What have you eaten?

One of the great things about eating local (wherever you go) is that local foods often have a lot of variety and built in creativity that results in the delivery of everything from important nutrients to alcohol. Over time, certain things have become delicacies and other items (depending on where you live) are everyday dishes. GreenStyleMom just shared her take on this meme and since we just got back from a short camping trip and my son has simultaneously decided to skip his morning nap, I thought Id also have a little fun. (Instead of writing a serious blog post or getting other serious work done!)

It would be fun to see what youve eaten, so if you do this meme (either by blog or email) drop me a line or post a comment with a link and let me know!

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 http://www.verygoodtaste.co.uk/uncategorised/the-omnivores-hundred/ linking to your results.

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 (maybe? Ive had a lot of French cheese over the years)
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (fejoa, elder berry)
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
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
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat (I dont do goat, even sacrificial goat, so no curry either.)
42. Whole insects (Once tried a chocolate covered ant)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whiskey from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (This and the cognac/cigar combo are thanks to my husband in his bachelor days.)
46. Fugu Nah (are you kidding? I like sushi, but this takes it to an entirely different level!)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut. (Mine was colddidnt see what the big deal is!)
50. Sea urchin (First time was raw straight from the ocean in Madagascar with lime kind of like doing a tequila shot.)
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (Must admit that when these first came out and I was under 10 they were absolutely delish!)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini (Ive had a sip of a gin martini, but only every finished a vodka one. My mom is allergic to juniper, so Ive in general stayed away.)
58. Beer above 8% ABV (Had a 10.5 Imperial stout of some sort on Monday husband made a mixed 6 pack for our camping trip. And, yes we brought the bottles back to recycle them and we made sure the camp fire was completely out!)
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips (I like them okay, but NOT as a substitute for chocolate. Carob is its own deal.)
61. S’mores (Of course! Why else go camping?)
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (not that I am aware of, but sounds like it has interesting insecticidal properties.)
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 (separately? maybe?)
73. Louche absinthe (helps to have a roommate with family in Eastern Europe!)
74. Gjetost, or brunost (I don’t think so)
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu (Uh yes, I wondered for a while why many Malagasy carried white vinegar with them all the timethen I had some. Fire water I tell you!)
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 (Don’t think so, looked up my best prospect and it is only a two star!)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare (involuntarily as a kid thanks Dad!)
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

And a friend just asked me why I had lemon curd in my ice box! Do you know what else I have in my ice box? How about some grattons de canard à léchalote the next time you come over?

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