Friday Fun: VGT 100 List

I just saw this on Sara’s blog (I Like to Cook) and couldn’t resist. This list is the 100 things that Very Good Taste thinks everyone should eat at least once in their life.

And you can sing along.

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.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment at linking to your results.

My comments after the — dash

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile — Hopefully with a tasty sauce and appropriate grill marks
6. Black pudding — ewww
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi — Wikipedia says… Hey! I have had this at Indian restaurant buffets!
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses — Wikipedia says…
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese — uh, no. probably not.
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper — again, probably not. I have a delicate lady-stomach.
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters — Do they have to be raw? Then no
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda — not yet, but I actually have been meaning to make this in my awesome fondue pot
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi — Does a mango lassi count?
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar — eww to the cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail — Hopefully with a tasty sauce and appropriate grill marks
41. Curried goat — actually, i would totally be into trying this. maybe one day I can combine this with #75 (roadkill)
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal — Wikipedia says…
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu — Wikipedia says…
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel — With a good sauce
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi — Wikipedia says…
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal ew
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine — Wikipedia says…. my god, how have I not already had this? Especially, with #58?
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads — If someone sitting by me ordered this and offered me a bite, I would try it — but hopefully, I’ll never find myself in that situation…
63. Kaolin — along with Sara, I am getting clay here. that’s kind of weird. If I were sitting next to someone who ordered clay and then offered me a bite I would probably decline, because dude, you’re eating clay.
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs — Hopefully with a tasty sauce and appropriate grill marks
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. ChitterlingsWikipedia says… uh, pass
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini — can I get 1/2 a point?
73. Louche absinthe — ohhh, arty!
74. Gjetost — Wikipedia says…
75. Roadkill — Depends, like did I roadkill it personally? Then at least I would know it was fresh. Or, has it just been lying there for a few days. Because ew. Also, what is it? If I could roadkill a rack of lamb that would be awesome. Or maybe a nice Cornish game hen. Anyway, those are my stipulations. Oh and “hopefully with a tasty sauce and appropriate grill marks” applies here. Grill marks are from the cooking, not grill marks from the killing with a vehicle. ba-dump-dump
76. Baijiu — Wikipedia says…
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail — As long as there is a lot of garlic involved
79. Lapsang souchong — also because of the smoky flavor, it’s also great for making marinades, sauces and steaming edible things
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky — Wikipedia says…
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant — Ah, hell yes — wait, am I paying?
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare — Hopefully with a tasty sauce and appropriate grill marks
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake — Hopefully with a tasty sauce and appropriate grill marks

Eek! Only 49! I guess I have some eating to do…

4 Replies to “Friday Fun: VGT 100 List”

  1. About #48 (eel) and #50 (sea urchin) – these two are easy to find at a sushi bar. Eel is really good in sushi (they cook it), but sea urchin tastes like you got knocked over by a wave at the beach, except chewy. I almost threw up when I ate it. Anyway, if you really want to try it, just order up some uni.

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