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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 www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.”
Since I can never leave well enough alone, below the fold you will find more details on certain items if I thought it was interesting enough. For instance, I do not have a fascinating story about the time I ate a PB&J and the wacky hijinks that ensued. I just don’t, okay? Back off. If I can figure out how to scoot you there with a click, I will. Otherwise, it’s the old fashioned scroll.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare*
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
10. Baba ghanoush
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
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
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects*
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
47. Chicken tikka masala
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut*
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear*
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV*
60. Carob chips
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe*
74. Gjetost, or brunost
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
79. Lapsang souchong*
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
90. Criollo chocolate
92. Soft shell crab*
93. Rose harissa
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee*
#1 & 75 – Yes, I’ve eaten Bambi, I will again. In fact, I’d like to shoot my own Bambi-mamma someday and eat her. In season of course. I love Bambi chili. Additionally, I’ve eaten road-kill twice, that I know of, and both times it was venison. Oddly enough, both times there are funny stories attached. Hmmm, I’ll need to do a post.
#4 – This is closest to beef in its best and purest stage. I like tartare, but not as much as I like a steak rare. I like beef to have at least a passing acquaintance with fire, but not a close relationship.
#9 – Rasa’s Mom made us a very tasty cold Borscht made with beets from her garden. Oh so delicious. Oh so tasty. In Lithuania.
#16 – I adore cheese. Most of the time. I can only take so much of the stinky cheeses. If the description is correct, this is one of the stinkier stinky cheeses. I’ll try it. Maybe.
#19 – I am dying to try authentic Chinese Bao. Dying I tell you. I am a fan of steamed dumplings, I’d very much like to become an experienced fan of Pork Bao.
#34, 56 & 58 – Both my grandmothers were full blooded Germans. Nuff said.
#42 & 92– Do the dozens of gnats I’ve swallowed whole while riding my bike when I was a kid count? ‘Cause then I’ve eaten them. If not, well then, my intention is to never eat a whole bug. Unless you categorize bugs to include crabs and lobster, because then the answer is not only a “been there done that” it’s a “going to go there and do it again”. Except for the shell. I hated soft shell crab. Euw.
#46 – Why the heck would I risk my life to eat something that isn’t mind blowingly delicious? WHY?? Why do people do this just to say they ate it? No one I know who has eaten it would say it was the bestest flavor in all the world, nothing compares, I’d risk my life again! That’s just so stupid, it’s not even all that. I’ll eat that salmon, thank you. Why? Because I can catch it and clean it myself without risking my life in the process. And it’s dang tasty.
#49 – KK’s aren’t all that. I don’t really like them, they are tasteless. Okay, not totally tasteless, just mostly sweet. Unrelentingly super sweet. Cloyingly super sweet. And they are downright sweetened cardboard 10 minutes after they come out of the fat.
#51 – I first tried these in Arequipa, Peru while visiting my sister Laura. This little Indian woman would ring the bell and we would trot out with a bowl and some money. She would peel them and drop that delicious glisteny fruit in the bowl. I was mad for them.
#73 – It is a great desire of mine to drink absinthe. I keep meaning to pick up a bottle, but somehow I never do stop at the booze store to get it. It’s legal now. I’m really just longing to drink it. And then write in the fashion of Oscar Wilde. But I won’t smoke opium, I must draw the line somewhere. At least one line. Somewhere.
#78 – I can barely choke back most mushrooms because of their cooked texture, a cross between snot and decomposing rubber bands. I can not and will not eat something that squishes like a snail. It leaves a trail of yuck behind it. All the time. Euw. Just Euw.
#79 – I don’t like it. I just don’t. I tried it once and hated the smell of it, then when I drank it I REALLY hated it. It’s yucky.
#87 – My grandmother’s ghoulash was to die for. Yes, I know, I spelled it incorrectly. And?
#99 – JBMC is not all that. It’s not my favorite coffee, it’s not even in the top 10. I love Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Sumatra Mandheling. I love them so much. There were two flavored coffees I loved, one was a Viennese Cinnamon and the other was a Spanish Orange coffee that I’ve never found again. Both of the flavored coffees were naturally flavored so there were no aftertastes, just the smoothness of good coffee with the perfect amount of flavor. Seriously, I crave that orange coffee. I have never seen it again. I used to drink it when I worked at the Wild Oats in Westminster, Colorado. Right now the best coffee I regularly lay my hands on comes from Barista Brava in Rockville, Maryland. They sell it at Sam’s Clubs locally. Their Sumatra coffee is the real deal, the bombdiggety, the one.