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?