Sunday, August 17, 2008

Baaaaaa (Now With Food)

Moving. Five separate people came today and wandered off with furniture. Still have a rug, coffee table, and dresser to get rid of; however, the Curbside Recycling Plan (Sign: FREE!) is amazingly effective. I once set out 78 pieces of a computer desk, without directions, and it was gone in 20 minutes. Good luck, buddy, was all I could say.

Here I am in need of inspiration- and dinner- and along comes a meme. Well, here I go over the cliff. I should add: I keep kosher now (so no shellfish and so on) but I didn't used to (which is why I have, in fact, eaten wild boar.) Also I'm deathly allergic to cow milk. Can I cross off all the milk things? No fair.

Rules: bold are things I've eaten, italics I have attempted and nearly retched on, and strike are things I would never put in my mouth. Here we go!

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros Mmmm. Dinner. Oh, wait, we're out of eggs. Damn.
4. Steak tartare.
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue I miss cheese. A lot.
8. Carp Makes an excellent homemade gefilte fish roll, thank you.
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush Maybe it's time for a grocery trip...
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich Are you kidding? I have never met an American who'd never tried PB&J.
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses I think so. When I was in France I lived in the Jura. We ate lots of weird cheese. (The dairy allergy met up with the terrible depression and lost, that year.)
17. Black truffle I think? I ate a LOT of stuff in France.
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes I'm from the South, people. Of course.
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream In my youth.
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries Every summer.
23. Foie gras On toast. Mmm, saturated fat.
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava Dr. S works with a bunch of Turks, and they bring me baklava all the time. It's lovely.
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. --Salted lassi-- Sweet and salty should not mix. Except in gravlax.
34. --Sauerkraut-- We hates it, precious. Naturally, Dr. S loves it.
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat No, but if I find kosher goat in Chicago, I am totally making some.
42. --Whole insects-- Treif. So treif.
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme How I love thee. Now I want a doughnut.
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi We do not approve.
53. Abalone
54. Paneer By accident, a few weeks ago.
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal Maybe? A very long time ago.
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini I miss alcohol. Not that I'm opposed to having a drink every now and again while pregnant- not at all!- but it upsets my already-iffy stomach.
58. Beer above 8% ABV.
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips Not allowed chocolate as a child. Developed a strange fondness for carob.
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads Again, I think so; I got fed lots of things in France.
63. Kaolin
64. --Currywurst--
65. --Durian--
66. Frogs’ legs Didn't really taste like chicken.
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. --Louche absinthe--
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum Weeeeelll... a kosherified version without shrimp. Still tasty!
82. Eggs Benedict Okay, now I want this for dinner.
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse I certainly hope not.
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 Especially fried. With syrup.
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

60! And snake, thank you, is very treif.