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July 20th, 2010
10:51 am


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There's food going around
There were two relationships I was in some couple 100 years ago where we would decide what we hadn't tried food wise, and then would pick a restaurant accordingly.

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
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream (had it, hate it)
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (I've had other stuff in a sourdough bowl)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (Didn't like it much, and I would never smoke)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects covered in chocolate
43. Phaal
44. Goat's milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald's Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S'mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin - looking this up, I cannot find a food by this name
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs' legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
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
100. Snake

If you feel like it ...
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) In my case I italicized a few items that I am unsure about.

Obviously there is little that I won't try.


(9 comments | Leave a comment)

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Date:July 20th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
>63. Kaolin - looking this up, I cannot find a food by this name

You're right, kaolin is a kind (or several kinds) of clay. Maybe they meant to write 'kaoliang', sorghum wine?

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Date:July 20th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
That makes sense ... haven't tried it ...
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Date:July 20th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
I did, left me rather neutral.
Funny thing is that while usually I get drunk on very small amounts of alcohol, kaoliang has no inebriating effect whatsoever for me. It's not just me either, I've heard the same from other people of European ancestry.
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Date:July 20th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
Kaolin is an edible clay -- it used to be one of the constituents of kaolin and morphine, medicine used for settling irritable digestion when I was a kid.

You can, actually, use it in cooking as well; if nothing else, one of Heston Blumenthal's cookery programs a little while ago used it when he was making an edible garden -- the rocks were tiny new potatoes coated in kaolin.
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Date:July 20th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
Ohh, interesting! I didn't know it was edible, for me it was simply the required component for porcelain.
Thank you!
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Date:July 20th, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
You're unsure about wasabi peas and abalone? Do you mean you're unsure if you've had them, or unsure what they are?

A quick count shows that I've had 66 of these, though it's probably higher since I don't know the name of everything I've had. As with most of these kinds of things, not a very interesting or expository list.
[User Picture]
Date:July 20th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
As with most of these kinds of things, not a very interesting or expository list.

Then why comment?
[User Picture]
Date:July 20th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
I didn't say your post wasn't interesting. Just that I didn't learn a great deal about you from the list.
[User Picture]
Date:July 21st, 2010 06:10 am (UTC)
y'know, a couple of items on this list remind me of why I became vegetarian back in high school. OTOH, cream tea with clotted cream is just wonderful.
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