I’d like to thank Heather over at Kiss My Broccoli. I’ve been a fan of hers for a while now and this food list has intrigued me. It’s a post I have been wanting to do for a while and as I approach 40 (gasp) in a few months I feel like now would be a great time to get this post done!
100 Foods to Try Before You Die: (aka the 100 Foods Bucket List)
Alligator<- I had my first bit of gator when I was in my early 20s. I didn’t write about it then, but I had it again not too long ago. It tastes like chicken! LOL Baba Ghanoush Bagel and lox<- I opt for the everything bagel. It’s also super yummy with smoked salmon. Baklava<- My good friend in High School had a grandma right from Germany. Her’s was the best I have ever had. Barbecue ribs<- I prefer hot over sweet and I really enjoy them slow cooked in the smoker or crock pot.
- Bird’s Nest Soup
Biscuits and gravy<- I am from the south y’all. 😉
- Black Pudding <— this one could be happening very soon
- Black Truffle
Calamari<- Another favorite. Be careful though, if people don’t cook it right it gets too chewy.
- Cheese fondue
Chicken and waffles<— well I am from the South. Although, I really don’t understand the appeal. Chicken Tikka Masala<— soooo good. Chile Relleno< — more than my fair share Chitterlings/Chitlins<— tried them once. My ex-husband’s family made them every holiday. They weren’t awful but it’s not something I can bring myself to eat. Churros<– Where I lived in OK we had a large Spanish population and I had some good friends who were Filipino. Their mom made some great ones. They were easy to find in town, too. Clam Chowder<– I prefer it homemade.
Crabcake<— I prefer it homemade. Crickets<- Pretty sure chocolate covered counts here.
- Dandelion wine — I am hoping to make some this year. I have made my own dandelion tea.
Dulce de leche<– Hasn’t everyone 😉
Eel<— mmmmm sushami / sushi. Eggs benedict<-I am not a fan of hollandaise sauce. But I did try this once when I was younger. I don’t feel like I am missing out. Fish Tacos<— I would totally eat these again and again.
- Foie Gras
Fresh Spring Rolls<– can’t wait to make my own. So good. Fried Catfish<— this is another thing that is big in OK. I tried it a few times and never liked it. Fried Green Tomatoes<— my mom used to make these all the time!
- Fried Plaintain
Frito Pie<- …served in the bag! My mom also made this awesome chicken frito pie. Frog’s Legs<- Small chicken leg. For reals.
- Fugu (pufferfish)
Funnel Cake<- Fried fair food, right? 😉 Gazpacho<— actually really tasty!
- Goat <- I dont think I could EVER eat a goat.
Goat’s milk<– fresh is best. And made into cheese. Goulash<– My mother made this almost every week growing up. Gumbo<-Can’t live without my gumbo! Haggis<— Mr Yum is Scottish/ Irish. He gets that from his father. His father’s wife is Irish through and through like me. So, yes, we’ve had this when it’s in season. I like to pretend I don’t know what it is. If you find someone who knows how to make it right, you can’t tell what the ‘meat’ is. I ignore the fact it’s cooked in a stomach. I really is good. One time though we had one not make well and it had a really bad Iron taste and you feel the bits and pieces. Not cool. Not cool. And we just had some over Easter weekend!
- Head Cheese <- please just note, I could never. The smell is atrocious.
Heirloom Tomatoes<– right from my garden! Honeycomb<– when I was much younger Hostess Fruit Pie<- Ate these all the time when I was younger. Loved the lemon and apple. Even enjoyed the chocolate filled. Huevos Rancheros<- YUM! I love Mexican foods. Jerk Chicken
- Kangaroo <- Pretty sure I can’t eat it, knowing what it is.
Key Lime Pie<— Not my favorite pie, but do enjoy it from time to time. Kobe Beef<– Its leaner, healthier, and best when its grass-fed.
- Lassi <—– Seriously? No, I will never eat dog. (April Fools ! I mean, c’mon, Lassie? I don’t want to talk about the countries where they do eat dog. No. Just no.)
Lobster<– I think lobster is overrated. It’s not as good as they make it out to be. But, it’s still good. Mimosa<- Breakfast of champions, right? Or college students. Or *cough* cough* high school bad girls. Moon Pie<– yes and I hate them. Ew.
- Morel Mushrooms
- Nettle Tea
Octopus<— mmmmm sushami / sushi.
- Oxtail Soup
- Paneer cheese
Pastrami on Rye<- mmmmm love a good meat on rye bread
- Philly Cheesesteak <- My step mother-in-law is from Philly. Does that count as authentic?
Pineapple and cottage cheese<- How I love my cottage cheese. Pistachio Ice Cream<-My all time favorite ice cream. Po’ boy
- Prickly Pear
- Rabbit Stew <— another one of those things where I know what it is, I wont eat it.
Raw Oysters<- I don’t care what anyone says, oysters are awesome. Root Beer Float<— these were my favorite when I was a kid. S’mores <- oooey gooey fun. Sauerkraut<– with sausage, on ruebens. Nonnom.
- Sea Urchin
Shark<– at this at the same time I had my first gator. Snails<- had them once when I was younger, same time I had shark and gator. Sadly, I don’t remember anything about them. I should try them again.
Soft Shell Crab<– the same as regular crab, but different. LOL
- Som Tam
Spaetzle<— not healthy at all, but really good noodle. Spam<- Practically grew up on the stuff. Cant even stand to think about it now.
- Squirrel <– another one of those ..not eating.
- Steak Tartare
Sweet Potato Fries<– I am so glad I can find these all over. Homemade is best though. Sweetbreads<— thats normal, right?
- Tom Yum
Venison<– burgers, steaks and jerky. It’s a big think up here in MI. Wasabi Peas<– best. snack. ever.
Zucchini Flowers<— I had no idea you could eat them until I did my Trash to Treasure garden. Edible flowers are pretty good. And pretty.
Are you an adventurous foodie?
What items would you try and which ones are deal breakers?
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
There are soooo many things on your list that I would never even think about putting in my mouth (pufferfish for one), but I hope you get to eat all of these.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That is quite a long list! Being from Georgia, I’ve had venison and alligator, in addition to pretty much anything that flies and wild hogs. It’s all tasty.
natalie z says
That quite an exotic list. My boys love challenges like this so maybe we will tackle some on our road trip to FL
Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama says
I can’t wait to go down the list for myself. You’ve done really well here! You haven’t had cheese fondue yet?!?! Get to your nearest fondue place, STAT!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Cheese fondue rocks! We go to a place called the Melting Pot and get cheese for dinner and chocolate for dessert.
Catherine S says
This is some list. We have a burger restaurant here that offers specialty burgers every weekend. So far I have tried alligator, buffalo, lamb and venison. I enjoyed all of them.
Now this is a cool idea! I should start one of these. I don’t eat enough variety and this would for sure help me and get me exploring some more foods! How fun!
51! Though I have to say, there’s not many on here I haven’t eaten that I have any interest in trying lol. I am definitely not a very interesting eater!
Sharon - Her Organized Chaos says
Now this is a bucket list that I can get on board with! I love this idea. Good luck hitting, I mean eating them all!
Nina Say says
Biscuits and gravy is a necessity! I’m glad it made your list.
Chubskulit Rose says
These are all new to me lol. I’ve seen people eat sea urchin but I don’t think I can.
Liz Mays says
I totally have to make one of these lists. You’ve actually done quite well on yours.
Lisa Bristol says
I love to try different foods. This is a great idea to do a food bucket list. I am going to get started on making a list of my own.
LOL the first 2 things on the list? NO idea what they are. Consider me naive and not very adventureous 🙂
Marcie W. says
This list is awesome and perfect for an adventurous eater like myself. I will be bookmarking this list and crossing off my own items when I have some spare time. Also, Hostess Chocolate Pudding Pies are legendary!
Whoa. I don’t even have my own bucket list of food to eat. I used to be not so adventurous about cuisines. Now I think I have to put my taste buds more to the test.
vanessa: BriteandBubbly says
Be careful with the Absinthe when you finally get to try it! It’s one that can creep up on you and you won’t know what hit you!
lisa @bitesforbabies says
I love this!! I’ve eaten a few weird things in my life-abalone and ostrich in South Africa, snails in France, maggot cheese (yes!) in Sardinia, the list goes on…I shoudl make one of these lists! lol!
Ora Lee Gurr says
I had prickly pear when I was a kid, and also grow my own heirloom tomatoes. Adventures in food are okay once in awhile, but there are some items on the list (including Head Cheese) that seem more like a dare than a tasty delight. Thanks for sharing the 100 foods to Eat Bucket List.
christina aliperti says
I am semi adventurous when it comes to food. I love to try new and exotic things but I do have my limits!
I don’t think I could ever be like Anthony Bourdaine or Andrew Zimmern
After reading through the list I became very hungry and very turned off to the idea of eating all at the same time. There are some really questionable foods on the list! But I like to try everything once!
Terri Ramsey Beavers says
That is one long list of foods to eat. I could never be so brave when it comes to trying some of these things. Like alligator. The thought would make me a bit ill I’m afraid..
Cara (@StylishGeek) says
That indeed is a very interesting list! I agree…Alligator tastes like chicken. I also had an opportunity to try Ostrich, which is surprisingly red meat and tastes like steak 🙂
You’ve got the dandelion wine on your list. I’d like to try the dandelion tea! 🙂
It’s so good. I have to dry the dandelions so I can have some year round.
Dawn McAlexander says
Good grief! You have some foods on there that I have never even heard of before! Good job at tackling that list!
Fi Ní Neachtáin says
You’re so adventurous with food! I’m such a picky eater so I wouldn’t eat a lot of things but being Irish I love my black and white pudding, I hope you get to try it soon 🙂
We are traveling about an hour away to a little shop that is Scottish and they have black pudding. I am super excited to try it. My grandparents used to have it all the time and I was never brave enough to try it.
Cia | CiaSays.com says
I finished reading through the list but one thing stuck in my mind: Bird’s Nest Soup. I have no clue what that is but my mind is doing summersaults trying to figure it out. LOL!
BTW, I love gumbo as well 😉
It’s actually pretty interesting to learn about – http://chinesefood.about.com/library/bltrivia33.htm
I think I have tried alligator before at a holiday weekend festival. It did take like chicken.
There’s a few things on your list that I have no desire to ever try. 🙂 I have eaten rabbit and it tastes like chicken. LOL!
I think everything tastes like chicken, just a different texture lol
This is a great list. I would love to try Wasabi peas. I love Wasabi in general and I would be curious to try the peas variation
They are pretty tasty. I have tried a few Wasabi flavored things. Some good, some just terrible. LOL
You are more brave than I am! I tried gator once…yuck!
This is such a cool list!! I ttied Absinthe once and it tasted like licorice!!
That is what I have heard!
This is such a great list I don’t think I could narrow it down to just 100 foods. Although to be fair since I’m so picky I would probably have a hard time picking 100 that I would want to eat lol
Ashleigh Walls says
This sounds like such a great idea to do! I never thought about different foods I want to try.
I have seen a lot of people do lists like “20 by 20” or “30 by 30” and while some of them are things to do and events, others are foods to try.
This is a really fun list and you have plenty crossed off already! On the squirrel, while I’ve never had it, my father-in-law had and said that he enjoyed it. A nibble to knock it off the last might be fun, lol
Thanks to my hubby I can’t say that there are any that are deal breakers, although we don’t like olives at all. I would like to eat some fresh gator some time though.
Ann BAcciaglia says
When I was younger my parents would make snails during the holidays. I had to eat one and I hated it. I will never eat a snail again.
I’ve been a pretty adventerous eater and tried a lot on this list. Not sure I would try then again but at least I tried them!
I’d say I’m a pretty adventurous foodie. I have no qualms about trying things and your list looks great!
You are SO much more braver than me! I am just happy sticking to my same old favorites. You go girl!
Sarah @ Must Have Mom says
Great list! I didn’t realize there were soo many things I have yet to try. I agree, alligator does taste just like chicken!
What a great list. I’ve tried a lot from your list. May want to add squid to it.. and try it a few different ways. I hope you get through your list. 🙂
Shannon Gurnee says
After looking at your first picture I was like – I want sushi! What a great list!
I could eat sushi daily!
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
That’s a lot of food to eat! I think I’ll make my own food bucket list. Thanks for sharing yours.
Joyce Duboise says
This is probably not the best list for me to read while on the first week of my diet! hehe. You should make this a printable, so we can check off the items 🙂 I am DEFINITELY and adventurous foodie! I’ve eaten a few things on this list. I am from the south and we eat gator tail and frog legs regularly here. I was going to name everything that I have eaten on your list, but I have eaten about 75% off the stuff on this list. Very fun! Thanks for sharing!
That is a great idea Joyce! Might just have to do that!
Debbie Denny says
I have had several of those. Still have to do a few. Soon I will hope to get a chance.
I’m from the UK so a lot of the foods on your list I’ve never even heard of, some I would try but others I don’t think I could. I had to google head cheese and very sorry I did (vom!). You have inspired me to make pinterest boards for things I have tried and going to start one for things I’d like to try too. Good luck with crossing off the rest of your list – black pudding I tried once just to say I had but won’t be having it again – what did you think?
Wasn’t horrible but is not my favorite thing.