Tuesday, August 19

Omnivores 100 ...

... I was a very, very, very fussy eater as a child (Mr Brown says I still am but that's a different story). Hell, I refused all cheese until I was in my early 20s (and still have a cautious relationship with this foodstuff - I will not eat something that smells like death, or feet). I wouldn't eat tomatoes until about then either (sundried jobbies saved me from that vacuum in my life). I'd have hated being my mother.
Still, having completed Cookie's omnivore meme I think I can proudly say I've come a long way.
There are rules, but not many.
1. Copy & Paste the list.
2. Bold what you have eaten.
3. Cross out what you would never eat.
4. And if you want to, post a comment over at Very Good Taste linking to your results.
Here goes -
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
(nettle cordial yes, but not tea)
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare (no, but I love Carpaccio)
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp (very bony)
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
(make my own!)
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich (no WAY)
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses (never, not in a million years)
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
(made my own)
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
(blackberries as a child, picked by the river)
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (fuck no)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters (but never again)
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas (but never again)
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
(if that’s the same as a ginger beer float, yes)
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (smoking is a fucking disgusting habit)
37. Clotted Cream Tea
38. Vodka Jelly (vodka & passionfruit jelly)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat's milk (only curd and yoghurt)
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more (I trust we are talking single malt here)
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
(only the eggs - which Cookie tells me IS the bit you eat)
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone (chewey)
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (nope, I can’t understand the whole cheese on a hamburger thing)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
(very possibly, but only sipped)
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads (a tiny nibble from someone else’s plate)
63. kaolin (clay?)
64. Currywurst (is this some sort of curried sausage?)
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings or andouillette (after looking it up it would appear yes, but only as sausage casings)
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
(only salmon caviar though)
73. Louche absinthe (well I tried absinthe, did not like)
74. Gjetost or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang Souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom Yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. 3 Michelin Star Tasting Menu
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
89. Horse (are you kidding me??)
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa (only the ordinary kind)
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake


cookiecrumb said...

You can bold the sea urchin! The eggs are the part you eat.
I was stunned you'd never tried cheese fondue, but... yes, cheese. I get it.

Ms Brown Mouse said...

Sea Urchin bolded. Black Truffle too (since last night).
As for cheese, I blame my father. As a tiny person I smelled that Kraft Parmesan in a green tube (you know the kind, it smells like sick) and asked "what's that?". My father answered "cheese" before my mum could answer nore carefully. That was that, all cheese tainted until I was 22 or 23.

Zoomie said...

Epoisse is really good - just get one that isn't fully ripe and stinky!

LBA said...

eww - babysick crumbled Kraft .. you poor thing :(

Ms Brown Mouse said...

Zoomie, I suspect it would still be too runny and icky!
H&B Exactly, who could blame me ???