19 September 2008

Food Meme

Since I'm feeling otherwise uninspired, I'm going to do this food meme (bold the things you've eaten, strike through the ones that shall never pass your lips) that I've seen in a couple of places. This particular one is an amalgam of two different versions - one found on dcjay's blog and one on tornwordo's blog. It's essentially the same meme, but dcjay's seemed to have a slightly more hippie/vegetarian leaning, so I weeded out the duplicates (and alphabetized). Since I've been ovo-lacto vegetarian for nearly 14 years, there are a fair number of things I didn't get around to eating before that are de facto eliminated from my list. Before that, though, there were quite a few things I tried just by virtue of growing up in the South.

Aloo gobi
Authentic soba noodles - At least I think so. Define "authentic".
Baba ghanoush
Bagel and lox
Bagna cauda
Beer above 8% ABV - Possibly, but it's not something I necessarily look at
Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake - I sure do love me some fried dough
Bellini - Not yet, but if it involves peaches I'm sure to love it
Birch beer - Tried it - too much like root beer
Black pudding - Even back in my carnivorous days this one had no appeal
Black truffle
Boba Tea
Borscht - da, is good
Brawn, or head cheese
Butterscotch chips - Mmmmmm, butterscotch
Carob chips - Poor substitute for chocolate, IMO
Carp - I have, however, eaten pickerel, which is similarly bony
Catfish - See that bit about growing up in the South
Caviar - Does fried bream roe count?
Cheese blintzes
Ceviche - I worked in a seafood restaurant and watched them cut worms out of the fish fillets
Cheese fondue - In Zürich, no less
Chicken tikka masala - Strangely enough, I never had Indian food during my pre-veg days.
Chickpea cutlets - ????
Chitterlings, or andouillette - The correct spelling is chitlins, I don't care what anyone says. I did help clean them out on butchering day once, but I never ate any.
Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl - I'm not sure. I have had beer and cheese soup in sourdough, though.
Clotted cream tea
Cognac with a fat cigar - Why in the hell would anyone want to ruin a perfectly good drink with tobacco?
Corn on the cob - Mmmmmmm
Cotton candy
crème brulee
Criollo chocolate - ????
Crocodile - Though I'm sure it tastes like chicken
Curried goat
Curry - A frequent type of dish in our house. Also the ex's surname.
Dirty gin martini - Maybe??? The last time I had martinis was my 36th birthday, which was 2 weeks after the ex dumped me. I don't really recall everything that was consumed.
Dulce de leche
Durian - Not yet, but I have seen one in the local Asian market and been tempted.
Eggs Benedict
Epoisses - Not yet, but I'm usually game to try stinky cheeses at least once.
Fast food french fries - Hasn't everyone?
Foie gras - Diseased duck (or goose) liver - disgusting, cruel, and unethical
French onion soup
Fresh Garbanzo Beans - I think I've only ever had them prepared from dried beans.
Fresh wild berries
Fried plantain - Nom, especially with hot sauce.
Frogs’ legs
Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
Fugu - Kind of like jumping out of a perfectly functioning airplane, if you ask me.
Gjetost, or brunost
Gnocchi - I've even made 'em.
Goat’s milk - Mmmmmm, goaty
Green Smoothie - ????
Haggis - I made a veggie "haggis" once, but never did the sheep stomach and organ meats deal.
Hare - I assume rabbit counts (they're not exactly the same).
Heirloom tomatoes - See a couple of posts back about my love of 'mater sammiches
Homemade Sausages
Homemade Soymilk
Hostess Fruit Pie
Hot dog from a street cart
Huevos rancheros
Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
Kaolin - Sure, in Kaopectate
Kobe beef
Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut - After all, I am from the Carolinas.
Lapsang souchong
Lobster Thermidor
Louche absinthe
Macaroni and “cheese” - I'm not quite sure what's up with the quotation marks, though.
Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more - Not yet
Mango lassi
Mashed potatoes with gravy
Matzoh ball soup - I suppose I could always make it with vegetable stock.
McDonald’s Big Mac Meal - Probably, but they've been off my list for so long that I don't remember.
Mole poblano
Moussaka - Vegetarian version only
Mulled cider
Nettle tea
Oysters - Though never raw
Paneer - I've even made it.
PB&J sandwich - Who did they think would be doing this meme? Bushmen?
Phaal - Not yet, but the idea makes my mouth water.
Pho - Not unless I can find a veg version.
Piña colada
Pistachio ice cream
Potato milk
Poutine - not yet
Prickly pear
Raw Brownies
Raw cookie dough
Raw scotch bonnet pepper - Not a whole one
Rice and beans
Roadkill - My mom hit a small deer once when I was a kid.
Root beer float - Possibly once before I lost my tenuous taste for root beer.
Rose harissa
S’mores - If only vegetarian marshmallows were more readily available....
Salted lassi
Savory crepes
Scones with buttery spread and jam
Sea urchin
Smoked tofu
Soft shell crab
Soy curls - ????
Sprouted grains or seeds
Steak tartare
Steamed pork buns
Sweetbreads - Surprisingly, no
Taco from a street cart
Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
Tofu Scramble
Tom yum - Maybe if I could find it made without fish sauce
Vanilla ice cream
Vegetable Sushi
Venison - We ate about as much venison as beef when I was growing up.
Vodka jelly/Jell-O - Does Everclear count?
Warm chocolate chip cookies
Wasabi peas
Whipped cream, straight from the can
White chocolate
Whole insects
Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more - Not yet
Yellow watermelon


Anonymous said...

You must try spaetzle. It's very good and you can fry some up in the morning to have with your breakfast. I'll let you borrow my
spaetzle maker even.
ps don't forget we're having spinning nights on Thursdays at the Yarn Sellar if you can make it.

Anonymous said...

Bagel & Lox shall never pass your lips??? That's seems a bit strange. Why?

Sydney Ran said...

I'll be making some veggie Borscht for my Medieval Month feast with some friends in November, and Cellini...why isn't he the artist that made that famous golden salt cellar? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Saliera.png

I agree with you on chitlins, though I don't think I have or will try them.

As far as the flowers - I wish you'd make dandelion wine again now that I'm adult and appreciate good wine.

Plantains...I think they're way better baked with cinnamon and butter than fried.

Frogs legs would be crossed out if I ever updated my page...

Fugu I have to agree with you on - and the Foie Gras on all 3 points...

Homemade Sausages you have crossed out, but I can't believe you never had any of Granddaddy's venison sausage??

Nettle tea....Nettles make me think of only one thing (flash animation.....)

Roadkill - Bubba hit a wild turkey once when I was living with him. Even in soup it was wretched. Though I have to say, if you're gonna run a machine into an animal, the least you can do is make it worth it...oh but it was so bad...

And I don't know about vegetarian marshmallows but Fluff is vegetarian and it burns up just deliciously! TRUST me.

Oh, and you'd be proud of me if you ate sushi with me. I actually glom on the wasabi, it turns out i can stand horseradish spice, it's the pepper spices that close up my throat and are unbearable!

Also, I was talking to Rosa and she told me she hopes she's around next time you come down, she enjoyed talking to you and would like to make you some vegetarian pupusas :0)

Love ya!