fiddlehead definition

fid·dle·head [ fídd'l hèd ] (plural fid·dle·heads) noun
Definition: edible fern shoot: the coiled frond of a young fern, often cooked and eaten as a delicacy

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Omnivore's 100

I thought I would get interactive with this fun blogger meme from Andrew at Very Good Taste. I originally saw it while reading the lovely From whence the sweet bird sang. Here's what I am 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.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
*a favorite of mine
2. Nettle tea
*easy enough to try stay tuned
3. Huevos rancheros
*not really a fan. rather have dippy eggs and bacon.
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (well, technically alligator but the same?)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
*I even know someone who lives on the stuff
8. Carp
9. Borscht
*best I ever had was a deconstructed version by Kevin Gillespie at Woodfire Grill
10. Baba ghanoush
love it but it makes me laugh when I order it. Schwarma is even more laughter inducing.
11. Calamari
*yum. I prefer the whole babies as opposed to the rings
12. Pho
*had duck Pho last week. gamey but good.
13. PB&J sandwich
*prefer blackberry jam
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
*yes and I think Atlanta needs more streetfood
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
*looked so benign at first glance. heavenly!
20. Pistachio ice cream
*I love
21. Heirloom tomatoes
*best thing on this list. nothing like a fresh, local, heirloom tomato
22. Fresh wild berries
*picked some from the vine this week
23. Foie gras
*feel guilty when people protest because it tastes so very good
24. Rice and beans
*best are always made with love from someone raised in Louisiana
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
*a professor grew them. Pretended they were not burning a hole in my tongue.
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
*love, love, love. raw on the half shell please
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
*love them until they burn my nostrils
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (had both but never this combo)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
*huge fan all ways except sweetened
35. Root beer float
*prefer just the rootbeer. Best is from a place where they rollerskate it to your car on a hot summer evening.
36. Cognac with a fat cigar had both but never together. have had martini and cigar)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
*grew my babies on it
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
*really love. Like it in Puerto Rico. Loved it in Jamaica. Dekalb Farmer's Market makes a mean curried goat
42. Whole insects
*probably have had but will do over for research sake
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
*raised on it
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
*yes but I cannot tell the difference
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
*love it
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
*not really a doughnut fan but love whe the "hot doughnuts" sign is on
50. Sea urchin
*so. very. disgusting.
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
*cannot believe I have never had one. very proud.
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
*Hendricks please. two olives. up.
58. Beer above 8% ABV
* :)
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
*why? taste like wax.
61. S’mores
*3 times last week even
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
*even caught my own before beer-battering them
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
*confused. These are not the same thing but I have had them all.
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantainsin
*twice this week
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
*food of the gods.
71. Gazpacho
*prefer warm soup. just saying.
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
*reminds me of packed lunches and childhood.
78. Snail
*good until you get a piece of sand. always do.
79. Lapsang souchong
*always in my pantry
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
*better than kobe beef
87. Goulash
*could eat every day
88. Flowers
*love them in salads
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
*pretty sure I have especially since I order from The Meadow so often
91. Spam
*I like it with mustard.
92. Soft shell crab
*incredibly delicious!
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
*like it with hotsauce
95. Mole poblano
*a favorite
96. Bagel and lox
*tasty goodness with capers
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
*really a vehicle
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
*first tried in Jamaica and brought home. very good.
100. Snake

Wow! I guess I am an adventurous foodie afterall. Now I am on a mission to try most of the rest.

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