This one has been flying around so I guess I will play along.
1) Bold all the items you have eaten.
2) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
1. Venison - My brother would marinade it and grill it. Not too bad.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari - Yes. I love it!
13. PB&J sandwich – I still eat them.
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes – Yes, I love cherry wine.
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
22. Fresh wild berries – I used to walk in the park by my house and "graze" on the berries. It was heaven.
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans - Yes, love it!
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche - Great stuff!
28. Oysters - Yes, I even like blue points on the half-shell.
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl – Yes, from Panera, but still good.
33. Salted lassi
35. Root beer float – Yes, especially A&W root beer.
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo – Yes, I am a fan of most Cajun food
41. Curried goat
44. Goat’s milk – I have had feta and also goat's milk ice cream.
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more - I like scotch, but not at that price.
47. Chicken tikka masala
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut - Of course the free ones, but also ditched church to have donuts and coffee in Spokane. Great stuff!
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly Pear
56. Spaetzle – Yes. Pretty good! That German background.
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV - Of Course!
59. Poutine - It was ok, but if I want to clog my arteries, I will stick with deep fried cheese curds.
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores – Uh, duh! I worked as a camp counselor for 5 summers.
66. Frogs’ legs - I would feel sorry for those poor amputee frogs.
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake - Yes to all four.
69. Fried plantain
71. Gazpacho – Yes. It was at a birthday party for a one-year-0ld.
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill .
77. Hostess Fruit Pie - Yes, apple was my favorite. But I never had one in years.
78. Snail – Yes, in wine sauce.
79. Lapsang souchong
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict – Yes. I order it often.
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
87. Goulash -Yes.
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam – Yes, but not too often.
92. Soft shell crab - Had it in Texas. I had to wait for it to be unloaded from the boat.
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish – Yes.
95. Mole poblano – Good mole poblano is a sublime experience.
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
Bonus: What food item have you tried that should be on this list but isn't? Lutefisk! The piece of cod that surpasses all understanding. If it weren't ethnic, it would be illegal.
I love Garrison Keillor's line about Lutefisk: "the Norwegian delicacy of cod fish soaked in lye that would kill any non-Norwegian who tried to eat it."
However, I *am* reporting you to the National German Sauerkraut Board!
#79 is worth a try someday, just don't tell starbucks.
A friend is fond of saying "70 percent of all lutefisk is eaten by otherwise sane Norwegian Lutherans. All the rest is thrown out."
An interesting list. There's just something about a Big Mac, though - one of the most toxic things for an over-50 guy to eat, but there's something...
And while I have eaten Krispy Kreme donuts (they are the major sponsors of the National Storytelling Festival), I would really rather not. "Sugar-sprinkled fried air" is my best description for them. Give me a Dunkin' Donuts cake twist and coffee anyday!
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