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Here's the deal:
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 here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.


The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle Tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
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
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects chocolate covered ants
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian - I've wanted to try one of these for a long time. I hear they have a pungent odor, but I have almost no sense of smell.
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis - No freaking way. I don't care if I do have Scottish ancestry.
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill - Had an opportunity for this when I hit a deer in Montana in 2002. State Trooper asked, "Do you want the carcass?" but I had no way to get it home.
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
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

What, no lutefisk? ;-) (I think I'd cross that one out, too.)
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...there are a few I can detect. One in particular brings back interesting memories.

I'm not big on pesto. I used to think it was decent, but thanks to this association, it's definitely not a favorite. My office mate, C, just had a microwave lunch with it, and I shared this story with her as well.

Way back between 11th and 12th grade in high school (summer '83), some friends and I visited another friend who was doing some sort of summer internship experience at Fermilab outside Chicago. He was rooming with some post docs and other visiting scientists in a small house in the little village on the property, so we crashed with him for the weekend. On Saturday, our 2nd night, close to 1:00am, I was awakened by the weirdest odor I think I'd ever encountered. I wandered out toward the source, into the kitchen, where three of the older residents were making spaghetti with homemade pesto.

With marijuana.

They asked if I'd like some. I politely declined, saying I wasn't hungry, and, thanks to the scent, that was true.

I'd smelled 420 before, and I'd had pesto before, and my brain couldn't figure out what in the combination was doing this. To my nose, anyway, take about as much methyl mercaptan (the stuff that's added to natural gas to give it an odor) or hydrogen sulfide (farts, rotten eggs) you can handle and double it.

Marijuana pesto. Sheesh. :-)
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Banning Fast Food in Poor Neighborhoods

The fuck? The Nanny State in action.

Mmmmmmmm...

Dec. 3rd, 2007 09:31 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] datagoddess made some yummy sourdough bread.

I reiterate: Mmmmmmmm...
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Ew. This could be less Sonic.

So say we all.

(Okay, I know I've mixed references from Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica. Oh well.)

Got Pot?

May. 20th, 2007 04:17 pm
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I've tried soy milk - bleah. I've tried hazelnut milk - it's not bad, but I'd have to get used to it for everyday drinking. Watching this weekend's episode of Forecast Earth on The Weather Channel, they featured this year's Green Festival in Chicago, where Living Harvest showed off their hemp milk. I don't know - sounds bizarre.

Dear KFC

May. 11th, 2007 08:38 am
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While separately, I do like your mashed potatoes, corn, chicken, and biscuits, stacking them together in the same dish for your Chicken & Biscuit Bowl, IMHO, is just... bleah.

Someone in your test kitchens needs to remember the name of your company is Yum!

Randomness

Feb. 17th, 2007 08:17 am
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  • I should have known none of the seniors in my radar meteorology class would get my Torchwood t-shirt yesterday morning, when before lab most of them were talking about The O.C..
  • Looking back at Thursday's headline in The Indianapolis Star of "Promise: Roads clear by Saturday" makes me laugh that they didn't consider that we're currently getting 2 - 4 inches of more snow.
  • I don't feel so bad for being achy after all the shoveling Wednesday, when my radar & dynamics prof/advisor's husband, who is fairly fit, was still achy yesterday as well. :-)
  • I need to start studying for my atmospheric physics test that is next Friday, although it's open book/open notes/according to the prof, "open anything" (I joked about bringing my laptop). Also next Friday I have dynamics homework and a radar lab due. The former looks easy, the latter, I'm in the middle of, and it's a pain.
  • I'm bummed Trader Joe's seems to have stopped carrying the ginger slices I love. I got a bulk order of chunks from a place called The Ginger People, and it's pretty good, but has had waaaaay too much sugar added.
  • I need to order a t-shirt from Pandemonium Books in Cambridge, MA. They're one of the places I love to hit regularly when in the area (in fact, it's probably one of the few places we'll venture away from Ipswich for over spring break). I want to get one of these to help them stay in business, as they've got an awesome selection, particularly of UK-published imports.
  • More later as events warrant. :-)
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...Snap, Crackle, and Trip?? ;-)
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We've had the Lord of the Rings movies on the DVD player all day, and this was just too funny a coincidence: Toni went into the kitchen a few minutes ago to check the chicken breasts she was making for dinner. She asked me to come take a look and see if I thought this particular spot where one had bubbled up looked like the Eye of Sauron.

Proof that Sauron was a chicken? )
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When Toni and I were at Trader Joe's yesterday, out of curiosity I got a small package of fresh mission figs. I've always loved them dried or in various dishes, but I hadn't tried them fresh. I tried one and it had a slightly unpleasant (to me) bitter aftertaste. Is this normal, and is there anything I can do with these to remedy that (there are about six left in the package, and I don't want just to waste them) other than the obvious (dry them) within my fairly limited kitchen versatility and time?

OMG

Jun. 10th, 2006 11:17 am
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Gino's East Pizza Recipe

*dies*

IMHO, Gino's East is the Best Chicago-Style Pizza EVAR!
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MMmmmm... dark chocolate-chocolate chip pancakes.

And may I say that today's Opus comic (unavailable online) is so, so wrong? ;-)

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