100 foods to try before you die

I love these sorts of lists!   Here we go, I will comment on those I have eaten.   How many have you done?

  1. Venison  — oh yes.  Love it
  2. Nettle tea
  3. Huevos rancheros
  4. Steak Tartare — in Tiguana
  5. Crocodile  — steaks bought at Borough Market and barbecued at home.  Really enjoyed it.
  6. Black pudding — ooh yes, I do like it but can’t think about what it actually contains.
  7. Cheese fondue — who hasn’t?
  8. Carp
  9. Borscht — yes, in London.  Felt I had to as I remember my mum working in a place called “Borscht and Tears”
  10. Baba ghanoush — I love middle eastern food.   This is one of my favourites
  11. Calamari — if this is on a starter menu it is likely I will chose it
  12. Pho
  13. PB&J sandwich — yes, hate it.   Far too sweet
  14. Aloo gobi — it is on our regular weekly curry order
  15. Hot dog from a street cart — nothing like a dirty dog or burger.   With onions and ketchup
  16. Epoisses
  17. Black truffle — an amazing taste
  18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes —  Elderberry.   I was horrid homebrew.
  19. Steamed pork buns
  20. Pistachio ice cream —  delicious
  21. Heirloom tomatoes
  22. Fresh wild berries — does our garden count as wild? 
  23. Foie gras — yes, but only in small amounts as it is so incredibly rich
  24. Rice and beans — yes, on one of our trips to Barbados.  It is a staple out there.
  25. Brawn
  26. Raw Scotch Bonnet
  27. Dulce de Leche — ooh yes, on ice cream
  28. Oysters — like eating snot.   And will never try again, heard too many stories of them making people ill.
  29. Baklava — again, time spent in the middle east means I adore this pastry.
  30. Bagna Cauda
  31. Wasabi peas — as much as I love horseradish I cannot eat these, though I have tried several times.
  32. Clam chowder
  33. Salted lassi — yes, horrid
  34. Sauerkraut — ooh yes, love this if it is done properly
  35. Root beer float —  oh yes, have tried this but much prefer Coke floats
  36. Cognac with a fat cigar
  37. Clotted cream tea — yummy
  38. Vodka jelly shot — *ahem*
  39. Gumbo — yes, nice.
  40. Oxtail — ewww.   Hate it
  41. Curried goat  — indeed.   Ate it because I felt I should, can’t say as I will again.
  42. Whole insects —  covered in chocolate.  Ants and crickets.
  43. Phaal
  44. Goat’s milk — as ice cream, yes
  45. Single malt whisky — I am quite partial to a good Scotch
  46. Fugu
  47. Chicken tikka masala — on a weekly basis
  48. Eel
  49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut — *ahem*
  50. Sea urchin
  51. Prickly pear
  52. Umeboshi
  53. Aalone
  54. Paneer — ew, horrid stuff
  55. Big Mac — hate to admit to this one
  56. Spaetzle
  57. Dirty gin Martini — there is something about a proper dirty gin Martini.   Though not to be drunk in my usual pint
  58. Beer above 8% ABV —  fairly certain I have but can’t remember the name of it for the life of me.
  59. Poutine
  60. Carob chips
  61. S’mores — yummy
  62. Sweetbreads — another thing that you have to eat and not think about.
  63. Kaolin
  64. Currywurst
  65. Durian —  yes, but hold your nose.
  66. Frog’s legs — of course!
  67. Beignets — regularly and we now have our own machine.
  68. Haggis — with a cooked breakfast in Scotland
  69. Fried plantain — again, in Barbados
  70. Chitterlings
  71. Gazpacho
  72. Caviar and blini — delicious
  73. Louche absinthe
  74. Gjetost
  75. Roadkill — does squirrel count? 
  76. Baijiu
  77. Hostess fruit pie
  78. Snails — yes, several times in France.   With lots of garlic they are delicious.
  79. Lapsang Souchong — I love all things tea.
  80. Bellini — one of my favourite cocktails and reminds me of a night out with my friend Anna in London.
  81. Tom yum
  82. Eggs Benedict — never cooked them but have had for breakfast at a friend’s house years ago
  83. Pocky
  84. Tasting menu at three star Michelin restaurant
  85. Kobe beef — does it count if it is burgered?  In our local restaurant
  86. Hare — in a pie recently bought from the local farmer’s market
  87. Goulash
  88. Flowers  — does hibiscus in Champagne count?
  89. Horse — yes, our French restaurant friend gave us some steaks that we barbecued at home.
  90. Criollo
  91. Spam — shudders.  Yes. 
  92. Soft shell crab — fabulous.   Haven’t had it for years though
  93. Rose Harissa
  94. Catfish
  95. Mole Pablano
  96. Bagel and lox — one of my favourite breakfasts.
  97. Lobster Thermidor — in Dubai
  98. Polenta — yes, and something I really should get to know more about and use more often.
  99. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
  100. Snake

So that makes about 60 out of the 100.   Maybe I should resolve to complete the list by this time next year.

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