100 Things to Eat Before You Die

This is an old list that makes the rounds on Facebook occasionally and I thought it would be more fun to tackle it here on my blog since it’s such great material for scrapbook pages. I’m not super adventurous with my eating so I was pleased to figure out that I currently have tried 37 out of these 100 things. I’m somewhat disappointed that the list includes several drinks with alcohol in them since I don’t drink, and I thought the list was supposed to be about eating. There’s also no way I would eat things like roadkill, horse or snails unless my life depended on it. I did have to Google a few of these things to figure out what they were. lol!

 Bold with an * means I have eaten this food. Italics = I will never eat this food for either reasons of pure ick factor and/or allergies or personal beliefs. Regular font means I haven’t tried it yet but I would like to or be willing to do so. I also included some personal comments on the foods I have tried.
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros – yum!*
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding

7. Cheese fondue – one of my favorite things!*
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush – tasty *
11. Calamari – I’ve tried it and did not like it *
12. Pho – I like the noodles, some of the meat additions are not my favorite*
13. PB&J sandwich – a classic!*

14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart - nothing special but I guess I need to go to Chicago for this to really count *
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream - love this! *
21. Heirloom tomatoes – one of the best things ever! *
22. Fresh wild berries – I had the best berries of my life in Oregon *

23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans – this is my hubby’s favorite food *
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper

27. Dulce de leche – delish! *
28. Oysters – I actually have tried these and I almost threw up. No lie.*
29. Baklava – I ate some in Greece that was delicious. The stuff I’ve had here in the states isn’t nearly as good.*
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas – too spicy for me*
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl – I hate clam chowder!
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut – ok, but doesn't agree with me *
35. Root beer float – love these! *

36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea

38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo – not a favorite for me*
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects

43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala – good, but not great*
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut – these really don’t thrill me*
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear – I’ve had a prickly pear jam so I’m going to count it*
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal – gross*
56. Spaetzle – I had some at a German restaurant at Epcot and it was good.*
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV

59. Poutine
60. Carob chips – not as good as chocolate*
61. S’mores – yes!*

62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin – when I Google this, it says it’s clay. What?
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake – yes, yes, yes, and yes!*
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain – I like bananas better than plantains*
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho – no thanks*
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe

74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie – I secretly love these, but I don’t eat them anymore because they are just not good for me.*
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum

82. Eggs Benedict – not a favorite of mine*
83. Pocky – love these!
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef – I didn’t care for the flavor*
86. Hare
87. Goulash – I guess I haven’t had authentic Hungarian Goulash, but I’ve had plenty of variations *
88. Flowers – nasturshums – I ate them on a salad once. It just felt weird to eat flowers.*
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam - yuck *
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish

95. Mole poblano – I’m not a fan*
96. Bagel and lox – no on the lox, yes on the bagel*
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta – we love Polenta!*
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Feel free to copy and paste this list for your own blog (or scrapbook page) and then fill in your answers. It’s a fun activity that’s sure to spark some conversation!