. Root beer float: Many.
36. Cognac with a fat cigar: A teetotaler who doesn't smoke? No.
37. Clotted cream tea: Yes, on a British Airways flight. Was buttery goodness. I'll have to see if I can get some here, now that I think about it.
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O: No.
39. Gumbo: No.
40. Oxtail: Yes. Meaty and tender.
41. Curried goat: No.
42. Whole insects: No.
43. Phaal: ?
44. Goat's milk: I don't think so.
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$130 or more: No.
46. Fugu: No.
47. Chicken tikka masala: Probably.
48. Eel: No.
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut: Yes, but never hot out of the oven, damn it!
50. Sea urchin: No.
51. Prickly pear: No.
52. Umeboshi: ?
53. Abalone: No.
54. Paneer: ?
55. McDonald's Big Mac Meal: Yes. And I, to my shame, enjoy them.
56. Spaetzle: No.
57. Dirty gin martini: No.
58. Beer above 8% ABV: No.
59. Poutine: No.
60. Carob chips: No.
61. S'mores: Yes, but never authentic campfire ones.
62. Sweetbreads: No.
63. Kaolin: ?
64. Currywurst: ?
65. Durian: ?
66. Frogs' legs: No. Keep emaning to.
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake: Yes, including fresh beignets in Nw Orleans.
68. Haggis: No. If given the opportunity, though, I would try it.
69. Fried plantain: Delicious!
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette: No.
71. Gazpacho: No.
72. Caviar and blini: Yes. Just a kindof salty mush, though.
73. Louche absinthe: No.
74. Gjetost, or brunost: ?
75. Roadkill: No.
76. Baijiu: ?
77. Hostess Fruit Pie: All the time as a kid. Not in ages though.
78. Snail: Yes. Kind of flavorless.
79. Lapsang souchong: ?
80. Bellini: Yes.
81. Tom yum: ?
82. Eggs Benedict: Very good.
83. Pocky: ?
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant: No, alas.
85. Kobe beef: No.
86. Hare: No.
87. Goulash: I think so.
88. Flowers: Yes. Not bad.
89. Horse: No.
90. Criollo chocolate: I don't think so.
91. Spam: No.
92. Soft shell crab: Yes.
93. Rose harissa: ?
94. Catfish: Many times. I've made it as well.
95. Mole poblano: No.
96. Bagel and lox: No.
97. Lobster Thermidor: No. Just broiled and baked.
98. Polenta: Yes - kind of mushy and flavorless.
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee: Yes.
100. Snake: No.
111. Elk: No.
112. Ostrich: Many times, in burger form. Pretty good.
113. Moose: I've had moose balls. (cue rim shot).
114. Whole hog BBQ: Yep. Amazing.
115. Wine @ >$400/bottle: No.
116. Home made bacon/sausage: Yes. My brother-in-law-s father makes his own sausages. To die for.
117. Chocolate and chilis: No.
118. Chittlins: No.
119. Moonshine: No.
120. Quail eggs: No.
121. Monkfish liver: No.
122. Live scallop: No.
123. Fried chicken giblets: No,.
124. Duck cracklings: No, but sounds gooood.
125. Grappa: No.

Until Whenever


bill said...

Pho - Vietnamese beef broth soup. Pronounced like "fa, a long, long way to run" not "my enemy is also my foe."

Lapsang souchong: - a smoked, black tea. I like it, when I'm in the mood for it. Gotta brew a cup at work though, wife can't stand the smell. Sometimes easier to find a blend called Russian caravan, which is a mix of regular black tea and a smoked tea.

frog legs - tastes like chicken. saute 'em with butter and garlic, sprinkle with some fresh herbs, pinch of salt. Good stuff.

Beer above 8% ABV: If you drink beer, two of my current favorites are from Dogfish Brewery in Delaware. I can find both in Georgia: 90 Minute IPA (9%) and Palo Santo Marron (12%); the former is a very hoppy beer, excellent for a hot summer day, the latter is heavier and I'd consider it more of a cool weather beer.

Did I mention the ostrich burger is back at Fuddruckers?

Tosy And Cosh said...

Pho - Sounds good.

Lapsang souchong: Smoked tea sounds not to my taste.

Frog legs - the local Lebanese restaurant we frequent has them, but I can never give up the shsish kebob ot try them.

I'm not a beer, or alcohol, drinker, actually. I've just discovered that a real Arnold Palmer (real brewed iced tea and fresh lemonade) is a thing of beauty, though!

To Fuddruckers!

Roger Owen Green said...

My list i did this week, but got the m,me from Johnny Bacardi.