Monday, 18 August 2008

Meal meme on Monday

I picked up this meme from Wanderin' Weeta. The idea is to mark out in bold the foods you've eaten and cross off the ones you wouldn't touch with a barge pole. Now I know what I've been doing with my time.
  1. Venison
  2. Nettle tea
  3. Huevos rancheros
  4. Steak tartare
  5. Crocodile
  6. Black pudding
  7. Cheese fondue
  8. Carp
  9. Borscht
  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
  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
  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
  35. Root beer float
  36. Cognac with a fat cigar
  37. Clotted cream tea
  38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
  39. Gumbo
  40. Oxtail
  41. Curried goat
  42. Whole insects (Green tree ants straight off the tree!)
  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
  50. Sea urchin
  51. Prickly pear
  52. Umeboshi
  53. Abalone
  54. Paneer
  55. McDonald's Big Mac Meal
  56. Spaetzle
  57. Dirty gin martini
  58. Beer above 8%
  59. Poutine
  60. Carob chips
  61. S'mores
  62. Sweetbreads
  63. Kaolin
  64. Currywurst
  65. Durian
  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
  75. Roadkill
  76. Baijiu
  77. Hostess Fruit Pie
  78. Snail
  79. Lapsang souchong
  80. Bellini
  81. Tom yum
  82. Eggs Benedict
  83. Pocky
  84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
  85. Kobe beef
  86. Hare
  87. Goulash
  88. Flowers
  89. Horse (Does camel count?)
  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


budak said...

Poutine is so bad it's good...

don't the tree ants bite?

Snail said...

I must say I like the sound of poutine.

GTAs do bite but the trick is to be quick and decisive. Grab the head end, squish it and bite off the abdomen! One day I'll try honeypot ants but that's a whole lot more work.

Duncan said...


Snail said...


*maniacal laugh*

Wanderin' Weeta said...

Strange, that nobody has crossed off roadkill yet (so far as I know). Nor bolded it, either.

Thanks for the link!

Snail said...

That says quite a bit about we bloggers! Not sure exactly what, though.

Mike said...

I find it so curious that you've never had a PB&J sandwich. That's probably one of my top 10 foods - even now, I may have one every month or so.

Anonymous said...

Both eatables that I couldn't contemplate are the Japanese inventions. Kobe beef because the stink of the raw item nauseated me.

I've tried just about all the rest on the list; everything's pretty good if you're hungry. And you need that poutine to give you the energy to walk through freezing Montreal to get to the next poutine cart.
Interestingly, the biggest food culture shock I found wasn't going from Oz to Asia but to USA.
I picked up a taste for PB&J there.

But I didn't come here for that.
We just watched the ABC show about the MREAM artists' co-op at a friend's place after tea.
and it had such a good flavour of Melbourne artists and struggletown people that I thought of snail and my muso friends in Carlton from days back.
Melbourne artists have a certain something that all of Australia should cherish.
Writers not the least, of course.


Snail said...

D, I missed the programme. I made a note in my diary and then forgot to watch it. It's ages since I've been down there but it used to be on my regular schedule. Not least of all because of the nice little bluestone cafe.

About PB & J sangers. I haven't even tried them because I'm a bit of a PB purist. But since they're coming with so many recommendations, I will have to try one. What sort of J?

Anonymous said...

With the ABC's recycling more and more of less and less, I doubt it'll be long before the show rolls around again.

The jam depends on your pb predelictions I suppose.
I'm fond of a dryer and saltier butter, which goes with something a bit more tangy than your usual strawberry or red plum.
My most favourite is guava jelly made with limes, followed by black plum, followed by raspberry.
The bread must be super fresh.

A purist will not sully this sandwich with butter or fake butter.


Snail said...

Ooh, guava with limes. I just had an idea --- Davidson's plum. I had some years ago at a do on the Atherton Tablelands catered by the CWA. Home-made, of course, and trowelled onto pikelets. I reckon that would go very nicely ...

Yeah, I'm drooling.