A disease caught from Jayne with a why...
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.
I don't know how to score out text so you'll have to put up with a * instead.
Lovely. Especially in the pub at Corfe with a blue vinney cheese sauce.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
At Key West, the Californian cocktail joint that used to be at the Bustan Rotana. It was far too successful and enjoyable a place so they closed it and turned into a skanky TGI Friday’s.
6. Black pudding
Topped with apple and pine nuts. Must post the recipe over at The Fat Expat one of the days.
7. Cheese fondue
10. Baba ghanoush
Ghanoush? Yanks! Gannoug or ghanouj in Khaleeji!
Oddly enough, the Irish Village calamari isn't bad...
* 13. PB&J (peanut butter & jelly) sandwich
Have not, will not. This is just wrong.
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
It’s a cheese, Keefie. And it’s smelly.
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
My dad always made shockingly bad elderflower wine. One year it fermented in the bottle and turned into amazingly good elderflower champagne.
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
Only an American could consider eating something that hadn't been tinned, frozen, preserved or mixed with artificial ingredients as unusual!
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
I once put them into a duck soup made from the bones of a particularly fiery bebek batutu I'd cooked. A thankfully rare occasion - a total dinner party disaster. Guests clutching at throats and everything. I try not to remember it.
27. Dulce de leche
Don’t like ‘em.
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
HMHB and I were actually nibbling ‘em at the Fairmont Cigar Bar the other night at The Fat Expat Birthday before the evening kicked off and the exotic dancers appeared.
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
* 35. Root beer float
I’ve done root beer and it was gross. Ice cream on it? Are you MAD?
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
Before I gave up cigars, aye. Thankfully haven’t given up cognac!
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly
41. Curried goat
* 42. Whole insects
Can’t really see the appeal...
Fal or phall to you mate. Hotter than vindaloo and a mad thing to eat.
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
Nope. Not really tempted, either, despite a mad foodie’s curiosity.
47. Chicken tikka masala
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
To my eternal shame, it’s a yes.
50. Sea urchin
Yes.And jelly fish. Both once only experiences, I’m afraid...
51. Prickly pear
Discovered this, cactus fruit, in Jordan. Nice.
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
57. Dirty gin martini
A major favourite.
58. Beer above 8% ABV
Obviously. The last one I had was the excellent Chalky’s Ale, brewed to commemorate Rich Stein’s dog!
Chips, cheese and gravy? Too North American for me...
60. Carob chips
I first had it as a Durian Dunkin’ Donut in Bali, believe it or not! The actual fruit tastes pretty good if you can get past the smell! Carrefour sells it...
66. Frogs’ legs
A friend used to have ‘em flown in from Beirut. Lovely!
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
69. Fried plantain
* 70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
Pig anus. Probably not.
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
Never come across it.
Not knowingly, at least...
* 77. Hostess Fruit Pie
You must be mad.
79. Lapsang souchong
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
Strangely enough, no
85. Kobe beef
90. Criollo chocolate
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
Does gravadlax count?
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
No. Probably would, but it's never appeared on a menu in my hands...
* 101. Deep-fried Mars Bar
I don’t think I could, Keefie!