Saw this meme over at SamuraiFrog's joint, and it looked kind of interesting....and it's a post!
1. Venison: Oh, hell yeah, I loves me some Bambi
2. Nettle tea: No, not a big tea bagger (snicker)
3. Huevos rancheros: So. Freakin'. Good.
4. Steak tartare: Yes, if you love steak, you would love this.
5. Crocodile: No, but I have had alligator....it was overcooked sadly, so kind of tough.
6. Black pudding: Mmmmmmm. Love it with my Irish breakfast
7. Cheese fondue: Haven't had it in a long time, but what's better than melted cheese and bread?
8. Carp: Yeah, it's ok, not a favorite, but I ate it.
9. Borscht: A wondorful soup with an unfortunate name....the color is unbeleivable
10. Baba ghanoush: Yeah, but not a giant fan
11. Calamari: I love this stuff, I love to cook it, I love to eat it..my favorite is Rhode Island style, with jalapeno peppers and a spicy aoli to dip it in.
12. Pho: Ain't nothing finer than a giant bowl of Pho, so simple, so nice
13. PB&J sandwich: Was always just a straight up peanut butter man myself, I have always had a lack of a sweet tooth.
14. Aloo gobi: Never had this particular dish, unfortunately
15. Hot dog from a street cart: I love just about anything from a street cart.
16. Epoisses: I am at a loss, I have no idea what this is.
17. Black truffle: Oh yes, was a popular ingredient at the last real cooking job I had (the pub does not count, that was just pub grub)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes: No. I'm more about beer, wine is for cooking
19. Steamed pork buns: My wife bought scads of these recently...the kind she bought are too sweet for my taste, but I did try them...I much prefer a pot sticker instead.
20. Pistachio ice cream: No, no sweet tooth
21. Heirloom tomatoes: Absolutely, one of the nicest things you can eat, really.
22. Fresh wild berries: Blueberries, but they were small and very tart where I grew up.
23. Foie gras: Sure, when I worked in haute cuisine I would have it, pretty nice stuff but it's about as healthy as eating a stick of butter (and maybe even worse than that)
24. Rice and beans: I make a mean Arroz con Frijoles, with home made saffrito and green olives (seriously, try it, you'll like it!)
25. Brawn, or head cheese: If you ever saw the first part of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, you would not be able to touch this stuff....besides, it's icky.
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper: Yup, me and the other cooks got into a pepper eating contest....I puked it got so bad.
27. Dulce de leche: No, but it's sweet, so I was never interested
28. Oysters: Like eating a bite of the ocean itself....in a good way.
29. Baklava: Again with the sweetness......now spanakopata (spelling?), that I love.
30. Bagna cauda: Yup, but not since my Grandma died.
31. Wasabi peas: Sure, wasabi is the best.
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl: Maybe not in a sourdough bowl, but in a bread bowl....I am from Boston, so the chowder flows like wine here.....and I wouldn't have it any other way.
33. Salted lassi: Here's another one I don't recognize....I am such a bad foodie.
34. Sauerkraut: Sauted with seared keilbasa, or served warm on a yummy ass reuban....I love the stuff.
35. Root beer float: While I have tried it, it's not to my taste.
36. Cognac with a fat cigar: I have had cognac, I have had cigars...never at the same time.
37. Clotted cream tea: No, and it doesn't sound like something I would like.
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O: Sure, I was young once too you know
39. Gumbo: Sure have.
40. Oxtail: Is their nothing better than an oxtail stew, all sticky and thick with marrow??? Answer: No, no their isn't.
41. Curried goat: If I go out for Indian food, I will almost ALWAYS order some sort of curried goat.
42. Whole insects: Not intentionally. (answer stolen from SamuraiFrog, sorry dude, it's a good answer)
43. Phaal: Nope, dont' recognize it.
44. Goat's milk: I don't drink cow's milk, why on earth would I drink a goats?
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$130 or more: Oh yes......yes indeed.
46. Fugu: This is blowfish correct? If so, than count me down as scared of it....probably wouldn't try it and probably couldn't afford it if I wanted to.
47. Chicken tikka masala: Yessiree bob, it's a great dish.
48. Eel: No, but only because I haven't seen a dish that appeals to me yet....I would if the dish is right.
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut: No.
50. Sea urchin: Yes, again, we prepared these at a resteraunt I used to work at, and served the meats in the hollowed out spiky shells, very dramatic presentation.
51. Prickly pear: Yes, tricky to use (flavor wise that is) but not unpleasent.
52. Umeboshi: Don't know what this is.
53. Abalone: No, but would love to try it....It's pretty expensive these days though.
54. Paneer: Is this a bread? I don't know what it is.
55. McDonald's Big Mac Meal: Yes, absolutely....me likey special sauce.....try making your own big macs from scratch...it's awesome!!!
56. Spaetzle: Nice fluffy lumps of soft buttery dough....like little gnochi, I love em.
57. Dirty gin martini: No. Doesn't this have olive juice? That doesn't sound too good.
58. Beer above 8% ABV: Sure, in Canada they have this, and some specialty brews here in America.
59. Poutine: No, but I am DIEING to...cheese+gravy+frenchfries??? That sounds like what heaven is going to be like.
60. Carob chips: Nope
61. S'mores: No way.
62. Sweetbreads: Sure, surprisingly, very good.
63. Kaolin: Yet another unknown food item for me.
64. Currywurst: This does not sound like a sausage that I would want to eat.
65. Durian: Again, nope, don't know that one.
66. Frogs' legs: Yes, I liked them fine.
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake: Naw, not my style.
68. Haggis: I would try it.
69. Fried plantain: Delicous, yes, I have had them.
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette: Don't believe so, are these like cracklings?
71. Gazpacho: Hells yeah, my old co-worker Alonzo made the best, it was positively addictive.
72. Caviar and blini: Yeah, but I am not a fan
73. Louche absinthe: Not yet.
74. Gjetost, or brunost: Don't know either of these things.
75. Roadkill: Umm....no.
76. Baijiu: Yikes, another food I don't recognize, how embarassing.
77. Hostess Fruit Pie: I have had them as a kid, but it's just too sugary for me.
78. Snail: I freaking LOVE escargot, it's really just a butter and garlic delivery system.
79. Lapsang souchong: This is chinese sausage no? If so then I have had it.
80. Bellini: Yes, but not my favorite
81. Tom yum: Maybe.
82. Eggs Benedict: As a breakfast chef to the tune of six years, I make slamming eggs benny, my hollandaise is strong.
83. Pocky: ????
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant: No, but would love to (if I could afford it)
85. Kobe beef: Sooooooooooooooo good.
86. Hare: I love rabbit, and want to pick some up real soon.
87. Goulash: Yeah, it's pretty good. Their's a great Hungarian/French resteraunt in Boston that I love, and makes really nice goulash.
88. Flowers: Sure, edible flowers are a very popular garnishs, and crab stuffed squash blossoms are the bomb-diggidy.
89. Horse: No. And I wouldn't ever, horses are for riding, not eating.
90. Criollo chocolate: Nope
91. Spam: Absolutely.
92. Soft shell crab: One of my favorite things to eat, period. Prepping the little buggers is kind of sick, they are alive, and you have to cut off their faces and rip out their lungs.....prepping a crate provides a sick mantra of "cut of the face, rip out the lungs, cut off the face, rip out the lungs".
93. Rose harissa: I don't know what this is, either.
94. Catfish: Love's me some catfish.
95. Mole poblano: I love making Mole sauces, poblano, verde, etc. And they freeze wondorfully.
96. Bagel and lox: Certainly. Lox is great, but I prefer smoked salmon over it, it's like fish bacon.
97. Lobster Thermidor: Eh. I have had it, but don't see what all the hubbub is about.
98. Polenta: Polenta is amazing. I love it formed into cakes and then pan seared, served with butter and syrup like a pancake....or in it's loose form with butter, along side a nicely cooked piece of chicken, with a good sauce to stir into it. All around a great side dish.
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee: No.
100. Snake: Nope.
111. Elk: No. But I would try it in a heartbeat.
112. Ostrich: Very good meat, like steakbirds.
113. Moose: No. But again, would do it in a heartbeat.
114. Whole hog BBQ: One of my favorite kind of events. I just love it.
115. Wine @ >$400/bottle: No way, that's way too much money for a drink I don't particularly care for.
116. Home made bacon/sausage: No to bacon, yes to sausage. I was the chief sausage maker at the Boston Harbor Hotel for several years.
117. Chocolate and chilis: Nope.
118. Chittlins: Yes.
119. Moonshine: No, but I would try it.
120. Quail eggs: Yes, so elegant!
121. Monkfish liver: No, and it doesn't sound that appealing. Monkfish, however, is lovely.
122. Live scallop: No, but I would give it a shot.
123. Fried chicken giblets: Oh sure, but I prefer just regular fried chicken.
124. Duck cracklings: There are precious few parts of a duck I wouldn't eat, and this is one of my favorites.
125. Grappa: Nope, can't say that I have
Well, that list was a little longer than I had thought it was, but now you can get a better idea of what my culinary tastes and experience entails.