Thursday, September 4, 2008

you're not going to eat that are you?

I found this while wondering around today, on Desperately Seeking Crab (great name). The list below was done up by a guy from Britain called Andrew Wheeler. It's a list of what he thinks all omnivores should eat once in their life. Some of them are great. some of them are gross. some of them I will be googling in about 10 minutes to work out what the hell they are.

Here’s what to do:

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 (I need to work out how to do this using blogger).
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at 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. Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich (I think it's fair to say Australians don't eat these)
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
(again, not an Australian thing)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle ('fraid to say, I don't understand what the fuss is about)
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 (why?!)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
(seafood makes me gag)
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi (but I prefer sweet!)
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 (but only if you count the ones that fly in by accident when i'm riding)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (in Switzerland. I was sooooo drunk)
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel

49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (you can get them on the east coast, but not Adelaide. hey it's a doughnut. Give me a jam doughnut from the Royal Adelaide Show any day!)
50 Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
(many, many moons ago. oh, the shame)
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 (well, absinthe, not sure what brand it was)
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (but I have a funny road kill story, remind me to tell you one day)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie (I take it this is a brand. is it like a mince pie? I hate mince pies)
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
(zucchini flowers stuffed with blue cheese. and sugared violets. and rose petals. and nasturtium salad)
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate (but I've had Haighs)
91. Spam (Maybe, I remember a can being in the pantry when I was young. i guess someone ate it)
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

I'm afraid I've only just made it over the half way mark. I couldn't work out how to cross through but there's a lot of fish or seafood on this list. Fish makes me vomit. literally. I'm a big fan of squid and octopus (as long as it's not stewed), but most other types of seafood inspire repulsion or apathy. There's also some stuff that I don't think you can get in Australia, like hotdogs from a street vendor, or Hostess Fruit Pies. Then again, horse butchers are a bit thin on the ground - I had horse when I briefly lived in France. So I'm going to go to wikipaedia and work out what I can/wish to add to my list.

Let me know if you do this, so that I can come and check it out!


Michelle said...

Thanks for the compliment of the name of my blog ;) Yes, thank goodness of Wikipedia, it helped me understand what a few of those things were. Hostess fruit pies are a brand in America. They are sold on supermarket/convenience store shelves and come in flavours like cherry, lemon, blueberry, apple and other fruit. It has real fruit along w/artificial flavours and actually not too bad but I really don't care for them. Sort of like apple turnovers...

Kitty said...

tee hee. don't remember how i came across your blog, but didn't realise you were an adelaide girl too. that's too hilarious! i did the wikipaedia thing last night, and there's some stuff i'd never touch - brawn is one. i don't mind offal, but things in gelatin turn my stomach. can't say the fruit pies really attract me either. happy to bake my own fruit pies. and yes, the adelaide wine region is amazing. i know the current wine person for the adelaide hills, and it seems to be a great job!