Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How many of the 100 have you eaten?

A Facebook app offers this list of 100 "foods you should eat before you die," and estimates most people have eaten 20 or fewer. (At least online sources SAY that's what the app says; I don't give permissions to apps, so I didn't actually look.) But it's a fun list to go through. And alphabetical!
Note: This is, to belabor the point, NOT MY LIST. Just offering it for fun. Is there another mandatory one, in your opinion? Besides Krispy Kreme, which shows up in another version of the list? Leave in comments.

Tally and enjoy...

Abalone
Absinthe
Alligator
Baba ghanoush
Bagel and lox
Baklava
Barbecued ribs
Bellini
Birds nest soup
Biscuits and gravy
Black pudding
Black truffle
Borscht
Calamari
Carp
Caviar (right)
Cheese fondue
Chicken and waffles
Chicken tikka masala
Chile relleno
Chitlins
Churros
Clam chowder
Cognac
Crab cakes
Crickets
Currywurst
Dandelion wine
Dulce de leche
Durian (right)
Eel
Eggs Benedict
Fish tacos
Foie gras
Fresh spring rolls
Fried catfish
Fried green tomatoes
Fried plantain
Frito pie
Frogs’ legs
Fugu
Funnel cake (right)
Gazpacho
Goat
Goat’s milk
Goulash
Gumbo
Haggis
Head cheese
Heirloom tomatoes
Honeycomb
Hostess Fruit Pie
Huevos rancheros
Jerk chicken
Kangaroo
Key lime pie (right)
Kobe beef
Lassi
Lobster
Mimosa
Moon Pie
Morel mushrooms
Nettle tea
Octopus
Oxtail soup
Paella (right)
Paneer
Pastrami on rye
Pavlova
Phaal
Philly cheesesteak
Pho
Pineapple and cottage cheese
Pistachio ice cream
Po’ boy
Pocky
Polenta
Prickly pear
Rabbit stew
Raw oysters
Root beer float
S’mores
Sauerkraut
Sea urchin (right)
Shark
Snail
Snake
Softshell crab
Som Tam
Spaetzle
Spam
Squirrel
Steak tartare
Sweet potato fries
Sweetbreads
Tom yum
Umeboshi
Venison
Wasabi peas
Zucchini flowers (right)





(Photos from nationalgeographic.com; tropical-fruits.biz; wikipedia.com (Catfisheye); wikipedia.com (Lorax); williams-sonoma.com; wikipedia.com (Marc Averette); ask.com (Portum); zencancook.com.)

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not too bad, my 'list' is shy only about 15.

@wood_brothers21 said...

What about Czernina? That's some fine soup!

Nibletodell said...

84 out of 100

Anonymous said...

I've eaten 28 of these things. Some I would NOT ever eat (bird's nest soup, haggis, chitlins, and a few others- no thank you!)

Anonymous said...

50 out of a 100, not so bad considering what a picky eater I used to be.

Anonymous said...

Chicken and waffles is, hands down, the most idiotic concept in the history of food.

Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

37 or so.

Anonymous said...

Fried pork skin sandwich at Lexington BBQ.

xmas65 said...

48 for me

Sarah O said...

What a cool list. I just sent it to a ton of my friends. Can you find chicken and waffles someplace here in Charlotte?

How did grits not make it on the list?

Anonymous said...

How many for you, Helen?

Helen Schwab said...

I've had chicken and waffles most recently at Smalls, in Elizabeth. Re: grits: I know, right? Inconceivable.

Tom's taller brother said...

59 out of 100. Not too bad.

Anonymous said...

I've had 86 out of the 100.

87 if you count the "legal" Absinthe I had in New Orleans some 30 years ago at the Absinthe House.

And if I can be allowed to substitute stir-fried grasshoppers in Thailand for "crickets"...

Anonymous said...

I would add "gamalost" to the list.

It is a very strong Norwegian cheese...

matt said...

97. Never had pocky, nettle tea, or kangaroo. I didn't know anyone ate kangaroo...

Helen Schwab said...

Matt! Bernardin's on Tryon had kangaroo loin on the specials list recently! And pocky you can pick up at any of Charlotte's Asian food stores. Now... nettle tea. Anyone?

ScottCLT said...

I've had 74 of the 100.

Anne Mitchell said...

I have had 86 of the 100 foods, having traveled extensively during my fashion biz career, and living in NYC 15 years. But seriously, crickets? At least add sawagani, a tiny whole crab considered a delicacy by the Japanese instead!! They taste yummy and aren't 'ew', fear factor style.

tc said...

41 including one not on the list, crocodile in Australia. And not it does not taste like alligator

KShel said...

Pretty sure I'm gonna top out at 90 or so ... Haggis is not in my future.

But I'm at 64 now and really do need to try rabbit stew.

Any hints on where I can get zucchini flowers in Charlotte?

Thanks! Great post.

GeorgeB said...

Astounding - 91-2; not certain about a couple. And several I had for my first time in Charlotte, where we've lived for only about 4 years: Chicken & waffles, chitlins at Floyd's on N Graham (delicious - like chicken & dumplings), Som Tam at Viet Thai. I plan to try durian on my next visit to Lang Van. I wouldn't bother with crickets or pocky, have no interest in suffering through the world's spiciest curry (phaal), and disagree environmentally with bird's nest (and shark fin) soups. Zucchini flowers are boringly inapparent, and would not put alligator, heirloom tomatoes, shark, snake, or Sauerkraut on a bucket list. But I could be happy eating nothing but foie gras, BBQ ribs, sweetbreads, sea urchin, and oysters in any form until death. And Price's chicken. And Maria Bonita's cochinita pibil. And Ilios Noche's lamb shank. And on & on.

Anonymous said...

I've had 73. e2 emeril's eatery offers chicken & waffles!

Anonymous said...

I've only eaten 12.... I'm a very picky eater. Although, I am only 15. I have plenty of time. :D

Anonymous said...

Woo! 98/100!