Friday, July 17, 2009

Something different...

(Scottish Haggis - not likely to be cooked in my kitchen...ever!)

Linda at RemoteTreeChanger has a fun food fact activity to do. I will list 100 foods and type in bold type the ones I have tried. Here goes:

1. Natto (never heard of it) - fermented soy beans (Japan)

2. Green smoothies

3. Tofu

4. Haggis

5. Langoustine (lobster)

6. Creme Brulee

7. Fondue

8. Marmite/Vegemite

9. Borscht

10. Baba Ghanoush - Eggplant/spice dish - Arabic

11. Nachos

12. Authentic Soba Noodles - buckwheat flour noodles (Japan)

13. Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

14. Aloo gobi - vegetarian dish of potatoes/cauliflower - (India)

15. Taco from street cart

16. Boba Tea (aka bubble tea) - tapioca (Taiwan)

17. Black truffle - Fungus Tuber Melanosporum (France)

18. Fruit wine (Elderberry etc)

19. Gyoza - dumplings (China/Japan)

20. Vanilla Icecream

21. Heirloom tomatoes

22. Fresh wild strawberries - tell me where to get them!

23. Ceviche - citrus marinated seafood dish (Latin America)

24. Rice and beans

25. Knish - dumpling covered with dough shell (Jewish/Yiddish snack food)

26. Raw scotch bonnett pepper

27. Dulce de leche - Caramel milk/candy (pronounced dool-say deh lay-chay) - (Argentina)

28. Caviar

29. Baklava

30. Pate

31. Wasabi peas

32. Chowder in sourdough bowl

33. Mango lassi - mango, yoghurt, sugar, ice drink (India)

34. Saurkraut

35. Root beer float

36. Mulled cider

37. Scones with buttery spread and jam

38. Vodka jelly

39. Gumbo - stew or soup from Louisiana, US

40. Fast food french fries

41. Lasagna

42. Fresh Garbanzo beans

43. Dahl - in Delhi, India

44. Caviar (oops again)

45. Wine from bottle worth $120 or more

46. Stroop Waffle - pressed waffle sandwich with caramel filling (Holland)

47. Samosas

48. Sushi - Tokyo, Japan

49. Glazed donut

50. Seaweed/wakame

51. Prickly pear

52. Umeboshi - pickled plum (Japan)

53. Crepes

54. Squid or Octopus

55. Cotton candy (fairy floss)

56. Gnocchi

57. Pina colada

58. Birch Beer

59. Scrapple and Spam - pork mush (Pennsylvania Dutch)

60. Carob chips

61. S'mores - made our own OMG!

62. Lo Mein - noodle dish (China)

63. Bangers & Mash

64. Curry - India

65. Sea Urchin

66. Homemade sausages

67. Churros, elephants ears or funnell cakes - deep fried batter then dipped in chocolate/syrup (Spain)

68. Adzuki beans - (Japan)

69. Fried plantain - banana like, need cooking (Southern US/Central America/Colombia)

70. Mochi - glutenous rice cake (Japan)

71. Gazpacho - tomato based cold soup (Spain)

72. Warm chocolate chip cookies - excuse me, who hasn't???

73. Absinthe - highly alcoholic beverage (45-75% Alc)

74. Corn on the cob

75. Whipped cream, straight from the can - not me but Brianna did last night!

76. Pomegranate

77. Potato Knishes - see 25

78. Mashed potato with gravy

79. Jerky

80. Croissants

81. French onion soup

82. Something made with squid ink - linguini

83. Tings (another name for ting-a-lings) - choc coated fried noodles with peanut butter/butterscotch chips

84. Frogs Legs - France

85. Moussaka

86. Sprouted grains or seeds

87. Macaroni and Cheese

88. Flowers - nasturtiums, lavender

89. Matzoh ball soup

90. White chocolate

91. Seitan - gluten wheat meat

92. Kimchi - pickled vegetable dish (Korea)

93. Butterscotch chips

94. Yellow watermelon - where can you get it?

95. Chili with chocolate

96. Bagel and Tofutti - soy based icecream substitute

97. Wild Game such as Ostrich, Venison, Elk

98. Polenta - blech!

99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee

100. Raw cookie dough

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An interesting excercise - now I am going to google some of the names to see what they are.

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Cheers - Joolz





3 comments:

  1. Thanks Joolz I have a better understanding of the foods now. Such a great post.

    I love wasabi peas, wish they weren't so hard though.

    You reminded me of reading about bubble tea, so I guess yes, I have eaten tapioca if that counts. Maybe I need to check it out again.

    It was interesting reading your eaten foods.

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  2. Thank you for the picture of haggis. It has strengthened my resolve to never try it!! C

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  3. Gee. Friday night. It's raining. I'll run through some bookmarked blogs. Gee. Haggis. Gee. Thanks.

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