Saturday, August 23, 2008

Food! Glorious Food?

Okay I stole this from Sageweb who stole it from Sassy and I've followed her example. Everything I've tried on the list I've bolded - what I have no intention of ever trying again I've put in italics. And, of course, being a smart ass I've added a few comments.

Nettle tea
Huevos rancheros
Steak tartare (Raw beef and raw egg – never again thank you!)
Black pudding
Cheese fondue

Baba ghanoush
Calamari (If I wanted to chew rubber bands I’d chew rubber bands!)
Pho (A good pho can be breakfast, lunch or dinner.)
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich (Toasted, whole wheat bread, forget the jelly.)
Aloo gobi
Hot dog from a street cart
Black truffle
Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
Steamed pork buns
Pistachio ice cream
(small body shaking orgasms)
Heirloom tomatoes
Fresh wild berries
Foie gras
Rice and beans

Brawn or head cheese
Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
Dulce de leche
Oysters (If I wanted to put disgusting slimy things in my mouth I’d… never mind.)
Bagna cauda
Wasabi peas
Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
Salted lassi
Root beer float
with a fat cigar
Clotted cream tea (Oh god yes – home made scones, clotted cream, fresh strawberry preserves and a good strong cup of tea – God is in her heaven and all is right with the world.)
Vodka jelly

Curried goat
Whole insects (Crunchy deep fried ants taste like… crunchy deep fried ants.)
Goat’s milk
Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (strictly for politicians and priests.)
Chicken tikka masala
Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (I would court clogged arteries why?)
Sea urchin
Prickly pear
McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (a quarter pound of beef, my ass!)
Dirty gin martini
Beer above 8% ABV
(I thought all beer was over 8% but then I remembered that American beer tastes like panther piss – sorry guys)
Poutine (I have never, will never eat the national dish of Québec! Why would you ruin perfectly good french fries and gravy with cheese curds?)
Carob chips

Sweetbreads (Do you know where they come from? Ain't nothing sweet there baby!)
Durian (The smell is truly disgusting – think dirty socks or worse – but the taste is sublime)
Frogs’ legs
Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
Haggis (Nothing like oatmeal cooked in a sheep's stomach - those Scots know how to do it up fine.)
Fried plantain
Chitterlings or andouillette
Caviar and blini

Louche absinthe
Gjetost, or brunost
Hostess Fruit Pie
Lapsang souchong

Bellini (If your order one at Harry’s Bar in Venice where it originated its $35.00 a pop – so yeah once but never again)
Tom yum
Eggs Benedict
Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
Kobe beef
Hare (Sorry but I keep thinking Bugs Bunny or Peter Rabbit.)

Horse (Come on now if I'm not going to eat Bugs do you think I'd eat National Velvet or Black Beauty?)
Criollo chocolate
Soft shell crab

Rose harissa
Mole poblano
Bagel and lox
Lobster Thermidor
Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee


Like Sage I'm a picky eater and I was surprised by how much on the list I had actually tried and enjoyed. And I've pondering over the Roadkill item - who knows maybe in one of those roadside diners - nah they wouldn't do that. Would they?

23 agosto - Santa Rosa di Lima


sageweb said...

There is no way I would have tried Durian...the smell alone gets me sick. It is up thee with stinky tofu.

Good list tho.

Doralong said...

That's my Wills, the epicure!

And sorry sugar but Chitterlings and andouillette aren't really the same dish ;) Close I grant you, mighty close..

Sling said...

Try smoked oysters..really.
I don't like 'em raw,but smoked is tasty!

Anonymous said...

I know someone else who enjoyed scones.

Bev said...

Tried Durian last week in Kuala Lumpur. Apparently it wasn't ripe because is tasted as it smelled ... my trip to the loo followed quickly. Nettle tea is great when you're on survival training in a northern Alberta winter... Salt lassi NO, sweet lassi YES. Curried goat - frequently in my neck of the woods. Frog's legs... think little chicken legs in sauce used to hide snail taste... And the one not on the list - the Mongolian horse milk vodka that Kev tried in Poland... I seem to remember it being worse than the evening he drank vodka and ate caviar with Laurent :)

Bev said...

PS. I think you need to bold the fat cigar with the cognac. I seem to remember you partaking in both on the Remy Martin night at the Sheraton in Warsaw... I only got to try the cigars :)