Food Meme


Here’s a food meme with a list of foods that apparently every omnivore should try at least once, via the Desert Librarian.  I’m a vegetarian (that is don’t eat anything from the animal kingdom but do eat animal products like milk, eggs, honey & cheese….mmmm, cheese), but I haven’t always been so I can check of a few meaty things on this list too.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea (this isn’t Nestea apparently)
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue (fromage et pan, mmm)
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush (so much fun to say)
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 -Shots
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (not intentionally)
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 (I accidentally had the cactus spines stuck in my tongue, does that count?) *
52. Umeboshi  *
53. Abalone
54. Paneer (mmm…cheese)
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 (clay?)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian *
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis (vegetarian haggis in Edinburgh)
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe *
74. Gjetost, or brunost *
75. Roadkill (maybe I’ll try it if it’s a dead apple or something)
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 (like roses, daffodils, and violets?)
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate *
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa *
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox (just the bagel, no lox)
97. Lobster Thermidor (just the lobster, no thermidor)
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

What I learned from this list is that if I had to look it up, it’s something I’ve never eaten.  There are some tasty things on here I’d like to try though.  I’ve marked those with an asterix.  So I’ll never eat all these things, but I can definitely improve on the score of 47 out of 100 that I have now.

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