Haute n the Kitchen

Entertaining Inspired by my Travels & Traditions

I came across this fun food taste test while reading the blog “deglazed”. As I have had my fair share of strange bites I thought it would be fun to do.  I ended up with more “in bold” items than I would have guessed. If you are in to it, go ahead and do the the same taste test.  See the fun below:


“Thanks to our friends at Very Good Taste in England, we’ll take a break and play a little game. Join us? Top my 77/100?

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.
The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

Heather’s List:

1. Venison (i live in texas, venison can be lunch any day, every day)
2. Nettle tea (my boyfriend is irish/english -)
3. Huevos rancheros (live in Austin, lived in Santa fe (better there))
4. Steak tartare (paris)
5. Crocodile (N’Orleans)
6. Black pudding (england and N’Orleans)
7. Cheese fondue – best was in Switzerland
8. Carp
9. Borscht – Hungary
10. Baba ghanoush – marrakech
11. Calamari – best in italy but greece is a close second
12. Pho – OMG love love – Saigon
13. PB&J sandwich – which J is the fav?
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses – in Dijon 
17. Black truffle – i can taste them now
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes – worst hangover of my life – czech republic
19. Steamed pork buns – china
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries – england
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters – Have had so many it makes me dizzy, but some of the best at “blue ribbon, ny”?
29. Baklava …greece
30. Bagna cauda…yum
31. Wasabi peas – great snack
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl – a very funny memory where i slept in a car that night. Small one.
33. Salted lassi…banana please
34. Sauerkraut –
35. Root beer float..ah the memories
36. Cognac with a fat cigar – strangely i have had this

37. Clotted cream tea –yes please
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O – oh the college memories
39. Gumbo – N’Orleans to begin
40. Oxtail – Texas and NY

41. Curried goat – Jamaica and India
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk – my childhood cereal broth
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more – you are asking why aren’t you?
46. Fugu, not ready to die yet
47. Chicken tikka masala , a standy by when traveling in India
48. Eel – a dare I should not have taken
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut – memories of my childhood. I have had more than I would like to share.

50. Sea urchin ( never again might i say)
51. Prickly pear (suprising nice actually – sauce is best) , texas and NM
52. Umeboshi, these are also really good for seasickness. Had them in China first but Sardinia on a boat second.
53. Abalone – restaurant
54. Paneer – next best thing to cheese in india.
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
– unfortunately yes

56. Spaetzle- not a le cirque
57. Dirty gin martini

58. Beer above 8% ABV Brother Thelonious
59. Poutine -Canada, Spring Break too many years ago to count
60. Carob chips – yesterday
61. S’mores – too many to count on camp outs
62. Sweetbreads-
N’Orleans, the first time.
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian –  yummy frutta! India, Thailand.
66. Frogs’ legs

67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake – yes all – bring on the fried dough
68. Haggis – not as bad as the description but yeah…enough of that. Ireland.
69. Fried plantain – Jamaica – ate my body weight in them daily

70. Chitterlings, or andouillette – grew up in the south
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini

73. Louche absinthe-
74. Gjetost, or brunost – so gross. I just had this resently in NC of all places but it was shipped in from NY and god knows where before that.

75. Roadkill – may it never happen
76. Baijiu (but of course. I can’t remember what happened after 🙂 Seriously, this will f your world way beyond #73
77. Hostess Fruit Pie – sad but true
78. Snail – 
– i have had these only in france, just because huh
79. Lapsang souchong (a nice option in China to green tea)
80. Bellini – yes, but too sweet
81. Tom yum – one of my favorites

82. Eggs Benedict – so many great restaurants for this.
83. Pocky
– Great tip from deglazed about the dark chocolate ones…thanks!

84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef – yes please
86. Hare – Spain, England, America
87. Goulash – Hungary
88. Flowers
– yes a seriously weak moment in the 80’s.

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam – unfortunately, yes
92. Soft shell crab -one of my all time favs. MMM
93. Rose harissa – (bad story here), Morocco

94. Catfish – oh yeah
95. Mole poblano – great restaurant here in Austin but the best was in Queiretaro Mexico
96. Bagel and lox – our fav Sunday morn ritutal with champagne

97. Lobster Thermidor – ah recently in Portugal
98. Polenta – mine is pretty good but the dishes i have had italy were super.
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee – Jamaica

100. Snake – there is a full blog here to tell. China.

Ok…I am at 89 I think. Me and my foul mouth. It was such a fun exercise because so many wonderful (or not) memories came rushing back with the foods. I made a few comments along the way where it struck me. Thank you for the fun deglazed.

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