Friday, August 29, 2008

Strange Food Meme

I found this little gem (I forget where I found it - sorry )
and thought it would be fun .
What do you think about some of these strange food items?

The Food Experience Meme

  • Venison: No.
  • Nettle tea: huh?
  • Huevos rancheros: Yes, no thanks.
  • Steak tartare: nope.
  • Crocodile: No, but a big yes on gator. Come on, I AM from Florida (tough and chewy) not a big fan.
  • Black pudding: Hailll no.
  • Cheese fondue: Uh, yes. I mean it has the word cheese in it.
  • Carp: nope.
  • Borscht: Yes.
  • Baba ghanoush: Yep.
  • Calamari: Fried only and none of the weird little octopus looking tentacle thingys.
  • Pho: WTF? Something Asian, I gather, but NO.
  • PB&J sandwich: um, I am an American, so,of course.
  • Aloo gobi: Bend it Like Beckham? Nah.
  • Hot dog from a street cart: No way!
  • Epoisses: Never heard of it
  • Black truffle: too rich for my blood and looks like dirt. Nope.
  • Fruit wine made from something other than grapes: ok everyone, don't faint. I don't drink wine. Just tastes like rotting fruit to me.
  • Steamed pork buns: Is that like a dumpling? If so, yes. If not, I don't know what the heck it is.
  • Pistachio ice cream: yes.
  • Heirloom tomatoes: Yummy, yummy, yummy. My Dad used to grow them fresh in the backyard and I ate them like they were apples.
  • Fresh wild berries: Yup. As a kid, I picked wild strawberries in NC and wild blackberries in Ohio one summer on vacation.
  • Foie gras: Force fed fattened goose or duck liver. Absolutely not.
  • Rice and beans: Hello? I live in SOUTH FLORIDA!!!
  • Brawn, or head cheese: No. That is just gross!!
  • Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper: Not raw, but my friend's Jamaican mother puts them in rice and peas. Which I LOVE! Yes
  • Dulce de leche: see rice and beans.
  • Oysters: Yes. First time I gagged and my throat refused to swallow it. That was raw. But I don't mind them smoked or steamed.
  • Baklava: Yes.
  • Bagna cauda: No. Gotta look that up because who ever heard of this stuff?
  • Wasabi peas: Yes.
  • Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl: mmmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmm
  • Salted lassi: ??
  • Sauerkraut: One of those things I didn't eat for years (due to pregnancy episode)
  • Root beer float: yup.
  • Cognac with a fat cigar: No, and a big fat no.
  • Clotted cream tea: no. doesn't even sound good.
  • Vodka jelly/Jell-O: Vodka Jello shots? Absolutely! One of my favorite party gifts.
  • Gumbo: no - it has okra (gagging sound)
  • Oxtail: No. But it has been eaten in my presence and does not look or smell good.
  • Curried goat: No on the goats and lambs.
  • Whole insects: Ewwww.
  • Phaal: what the hell kind of food is this? This seemed like fun at first and now it is making look like a back woods shut in. I don't know what it is, so I'll have to say, no.
  • Goat's milk: Yes, but the thought of it is creepy.
  • Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$130 or more: Nope, not a scotch or whiskey drinker either.
  • Fugu: Hey, I think I actually know this one. Cab had an intense desire to be Japanese and wanted to try this. Which if you know Cab, that is really funny. But no, I don't know any chefs that I would trust to not kill me with that one.
  • Chicken tikka masala: Indian anyone??
  • Eel: Only on sushi.
  • Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut: Yes. Hot off the line. To die for. I could inhale 3 or 4 in about 10 seconds.
  • Sea urchin: Nope.
  • Prickly pear: Nope
  • Umeboshi: What? Don't think so.
  • Abalone: No, but I have had conch (it's like fishy rubber bands)
  • Paneer: no. curdled stuff just doesn't appeal to me. Well, except sour cream.
  • McDonald's Big Mac Meal: Yes. Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. Remember that?
  • Spaetzle: Maybe something like it.
  • Dirty gin martini: Yes, but prefer fruitier martinis.
  • Beer above 8% ABV: Barf and double barf on those German beers with the yeasty stuff in it. I don't drink beer!
  • Poutine: More curds - nope.
  • Carob chips: Yes. Poor substitute for chocolate.
  • S'mores: of course.
  • Sweetbreads: Nope. But my boss ate a big ole plate full when we were in Savannah for my wedding. We all laughed like hyenas. He had no clue what he was eating.
  • Kaolin: Is that like eating clay? NO.
  • Currywurst: Nope, not a wurst kinda gal.
  • Durian: Nope. I love cheese, but those that smell like feet or sweaty balls, I try and stay away from.
  • Frogs' legs: Not in a million years.
  • Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake: oh yeah!
  • Haggis: Hell no, and I don't think the Scottish actually eat it. I think it gets passed around like that 100 year old fruitcake.
  • Fried plantain: Yes. yum.
  • Chitterlings: Chitterlings? Seriously. No.
  • Gazpacho: Yes. But I prefer my soups hot.
  • Caviar and blini: nope.
  • Louche absinthe: Nope.
  • Gjetost, or brunost: Never hoid of it.
  • Roadkill: Now that is just nasty. No.
  • Baijiu: WTF? No.
  • Hostess Fruit Pie: Yes.
  • Snail: yes, again, too chewy! Garlic, buttered rubber bands.
  • Lapsang souchong: huh??
  • Bellini: Yes. Fruity = good.
  • Tom yum: hahahahahahhahahahaha! Is that like cream of sum yun gai?
  • Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant: Well, we did it at One if by Land, Two if by Sea in NYC. It is where we got engaged. I don't know if they are 3 Michelin so... maybe yes, maybe no.
  • Kobe beef: yes.
  • Hare: Little Bunny Foo Foo? I think not.
  • Goulash: NO.
  • Flowers: Yes, candied flowers, and in salads.
  • Horse: I hope not, although there was a time in the 70's where you weren't really positive. And from what I understand, what they serve at Taco Bell.
  • Criollo chocolate: Maybe. I've had an awful lot of chocolate in my day.
  • Spam: When I was really, really, young.
  • Soft shell crab: yep. Ima lika my seafood.
  • Rose harissa: nope.
  • Catfish: Yes.
  • Mole poblano: Yes, I lived in Texas for a spell. But they just call it mole.
  • Bagel and lox: Yum!
  • Lobster Thermidor: Oh yeah, delicious.
  • Polenta: Yes. Prefer cous-cous.
  • Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee: Yep. My bosses favorite.
  • Snake: Creepy

If you guys know what some of the stuff is, or you've tried it, let me know what you think.

Happy Friday!


  1. here's a fun one..
    vodka: yes
    bourbon: no
    beer: only when vodka is gone
    wine: yes, but only with cheese
    rum: in frozen drinks only
    gin: God, no.
    whiskey: only at family gatherings


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