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  • The counter says that 4427669 have been flummelized, but I personally think it's all a big lie.

    om namay padmay om

    [ Monday, August 18, 2008 ]

    Not in my mouth

    I like to imagine that I have a very diverse palate...that I am willing to try all sorts of exotic foods, afterall, I work for a cooking school.  It’s all self-delusion because really the truth is that I am not willing to try many things, especially things that may have crawled or hopped at one point in their lives or things that are slimey or non-liquid things that have been long aged.  Oh and most organ meats.  And things that might kill me.  Nope.  Pretty much most of the stuff that those crazy guys on the Travel Channel eat for money. 

    That said, and in proof, here’s a new meme from Ali who got it from Clotilde who got it from Very Good Taste.

    The rules:

    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, linking to your results.

    5) I’m adding this one...* things I would eat again.

    (I provided links for the goodies I didn’t know)

    The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
    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*
    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
    42. Whole insects
    43. Phaal
    44. Goat’s milk
    45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$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 ?
    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*
    73. Louche absinthe
    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

    Now if you notice, there are many things I have tried and won’t again...and the truth is that if I’m starving, I’ll try anything...but if I have the choice of biting into a churro or a crocodile, well, the churro gets it while the beast walks free.  I also hate peas and bananas.

    Posted by karan on 08/18 at 10:59 AM
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