So I thought I'd subject you guys to a meme thingie going around. The Omnivore's 100. It's a list of foods. Bold the ones you've eaten. Since I talk about food here a lot, I'll throw in some comments for - hopefully - entertainment. I'm a lot less picky than I have a reputation for, I'll say that.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare - beef sashimi, same diff
5. Crocodile - gator count?
6. Black pudding - I've had a Filipino equivalent with blood as the main ingredient. It, ah, did not agree with me. Though it tasted all right. The first time.
7. Cheese fondue
9. Borscht - Ick. Double, triple ick. Even sour cream doesn't save it.
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari - I don't eat tentacles
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi - a dry N Indian curry
15. Hot dog from a street cart - I prefer them at ball games
16. Epoisses - German cow's milk cheese; I've had a lot of Amish hand-made cheeses, so I may have had something similar and not known it
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes - plum wine from Amish country, yum
19. Steamed pork buns - known as manapua in Hawaii
20. Pistachio ice cream - butter pecan is better
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries - I'm allergic
23. Foie gras - kind of bland, really
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese - unfortunately
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper - no, and you can't make me
27. Dulce de leche - this is a latino milk-based caramel; FOOD OF THE GODS
28. Oysters - allergic, yay
29. Baklava - best when homemade by someone other than me
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas - once; these are movie snacks in Hawaii
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl - still allergic, yay
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut - don't like it, but I've eaten it; come on, growing up in Amish country?
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar - uh, ick
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O - during college part one
40. Oxtail - oxtail soup; not bad
41. Curried goat - does curried kangaroo count?
42. Whole insects - FUCK no
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more - eh, it's booze
46. Fugu - none for me thanks, I like breathing
47. Chicken tikka masala - or at least, something like it, a chicken curry; very good
48. Eel - once, during a drunken trip to a sushi bar where Asian friends made fun of me until I ate everything
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut - not my favorite kind
50. Sea urchin - see above, about drunken visit to sushi bar
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi - in better bento boxes
53. Abalone - not sure, but I seriously doubt it, because the tab at the sushi bar was never too high and this stuff's expensive
54. Paneer - no, but it looks like something I'd like
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal - believe it or not, no
56. Spaetzle - more food of the gods!
57. Dirty gin martini - I prefer vodka martinis, but any port in a storm
58. Beer above 8% ABV - I've known a few home-brewers in my day
59. Poutine - not TRUE poutine made in actual Canada, but I've had the same unholy combo of ingredients mixed together before; that stuff is evil
60. Carob chips - GIVE ME REAL CHOCOLATE OR GIVE ME DEATH!
61. S’mores - d'you know, most of the folks I knew in Hawaii didn't know what s'mores were, and hadn't had them?
63. Kaolin - yup, worked, too
64. Currywurst - that's just wrong
65. Durian - one bite; it's like congealed moose snot, only not as good
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis - no, but I'd like to try it
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho - salsa you eat with a spoon
72. Caviar and blini - just the blinis; yum
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill - not that I'm aware of, but knowing my family...
76. Baijiu - the smell alone gives me a headache
77. Hostess Fruit Pie - the pudding pies are better, though
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini - and many related drinks
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict - let's just say the richness doesn't agree with me and leave it at that, hmmm?
83. Pocky - POCKY!!! Chocolate koalas are better, but... POCKY!!
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant - good grief no
85. Kobe beef - I've had the American version, but not true kobe beef. You can't GET true kobe beef in the US, thanks to the asshole beef farmers and their lobbyists making it illeal to import.
87. Goulash - this is a famine dish for me; I've gotta be really hungry
88. Flowers - I prefer to make tea from them
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam - spam musubi, the totally wrong food of Hawaii...
92. Soft shell crab - still allergic, thank the gods
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish - I do not get the hype
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor - still allergic, woohoo!
98. Polenta - yet again I do not get the hype
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee - my lifetime coffee intake is half a cup, one night when I was sick and had to stay awake. Can't stand any of it.
There you go, total excitement, I'm sure. You probably got the idea I'm allergic to shellfish. Only thing I miss are scallops. Definitions of the more obscure of those foods available here. Considering I have a rep as a picky eater and I think tex-mex exotic, I'm amazed at how many of those foods I've tried. Granted, I didn't like many of them, but still. Guess it's from hanging out with people who ate the stuff; when we lived in Hawaii the husbeast often went out to get manapua every Sunday morning.
Anyone wanna get me started on a food topic? I got nothing else to talk about.