Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Food Charts

I've noticed an uptick in the number of food charts lately. Especially things like cupcakes and chocolates. Interesting kind of trend. When I first seriously started cross stitching more than 20 years ago, you could find watermelons every where. Maybe an occasional fruit or veggie series. The only "food" chart I've stitched was the chocolate covered cherries by Casey Buonaugurio card for my mother. Don't get me wrong - I think the cupcakes and stuff are quite cute. But I can't imagine doing them.

Now onto the food survey:

Instructions:

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 linking to your results.

The Omnivore's Hundred

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari

12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart

16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese

26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper - I'm not stupid
27. Dulce de leche - yum!
28. Oysters - raw, fried, stewed
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl

33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar -
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O - do you mean Jello shots?
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail

41. Curried goat - not that I know of, but may have
42. Whole insects - no desire
43. Phaal - vindaloo is enough for me, thank you very much
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more - Tried it, but I don't like scotch - tastes like it's been filtered through an ashtray to me

46. Fugu - never been to Japan, so no
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear

52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal - years and years ago
56. Spaetzle - I even have a spaetzle maker
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV-
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin - not intentionally, but I assume as an additive, I have
64. Currywurst

65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake

68. Haggis - will try it when I get to Scotland
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette-
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini

73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost-
75. Roadkill - why???
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict

83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam-
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa-
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor - waste of a good lobster
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee

100. Snake

2 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

It's the New Englanders who know Lobster Thermidor is the stupidest use of lobster EVAH!tr

Kathryn said...

I have some charts from the '80s from New Orleans that feature red beans and rice and Dixie Beer. Another is gumbo and peppers. But you are right, most of the older charts feature fruits or herbs.