Thursday, April 12, 2012

100 Foods Challenge

How many of these have you tried? (I marked the ones I've tried in blue.) Thank you to Sarah at Things She Said for the idea on a quiet Thursday when I wanted to post but can’t seem to get my thoughts straight enough to write something.

1. Abalone

2. Absinthe

3. Alligator

4. Baba Ghanoush

5. Bagel and Lox

6. Baklava

7. Barbecue Ribs

8. Bellini

9. Bird’s Nest Soup

10. Biscuits and Gravy

11. Black Pudding

12. Black Truffle

13. Borscht – what IS this?

14. Calamari

15. Carp

16. Caviar

17. Cheese Fondue

18. Chicken and Waffles

19. Chicken Tikka Masala

20. Chile Relleno – I feel like living in Texas for all these years really should have given me the opportunity for this one

21. Chitlins

22. Churros – best in Disney, however.

23. Clam Chowder – ew. Clams.

24. Cognac

25. Crab Cakes

26. Crickets

27. Currywurst

28. Dandelion Wine

29. Dulce De Leche

30. Durian

31. Eel

32. Eggs Benedict

33. Fish Tacos

34. Foie Gras

35. Fresh Spring Rolls

36. Fried Catfish

37. Fried Green Tomatoes

38. Fried Plantain

39. Frito Pie – done best at the rodeo, of course! The original “fast food”

40. Frogs’ Legs

41. Fugu

42. Funnel Cake – anything with fried dough is ok in my book

43. Gazpacho

44. Goat

45. Goat’s Milk

46. Goulash

47. Gumbo

48. Haggis

49. Head Cheese – EW. EW. EW.

50. Heirloom Tomatoes

51. Honeycomb

52. Hostess Fruit Pie

53. Huevos Rancheros

54. Jerk Chicken – tried while in Jamaica on a rum tour. Fabulous.

55. Kangaroo

56. Key Lime Pie

57. Kobe Beef

58. Lassi

59. Lobster

60. Mimosa – YES.

61. MoonPie

62. Morel Mushrooms

63. Nettle Tea

64. Octopus

65. Oxtail Soup

66. Paella – on a beach (literally) in Nerja, Spain. Awesome.

67. Paneer

68. Pastrami on Rye

69. Pavlova

70. Phaal

71. Philly Cheese Steak – but not in Philadelphia.

72. Pho

73. Pineapple and Cottage Cheese

74. Pistachio Ice Cream

75. Po’ Boy

76. Pocky

77. Polenta – but not a fan

78. Prickly Pear – you can eat this?

79. Rabbit Stew

80. Raw Oysters – I wanna try ‘em!

81. Root Beer Float

82. S’mores

83. Sauerkraut

84. Sea Urchin

85. Shark

86. Snail

87. Snake

88. Soft Shell Crab

89. Som Tam

90. Spaetzle

91. Spam

92. Squirrel

93. Steak Tartare

94. Sweet Potato Fries

95. Sweetbreads

96. Tom Yum

97. Umeboshi

98. Venison

99. Wasabi Peas

100. Zucchini Flowers

I’ve had out 28 of the 100. Some of these things are actually edible? Crazy. Some sound like a challenge on Fear Factor. I don’t think I’m as adventurous like Sarah, but I sure thought I was. I have some dining reservations to make!


  1. You need to make time to have fried green tomatoes. They are awesome! Also, key lime pie! You could actually make this pretty easily!

    In my opinion, you're not missing much w/ either chile rellenos or Moon Pies.

  2. I've had 41 of the things on that list - although some of those were just tastes!

    Borscht is beet soup, by the way. My husband LOVES it, and I've tried it but ICK! It is NOT my thing! Has a weird metallic smell... and, well, BEETS!

  3. Haha, I'm not an adventurous eater at all. I was surprised I had eaten so many things on this list! I can't believe you've never had fried green tomatoes--you're missing out on so much deliciousness! (But then again, I've never had frito pie...)

  4. Borscht is beet soup. Not at all scary. It just tastes like vegetable soup with lots of root veggies.

  5. Okay, I have to ask you from #20 - do you live in Texas NOW? I did not know this?

    And I am not a fan of polenta either, just for the record. Bleh.