14 September 2008

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred; and more Meme!

I've tagged this as a blogging event, and as much play time as it's gotten on foodie blogs, it might was well be! This "Quiz of Foods" originated from Very Good Taste.

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

Without further ado...

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison (duh - the Hubs is a hunter; this stuff rocks)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (from some chain Outback Steakhouse-type place, but still)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht (Russian food at its finest!)
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle (teeny bits on a pasta dish count, right?)
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 (LOVE)
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (cigarette instead of cigar is okay, yeah?)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (Jello shots! Who didn't have one in college??)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
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, while still hot
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini (dirty gin martinis are the only true martini, darling)
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (Canada's version of heart-attack-on-a-plate; quite addicting)

60. Carob chips (blech)
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (this is that stinky fruit; no way man)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost (I had an author from Norway; somehow we got in the conversation of this caramel-y cheese and I was then his US soulmate. He still randomly sends me pictures of his hometown occasionally, that dear man)
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum (yum indeed!)
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef (small bit in tartar; that counts right?)
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

I have tried 63 out of 100... what about you? Post the results on your blog, dear readers!

ALSO: dear Amy at Cape Cod Makeover tagged me for a Meme, so here goes that as well! I am supposed to post 6 facts about myself. Yay, I'm flattered Amy :) Here we go:

1. I love the smell of paint. Love love love the smell of it. It just smells fresh and new I guess. I was so happy when we first moved into our house after painting the entire thing; it smelled so good to me that first month or so.

2. My freshman year of high school, I was the Best Basket Weaver in 3 counties. (Seriously: I won 1st place in 3-dimensional art at the SEK High School Art Fair)

3. Today is my birthday :)

4. I know Don Gorske. Well, actually my parents and brother know him better (my brother and his son were great pals growing up). Still, I do know him! And will report that he truly is a wonderful, skinny, fit guy. His wife is a total doll, too.

5. The company I work for is in a building that used to be a Van Camp factory many many years ago. The Van Camp people put a time capsule in the wall, which we are opening this year. I am totally hoping that big canister is full of Beanee Weenee.

6. I have become an expert at manicure/pedicure/nail painting; in fact: I don't go to salons any more, because I do a better job myself. Totally in the wrong field of work, I tell you.

That's it! Have a great day dear readers! Here's a pic of my sous chef to tide you over until I post again (it's not a post without pictures, after all).

Beep beep! All dressed and ready to head to Nemmie's for a nice long visit :)


Amy said...

ha ha ha - small world. I went to high school with Don Gorske's kids. :)

Anonymous said...

Great Blog! There are tons of food I have yet to eat except for the road kill.

I thought of your brother when Don was back in the news last week. How funny!

Unknown said...

I have those socks. Got them for christmas either last year or the year before but maybe Gap kids made a kid-size pair?

Nemmie said...

amy - Fondy girls rock! That's nuts; it's a small world :)

anna - sadly I think they might be her mother's socks. The child has an affinity for grown-up wear - she kept dragging out my heels and clomping around my house when visiting me this week.