100 Foods to Eat Before You Die
A LOONG way back, Hillary, a fellow Chew on That blogger, blogged about a list that she found. This list had 100 foods that every person needs to try before they die. She went through and said which ones she’d tried and which ones she’d never try, so I think it’s time I do the same!
So here’s how this is gonna go: if I’ve tried the food, I’ll make it pink and add a little info about my experience eating it. If I refuse to ever try it, I’ll bold it.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile- Ok, I haven’t tried crocodile, but I’ve tried alligator. I muched on some alligator ribs at the Taste of Chicago one year. Yum!
6. Black pudding -I lived in Scotland for 4 years, so this blood-based dish is not foreign to me. I actually enjoy it! Try it with haggis (a sheep’s stomach filled with a whole lot of nastiness!)
7. Cheese fondue - I was lucky enough to have some authentic cheese fondue in Switzerland. The fondue itself was amazing, but I was kind of diappointed that you ONLY dip bread in it. Boring!
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari- I love any and all seafood, so I can’t get enough of calamari. I try to avoid the fried stuff, as it’s not very healthy. Give me a paella loaded with it, and I’m happy.
13. PB&J sandwich- I’m pretty sure every American has eaten one of these in their lifetime- a PB&J is a classic!
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart- Got one in New York City!
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes- I had a really amazing peach wine recently that was given to me by a friend.
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream- One of the best flavors out there!
21. Heirloom tomatoes- I’m pretty sure I’ve had these in some dish or another!
22. Fresh wild berries- This all depends on what the definition of “wild” is…
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans- This is a pretty basic dish- who hasn’t had rice and beans??
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters- Just had a raw oyster for the first time last summer at my local Rib Fest! Slimy…
29. Baklava- What an amazing dessert! So sweet and sugary :)
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas- Hate them. HATE them.
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl- Sipped on a bowl of this at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut- Not a fan. Hate cabbage.
35. Root beer float- It’s a classic! My dad has one of these every week or so.
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O shot- C’mon, I went to college!
39. Gumbo- Love it!
40. Oxtail- Oxtail soup is very popular in Scotland, so I have had this on a number of occasions. I enjoyed it very much.
41. Curried goat- Not curried, but sauteed. I think it should still count.
42. Whole insects- I’ve eaten chocolate-covered ants and baked crickets. Of my own free will. I asked for them for Christmas.
44. Goat’s milk- I’ve had goat’s cheese, so that counts, right?
45. Single malt whisky
47. Chicken tikka masala- My favorite curry is a korma, but tikka masalas come close in second!
48. Eel- In sushi form only. Love me some unagi!
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut- I think I had 10 in one night and never ate them again.
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal- NEVER.
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV- Thank you, Brussels, for providing me with amazing trappist beers that contained up to 13% alcohol!
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores- I love these so much that I have even made them in my kitchen over a match. I swear to you. (Kids, don’t try that at home!)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake- I’ve definitely had my share of these heart-stopping pastries. That’s what amusements parks and fairs are for, right?
68. Haggis- Like I said, I lived in Scotland! You can’t AVOID haggis!
69. Fried plantain- Tried some at the Taste of Chicago!
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho- Not a fan of cold soup, but this was A-OK.
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill- What? No way!
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini- One of the best summer cocktails!
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
87. Goulash- I’m pretty sure I’ve had goulash at some point in my life.
88. Flowers- My grandpa is a landscape architect so he knows everything there is to know about flowers. He made me eat a nasturtium once.
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish- Don’t love fish. Love seafood, but not so much fish.
95. Mole poblano- I’m not a huge fan of mole. I don’t like the sweetness of it, but I love almost all other Mexican food!
96. Bagel and lox- I can’t get enough of lox. I could eat it every day!
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
So now I want to know, what you have you tried? What do you want to try? What will you never try!
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