Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Foody 100

Found Via Ottermatic. And some musings about food in general.

Here’s what I want you to do:

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.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

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, 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
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
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% ABV
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
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




What I found most interesting about this list is that actually there was nothing I refuse to try. When it comes to food I have only one serious rule and that is, if I like it I don't ask what it is or what's in it.

I am very adventurous when it comes to flavor. I do prefer more intense flavors over more bland ones.

I also have an infernal level love of bacon. I. Fucking. Love. Bacon. No I don't think you understand my deep and abiding love of bacon.

I also really love things that sometimes gross my friends out. I love weird stinky fancy cheese, I love caviar, I really -really- love a dirty vodka martini (with the blue cheese stuffed olives), I love having a fine scotch with cheesecake.

Similarly I am pretty adventurous in other areas. Physical activity among them.

However my imagination has often outpaced my physical ability. Thanks shitty joints and janky back for that.

Shit I completely lost whatever point I was going to make.

My allergies are going absolutely bug shit right now for reasons that are beyond me.

I am also having a terrible fashion crisis. I found shoes I really want to go with my maid of honor dress but they are a.) too expensive and b.) the heels are way too high. I fucking LOVE high heels but haven't had a good pair in so long I don't know if I'd be able to walk in them without face planting and I could really do without doing that in front of Cookie's family.

If it was just Cookie and her man I'd fall down and it'd be fine but yeah.

Also really, am I ever going to get over my abject love of hookerish shoes?

I really don't know what I'm going to do about my love of really impractical fashion. I thought as I got older it'd get better but that has yet to happen. As I get older in fact the more my brain goes something like this.

I run across petticoats somewhere, my brain goes FUCK YEAH FUCK YEAH YEAH YEAH. Throw in some stripey tights, stompy mary janes and probably a tshirt and I'd be good to go.

Kind of absurd? Yes. And my brain just registers, FUCK YEAH FUCK YEAH.

Would I feel fabulous? Yes.

Practical? Not really.

Unfortunately I have a problem with that. Not just when it comes to clothes but in general.

I wonder about other people sometimes. If their inner brainy thoughts are as odd as mine and they find themselves having to consciously work not to do really strange things.

I hate to pull the special snowflake card but sometimes having to move and be effective in the mainstream world just fucking blows chunks.

Really it does.

In other news I am currently scheming how to get myself a set of dread extensions to rock all winter.

Okay I seriously think I'm done. I just heard that Naked City is no longer being done by Audacia Ray and that's depressing.

Just a crap day kind of.

Homo out.
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2 comments:

nuckingfutz said...

Wow.

I've seen quite a few of these lists, but yours was the first I had to go through looking at what you HAVEN'T tried, rather than what you have.

You definitely are an adventurous woman, aintcha? ;)

Tari said...

I hate to pull the special snowflake card but sometimes having to move and be effective in the mainstream world just fucking blows chunks.

Seriously. There are times I lust after barista jobs where I could dye my hair hot pink and really go buck wild with the wardrobe...but, alas, I have a guitar habit to support and rent to pay (and I don't have the patience anymore to live with six roomies), so here I am with my mildly dyed hair and in my only slightly funky office-acceptable boho style. Le sigh. I think I feel your pain.

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