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, or will never eat again.
4) italicize ones you haven't eaten but WANT TO TRY
5) Leave the ones you haven't tried, but are indifferent about
- Venison - I like game meats, in general. I've eaten not only normal European deer and elk, but things like impala and kudu and oryx.
- Nettle tea
- Huevos rancheros - I am not really crazy about eggs, for the most part but putting salsa on almost anything is a good idea.
- Steak tartare - I may have had this at a party once, but I'm not sure
Black pudding- the thought of congealed blood is pretty repulsive
- Cheese fondue
- Borscht - one of my favorite foods. Which is a good thing, since my mother once bought 12 cases (24 bottles per case) of it at our local public television station's auction
- Baba ghanoush - yum!
- Pho - not only have I eaten pho, I have eaten it at street stalls in Vietnam. And I have eaten it for breakfast at times.
- PB&J sandwich - oddly, I am not sure if I have ever had a PB&J. My family didn't eat peanut butter when I was growing up and, while I do eat peanut butter now, I rarely have any sort of jam or jelly.
- Aloo gobi - one of my favorite Indian dishes
- Hot dog from a street cart
- Black truffle
- Fruit wine made from something other than grapes - Boone's Farm apple (and strawberry) wines were popular in my high school days
- Steamed pork buns
- Pistachio ice cream
- Heirloom tomatoes
- Fresh wild berries - Fresh off the vine. - we picked wild blackberries all the time when I was a kid. The stuff from supermarkets does not compare.
Foie gras- the cruelty of its production is too big an obstacle
- Rice and beans
Brawn or head cheese Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper- too painful to do again on their own, though they are useful in cooking
- Dulce de leche
Oysters- the texture is revolting
- Bagna cauda
- Wasabi peas
- Clam chowder
- Salted lassi - surprisingly refreshing if it is very hot out
Root beer float- I detest root beer Cognac with a fat cigar- cognac is fine, but I have no desire to ever have a cigar
- Clotted cream tea
- Vodka jelly/Jell-O
- Curried goat
- Whole insects - I have actually tried to talk people into ordering the stir fried crickets at a Thai restaurant
- Phaal - curry is good
- Goat’s milk
- Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more - I think the scotch I tasted at the party in June qualifies
Fugu- I am a coward about that whole poison thing. I won't eat akee either. Though I do eat fiddleheads.
- Chicken tikka masala
- Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
Sea urchin- the texture repels me
- Prickly pear
- Umeboshi - very tasty in small quantities
- Abalone - I might have had some in China, but I'm not sure.
- Paneer - in fact, I'm having mattar paneer (peas with paneer, which is an Indian sort of cheese) for supper tonight
- McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
Dirty gin martini- I can't imagine why one would add brine from olives to a martini, but I'm not a martini drinker to begin with
- Beer - I almost always sample the local beer when I travel
Poutine- putting cottage cheese and gravy on french fries is just wrong on so many levels
- Carob chips
- Kaolin - I thought this was eaten pretty much only by pregnant women in a few parts of the world
- Durian - I have had durian ice cream and trying the actual fruit (despite the smell) has long been on my list of things to do
- Frogs’ legs
- Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
- Haggis - The Last Drop, a pub in Edinburgh, makes delicious haggis
- Fried plantain - another favorite food
Chitterlings, or andouillette- I can't imagine eating chitterlings, though andouillette doesn't sound too terrible
Caviar and blini- I detest caviar. Give me my blini with just sour cream, please
- Louche absinthe - I have had araq that clouds in a similar manner, however
Gjetost, or brunost- smoked cheese just doesn't do it for me Roadkill Baijiu- since the taste is reportedly like diesel fuel, I think I can forgo this alcoholic adventure
- Hostess Fruit Pie
- Lapsang souchong - I drink lapsang souchong tea frequently. One of my former colleagues mocked me unmercifully about this, but I like it.
- Tom yum
Eggs Benedict- I am not crazy about poached eggs to start with.
- Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant - I am rather doubtful about tasting menus, since they are often too much food to really appreciate
- Kobe beef
Hare- rabbits are cute furry things.
- Flowers - I have eaten ice cream with rose petals in it and had salads with nasturtiums, for example. I think I've had candied violets, too.
- Horse - but I have eaten zebra
- Criollo chocolate
- Soft shell crab - I may have had some soft shell crab tempura, but I can't remember
- Rose harissa - I like harissa and I like rose petals, so why not?
Catfish- bony and muddy and entirely useless
- Mole poblano - anything containing both chocolate and garlic has to be good
- Bagel and lox
- Lobster Thermidor
- Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee