I’m starting a new food blog here on WordPress because I like it better than Blogger, which is where my old blog, Sweet Misa used to be. Just a little bit about me: I live in Seattle with my husband, Jeremy, and our four furkids (our dog, Murray, and our cats, Joey, Friday, and Parker). I spent some time in culinary school, learning pastry and bread, and I’ve also been a bar cook. Now I don’t cook as my job, which means I enjoy cooking more at home. As a bit more of an introduction to me as far as food goes, I am going to post a food meme that’s been going around. By the time I saw it, it wasn’t what it was originally, so keep that in mind if you’ve seen this elsewhere. I’d already spent quite a while on this so I didn’t want to “fix” it when I saw the original. I think it’s close enough.
Bold what you’ve tried, strike what you don’t want to try, and italicize the ones you actively want to try (as opposed to “I’d try it if you put it in front of me, but won’t seek it out”). A new addition from yours truly, bold AND strike things you’ve tried but dislike. Then, bold AND italicize the ones you really enjoy.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue – I like chocolate fondue, too. Of course.
10. Baba ghanoush
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart – usually best late at night
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream – really good if done right
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 – I’ve always LOVED smoked oysters. Thanks, mom!
30. Bagna cauda – fantastic if made with quality ingredients
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl – fantastic if done right
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut – OMG I love sauerkraut so much. I would eat it almost every day, if I could.
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu – actually, this food frightens me. Can result in death and I have a weak constitution. That’s the only reason that I haven’t tried it yet.
47. Chicken tikka masala
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (you haven’t lived until you’ve eaten off straight off the belt!)
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi – Umeboshi are so frakking fantastic!!
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
60. Carob chips
63. Kaolin – this is clay. Really. I’m not sure what’s going on here, so if this is ALSO something else, please let me know. I don’t have pica nor do I have geophagia, so I don’t have a desire to just munch on some clay.
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (these aren’t all the same. Nowhere near the same. WTF. Anyway, I’ve eaten all of ’em.)
68. Haggis – but I’m afraid I wouldn’t like it so I don’t want to have to pay for it myself. I just want to try a bite.
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
76. Baijiu – OMG, this shit is strong.
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
79. Lapsang souchong – no, but I’ve had stuff that’s been smoked with it
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
90. Criollo chocolate – brought in by a fellow student at school
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee