darcydodo: (willow - what's cooking? (thanks to laur)
Silence broken by a meme, of course... I'm delighted to note that I've eaten almost all of these.

The blog Very Good Taste has come up with a list of 100 items that every omnivore should try in his or her life.

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.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea [but I've had nettle beer and nettle soup...]
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp [there may have been carp in some gefilte fish I had once]
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 [because I'm not insane]
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
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 [I'm fine with the cognac, but not the cigar; someone else can have the cigar]
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects [not sure, I'd have to think about it]
43. Phaal [I may have ordered this once; I remember getting something that was listed as hotter than vindaloo]
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu [not sure, I'd have to think about it]
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini [I don't actually like gin, but I do like Hendricks, so I could be persuaded]
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin [is this something other than white clay? I won't eat plain dirt.]
64. Currywurst
65. Durian [never again... never again]
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake [all of the above, I think!]
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette [clearly I should rectify this next time I'm in Texas]
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill [depends on how flattened and how long it's been lying there and what sort of animal it is; I'd be fine with eating this sort of venison, for example]
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 [I've had roses, and I've had harissa, but I haven't had rose harissa...]
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor [I may have... but I don't think so]
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake
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Today was strange, fun, tiring, and many other things. It started out with me helping a French girl named Sandrine correct her paper on (in English) and translation of (into French) a novel by Linda Hogan entitled Power. I'd agreed to do this a few days ago, and I was getting paid for it (I figured 20 euros/hr was approximately equivalent to $25/hr, which is the going rate for grad. student tutoring at home). Besides, it means that I now know of a book I'd quite like to read at some point. But it also meant having to get up at 7:30, which didn't allow me to start catching up at all on my sleep (in fact, it helped deprive me of more of it).

Class was a mixture of stupidly hot and wearying room (our usual room, which we were back in today), much nicer (read: colder) room that we moved into after the break, and a large coffee during said break. There are also two new girls in our class, from Finland. (Have I actually listed the nationalities that have cropped up in the class? I don't think so. Here they are, and apologies if it's actually a repetition. ))

After class, I headed over to the Louvre again, since Monday's the other day of the week it's open late. My second trip to the Louvre )

Oh, and apparently today was Bloom's Day, which I really ought to have known. I'm not entirely sure if there's a suitable way to celebrate the holiday, though, anyway.

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