21 April 2012

100 Foods To Eat Before You Die

 My blog is based on this blog and what I saw on facebook too -- Credit where credit is due:
The Daily Dish: 100 Foods To Eat Before You Die: Happy New Year! For the first post of 2012 I thought I would share this food list challenge  (I found via facebook) of the 100 foods to eat ...
 My thoughts --
This was very fun to see and take my own personal challenge. I believe I'm at 70 items on the list and not in old age yet. More time. But a couple of the items I probably will never try. Durian I think is that fruit that smells like something rotting - probably I'm not going to feel compelled to try.

Often I'm the taster and my husband is the eat the full plate of something exotic, so that has given me more tastes than maybe I would have had.

I find that I am sorely lacking in the exotic Asian food department and I do like Indian and Asian foods, so I'm not sure how that happened.

Honestly, I'm not sure how some of these things made it on the list. Some I've had and I still don't know why they're on the list. (Frito pie?) I've crossed off everything I've eaten. But a fun diversion when I should be going to bed!

1. Abalone
2. Absinthe
3. Alligator 
4. Baba Ghanoush
5. Bagel & Lox
6. Baklava
7. BBQ Ribs
8. Bellini
9. Birds Nest Soup (maybe at a Dim Sum party once?)
10. Biscuits & Gravy
11. Black Pudding
12. Black Truffle
13. Borscht
14. Calamari
15. Carp (In Missouri, this is what you throw back when your fishing.)
16. Caviar
17. Cheese Fondue
18. Chicken & Waffles
19. Chicken Tikka Masala
20. Chile Relleno
21. Chitlins
22. Churros (Spain)
23. Clam Chowder 
24. Cognac
25. Crab Cakes
26. Crickets
27. Currywurst
28. Dandelion Wine
29. Dulce De Leche (Spain)
30. Durian
31. Eel
32. Eggs Benedict
33. Fish Tacos
34. Foie Gras
35. Fresh Spring Rolls (from a Philipina friend)
36. Fried Catfish (caught ourselves)
37. Fried Green Tomatoes 
38. Fried Plantain
39. Frito Pie
40. Frogs' Legs
41. Fugu
42. Funnel Cake
43. Gazpacho (Believe it or not, I have not)
44. Goat
45. Goat's Milk (I've had cheese. Does that count?)
46. Goulash
47. Gumbo
48. Haggis (In Scotland even!)
49. Head Cheese
50. Heirloom Tomatoes
51. Honeycomb
52. Hostess Fruit Pie 
53. Huevos Rancheros
54. Jerk Chicken
55. Kangaroo
56. Key Lime Pie (homemade by my Dad)
57. Kobe Beef
58. Lassi (homemade by a South American friend)
59. Lobster (on the beach)
60. Mimosa 
61. Moon Pie
62. Morel Mushrooms (picked ourselves)
63. Nettle Tea
64. Octopus (Spain)
65. Oxtail Soup (Spain)
66. Paella (Spain)
67. Paneer
68. Pastrami on Rye
69. Pavlova
70. Phaal
71. Philly Cheese Steak
72. Pho
73. Pineapple & Cottage Cheese(not together)
74. Pistachio Ice Cream
75. Po' Boy
76. Pocky (I've eaten a French version)
77. Polenta (had it out and made it too)
78. Prickly Pear
79. Rabbit Stew (rabbit in several forms)
80. Raw Oysters
81. Root Beer Float
82. S'mores
83. Sauerkraut
84. Sea Urchin
85. Shark
86. Snail
87. Snake
88. Soft Shell Crab
89. Som Tam
90. Spaetzle 
91. Spam
92. Squirrel
93. Steak Tartare (tasted the husband's)
94. Sweet Potato Fries
95. Sweetbreads
96. Tom Yum
97. Umeboshi
98. Venison
99. Wasabi Peas
100. Zucchini Flowers