100 Foods to Try Before You Die

Saw this list going around the interwebs a while ago.  Thought it’d be fun to compare Adam and my answers.  I have so many memories associated with certain foods.  Going through this list definitely makes me think of one thing or another.

100 Foods to Try Before You Die
(FYI, I’m listed first, Adam is listed second)

  1. Abalone – No, No
  2. Absinthe – No, No
  3. Alligator – Yes, Yes
    • The only time I’ve ever had Alligator was at the Beachcomber in St. Augustine!  Can’t wait to go back there soon. Maybe this weekend..hmmmm
  4. Baba Ghanoush – Yes, Yes
  5. Bagel and lox – No, Yes
  6. Baklava – Yes, Yes
  7. Barbecue ribs – Yes, Yes
  8. Bellini – No, No
    • Is this the same thing as a mimosa? If so, our answers are obiv. Yes.
  9. Bird’s Nest Soup – No, No
  10. Biscuits and gravy – YES, Yes
  11. Black Pudding (made from cooked blood) – No, No
    • I wish I had a picture of Adam’s face when I read this one to him.
  12. Black Truffle – No, Yes
  13. Borscht (Ukrainian soup made from beetroot) – No, No
  14. Calamari – Yes, Yes
    • Mmmm… Nippers Calamari..drool..
  15. Carp – No, No
  16. Caviar – Yes, Yes
  17. Cheese fondue – No, Yes
    • Unless queso counts?  I still haven’t been to Melting Pot, though I’ve always wanted to!
  18. Chicken and waffles – No, No
  19. Chicken Tikka Masala – No, No
  20. Chile Relleno – No, Yes
  21. Chitterlings/Chitlins – No, No
  22. Churros – Yes, Yes
  23. Clam Chowder – Yes, Yes
  24. Cognac – No, Yes
  25. Crabcake – Yes, Yes
  26. Crickets – Yes, No
    • Every year Purdue University hosts what’s called the Bug Bowl. They sell chocolate covered insects.
  27. Currywurst – No, No
  28. Dandelion wine – No, No
  29. Dulce de leche – No, Yes
  30. Durian (southeast Asian fruit notorious for its ordor) – no, No
  31. Eel – Yes, Yes
  32. Eggs benedict – No, Yes
    • Next brunch, this is getting crossed off!
  33. Fish Tacos – Yes, Yes
  34. Foie Gras – No, No
  35. Fresh Spring Rolls – Yes, Yes
  36. Fried Catfish – No, Yes
  37. Fried Green Tomatoes – Yes, Yes
  38. Fried Plaintain – Yes, Yes
  39. Frito Pie – Yes, Yes
    • Mmmm Engine 15 has the best Frito Pie ever! (Mostly because it’s the only one I’ve ever tried)
  40. Frog’s Legs – No, Yes
  41. Fugu (pufferfish) – No, No
  42. Funnel Cake – Yes, Yes
    • Six Flags Great America staple!
  43. Gazpacho – Yes, Yes
    • Just had some last week at Intuition Ale’s Slow Food night!
  44. Goat – No, No
  45. Goat’s milk – No, Yes
  46. Goulash – Yes, Yes
    • My mom makes an amazing Hungarian Goulash! I used to drive her crazy picking out all the meat and pushing it aside. Good stuff (without the meat)
  47. Gumbo – Yes, Yes
  48. Haggis – No, No
  49. Head Cheese – No, No
  50. Heirloom Tomatoes – No, No
  51. Honeycomb – No, Yes
  52. Hostess Fruit Pie (really?) – Yes, Yes
  53. Huevos Rancheros – No, Yes
  54. Jerk Chicken – Yes, Yes
    • The best Jerk Chicken I’ve ever had was at my friend, Jill’s condo in California!
  55. Kangaroo – No, No
  56. Key Lime Pie – Yes, Yes
  57. Kobe Beef – No, Yes
  58. Lassi (Indian yogurt drink) – No, No
  59. Lobster – Yes, Yes
  60. Mimosa – Yes, Yes
    • Yes, please!
  61. MoonPie – Yes, Yes
  62. Morel Mushrooms – NO, No
  63. Nettle Tea – No, No
  64. Octopus – No, Yes
  65. Oxtail Soup – No, No
  66. Paella – No, Yes
  67. Paneer (a cheese) – No, No
  68. Pastrami on Rye – Yes, Yes
  69. Pavlova (meringue cake) – No, No
  70. Phaal (curry dish) – No, No
  71. Philly Cheesesteak – No, Yes
  72. Pho – No, Yes
  73. Pineapple and cottage cheese – Yes, Yes
  74. Pistachio Ice Cream – Yes, Yes
  75. Po’ boy – Yes, Yes
  76. Pocky – No, No
  77. Polenta – No, Yes
  78. Prickly Pear – No, No
  79. Rabbit Stew – No, No
  80. Raw Oysters – Yes, Yes
    • The only time I’ve eer had raw oysters was in Yale, Colorado on a weekend ski trip with my brother.
  81. Root Beer Float – Yes, yes
    • My dad used to make these for us all the time as kids!
  82. S’mores – Yes, Yes
    • A camping trip must-have. One time we made s’mores while camping but held it over the fire a bit tooooo long. The marshmallow ended up slowly sliding off the stick. At one point it looked like a nut-sack. We died laughing.
  83. Sauerkraut – Yes, Yes
  84. Sea Urchin – No, No
  85. Shark – No, Yes
  86. Snail – No, Yes
  87. Snake – No, No
  88. Soft Shell Crab – Yes, Yes
  89. Som Tam (spicy salad made from shredded unripened papaya) – No, No
  90. Spaetzle (German dumpling or noodle) – Yes, Yes
    • Yes, I’m 100% German. I’ve had this at some point in my life!
  91. Spam – Yes, yes
    • My dad would serve this on nights when my Mom was out of time, which was rare, or corn beef hash. I preferred SPAM.
  92. Squirrel – No, No
  93. Steak Tartare – No, No
  94. Sweet Potato Fries – Yes, Yes
  95. Sweetbreads – No, No
  96. Tom Yum – No, No
  97. Umeboshi (pickled ume fruits common in Japan, similar to a plum) – No, No
  98. Venison – Yes, yes
  99. Wasabi Peas – Yes, Yes
  100. Zucchini Flowers – No, No

Stacey 42 < Adam 60

Adam clearly has been more adventurous food-wise than I have been!

What about you? Have you had any of the items listed that we haven’t?  Do you have a crazy memory involving one of these foods?

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