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foodie meme

OK, let's try this.

1) Copy this list into your journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Italicize things you would like to try.

1. Venison -- cooked it a number of times
2. Nettle tea -- well, not exactly tea, but I've made soup with nettles many a time when backpacking.
3. Huevos rancheros -- at a greasy spoon in El Paso, IIRC. Spent much of the rest of the day in the bathroom.
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp -- in the form of home-made gefilte fish
9. Borscht -- didn't do much for me
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich -- although I generally prefer PB & BacOs
14. Aloo gobi -- I think I've had this; certainly watched a twenty-minute video on how to make it properly
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses -- Google says it's a kind of cheese that goes well with raisin bread. Sure, why not?
17. Black truffle -- actually, only things flavored with black-truffle oil. shalmestere loved it; I could barely finish it.
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes -- people keep telling us that real tomatoes are tasty.
22. Fresh wild berries -- blueberries, huckleberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, ...
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper -- what's the point? I'll use hot chilis as a flavoring, but not as an end in themselves
27. Dulce de leche -- I think I've had this...
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda -- sounds yummy!
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi -- had sweet lassi a number of times, but not salted
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk -- cooked with it at Pennsic two weeks ago
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 -- I know the ingredients list, I have some idea of the quality of the ingredients; don't need to try it
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin -- if you count Kao-Pectate
64. Currywurst -- sounds interesting
65. Durian -- I've passed up buying them at the Oriental market
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake -- all of the above, I think
68. Haggis -- in Edinburgh, along with some neeps and tatties
69. Fried plantain -- I used to make this for lunch when I lived in San Diego
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho -- made it a few times, not my thing
72. Caviar and blini -- well, not at the same time
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini -- not much of a cocktail guy, but this sounds good
81. Tom yum -- cooked it at home several times
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant -- either here, where we celebrated major life events when I was in my teens and twenties, or here, where shalmestere and I sometimes celebrate birthdays and anniversaries
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare -- don't know how much it differs from rabbit, which I've cooked and eaten at SCA feasts
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse -- my brother and I picked up some Pferdewurst in Switzerland
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor -- I don't know if I've had this, but it sounds like the sort of thing I would like
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee -- not much of a coffee drinker
100. Snake -- I think somebody I met on the Appalachian Trail offered me a taste of his

Extra credit:
101. Lichen
102. Shelf fungus


M. Francois has 3 stars? That makes me happy.
Well, I haven't actually looked it up in a Michelin guide, so that's just a guess.

[checking on the Web]

In fact, the Michelin Guide doesn't seem to know of any restaurants in the state of Virginia, three-star or otherwise. They concentrate on Europe, and we haven't been to a lot of über-ritzy restaurants in Europe.
Come to think of it, the Michelin Guide doesn't know of any restaurants in the state of New York either. And I could swear I've seen at least one or two....
Or that we're too busy visiting the Thai, BBQ, Indo-Pak, Chinese, Korean, and Uzbek ones (roughly in order of frequency) to get to the Vietnamese ones :-)
I thought they started giving out ratings in NYC (and maybe some other big American cities) 2-3 years ago and it was a big deal.

Er, I responded to the wrong comment ;)
We have Pho soup-base paste in the fridge, and use it to make medicinal chicken soup. Does that count?
Next time you're up in BBM, I've got a pho place for you! "Pho 501" on Main Street in East Hartford... inexpensive&good. (Not to mention clean and important to us kid-friendly. Our toddler now loves Pho.)

I'm wondering if they conflated alligators with crocodiles as well as hare with rabbit... 'gators are farmed in the US but crocs are from elsewhere... I'll have to ponder this before I put it on my list...

On your wish list...I highly recommend the eel& the cognac...but as for sea urchin, I had it and hated it... must admit I couldn't get past the texture to explore the flavor.