Make it Count

First of all, watch this video. Very cool!

Make it Count


Second, I’m sure many of you have seen the Food List Challenge on Facebook. It is a list of 100 foods to try before you die, and you are supposed to see how many you have actually tried. I love a good list, so I decided to copy it here and highlight the things I have tried in pink. Some of them I had to Google to find out what it even was. Turns out I have tried 60/100. There were a few things that I would try, but many that I can confidently say will never pass by these lips. Like sweetbreads, haggis, and Spam. Oh and carp. Seriously? Gag me now. Here’s the list:

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 (had to google this one: A few species of swift, the cave swifts, are renowned for building the saliva nests used to produce the unique texture of this soup.) Uh, no thanks.

 10. Biscuits and Gravy

11. Black Pudding

 12. Black Truffle

13. Borscht

 14. Calamari

15. Carp

 16. Caviar

 17. Cheese Fondue

18. Chicken and Waffles

19. Chicken Tikka Masala

 20. Chile Relleno

21. Chitlins

 22. Churros

 23. Clam Chowder

 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

 40. Frogs’ Legs

41. Fugu (Pufferfish)

 42. Funnel Cake

 43. Gazpacho

44. Goat

45. Goat’s Milk

 46. Goulash

 47. Gumbo

48. Haggis

49. Head Cheese

 50. Heirloom Tomatoes

51. Honeycomb

 52. Hostess Fruit Pie

 53. Huevos Rancheros

 54. Jerk Chicken

55. Kangaroo

 56. Key Lime Pie

 57. Kobe Beef

 58. Lassi

 59. Lobster

 60. Mimosa

61. MoonPie

 62. Morel Mushrooms

63. Nettle Tea

 64. Octopus

65. Oxtail Soup

 66. Paella

 67. Paneer

 68. Pastrami on Rye

69. Pavlova (haven’t tried this but it looks delicious)

70. Phaal

71. Philly Cheese Steak

72. Pho

 73. Pineapple and Cottage Cheese

 74. Pistachio Ice Cream

 75. Po’ Boy

76. Pocky

 77. Polenta

78. Prickly Pear

79. Rabbit Stew

 80. Raw Oysters

 81. Root Beer Float

 82. S’mores

 83. Sauerkraut

 84. Sea Urchin (one of the most disgusting things I have ever had in my mouth)

 85. Shark

 86. Snail

87. Snake

 88. Soft Shell Crab

89. Som Tam

 90. Spaetzle

 91. Spam (I honestly don’t think Spam has ever crossed these lips)

 92. Squirrel

 93. Steak Tartare

 94. Sweet Potato Fries

95. Sweetbreads

96. Tom Yum

97. Umeboshi

 98. Venison

 99. Wasabi Peas

100. Zucchini Flowers

How many things on the list have you tried? Anything you want to try or would never try?


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  1. I’ve tried literally every thing you’ve tried except Hostess Fruit Pie, whatever that is. In addition: black pudding, carp, chicken and waffles, chicken tika, goat, goat’s milk (mixed with alcohol), Kangaroo, Moon Pie (gross), oxtail soup, philly cheese steak, pho, rabbit soup, and spam. I guess that settles which sibling is more into food ;P