Monday, September 8, 2008

Your Monday Memerey

Courtesy of Mike, Rickey has opted to engage in a fairly simple little exercise in food. As a rule, we relish any/all opportunities to discuss culinary items as well as flaunt our well roundedness (think of Rickey as your own personal Tony Bourdain, but even more full of himself). For those wayward individuals looking to partake in the meme, the rules follow below:

1. Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
2. Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
3. Put asterisks after what you must try before you die.
4. Put a question mark (?) next to the ones you had to look up because you had absolutely no idea what they were.

1. Venison

2. Nettle tea (is that like the nettle cozy that James Cromwell used in that episode of Six Feet Under?)
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare (Rickey digs raw stuff--Rickey actually made this himself once)
5. Crocodile* (no, but alligator is tasty)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht (best summer soup ever)
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari 12. Pho

13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (Rickey once watched a friend drink a cup of grey hot dog water from a street vendor's cart on a dare)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle*
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns*
20. ,Pistachio ice cream
(absolutely disgusting. Pistachios have no place in ice cream)
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras (inhummane? Yes, but tasty nonetheless)
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese (fuck and no. Rickey draws the line at head parts. Maybe if they came up with a better name for it Rickey would consider it...)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (what the hell is this, a drink or a vegetable?)
27. Dulce de leche*
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda (huh? As in: "Rickey graduated bagna cauda?")
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi (the dog?)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float

36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
(er, no thanks)
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects* (We're venturing into Andrew Zimmerman's territory, but yes, Rickey will try it one day)
43. Phaal (?)
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu* (even though it almost killed Homer Simpson, Rickey's willing to try 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
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (?)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (?)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (?)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake* (Sorry, Rickey hasn't been to many street fairs)
68. Haggis*
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost (?)
75. Roadkill (no way, no how, no raccoon)
76. Baijiu (?)
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail (quite tasty)
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum (?)
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky (fuck is that? those pocky sticks?)
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant* (sure, assuming one actually lets Rickey in)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers (dandelions are tasty!)
89. Horse (nuh-uh. What is this, the Great Depression? Who out there is eating horse?)
90. Criollo chocolate*
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish (mmmm breaded pan fried catfish...)
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
(pretty much every Sunday morning foe the first eighteen years of his life)
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake (abso-fucking-lutely not. snakes terrify Rickey. Dining on one will not alleviate Rickey's crippling fear of them)

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leigh said...

i ate me the shit out of some foie gras while i was paris. those french sure know how to stuff a goose.

maybe i can help... said...

Best meme yet!

George said...

You don't know what you're missing with oxtail. Like marrow but meatier.

Ed the Gent said...

Damn, this list be some daunting shite.
But yeah, I've dined on a lot of those items.
But enough about food. Delgado is good enough to make me forget about Wagner's absence for the remainder of the season.

Anonymous said...

your own personal Tony Bourdain, but even more full of himself

I know what these words mean, but the sentence is impossible...

Haley said...

Dulce de leche... the words alone make me want to rip my clothes off and run through the streets... there is no doubt I have the Cuban blood in me.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

god DAMN that's a long-ass list!

The Hypocritical One said...


The closest thing I've had to baklava in the last 5 years was watching how they make it on Discovery channel. Idaho is not the tits.

muskrat said...

i lack the sophistication for most of this shit. where's roadkill?

possum anyone?

Meg said...

I ate a whole insect in Japan. Does it matter if it was chocolate covered?

Spouse ate horse and also baby sparrows while there. Me, I just filled up on Kirin that night out.

Diesel said...

The only one I've had is #8. Wait, that says "carp". Nevermind.

Rickey Henderson said...

Roadkill's on there Muskie.

Mike said...

Dulce de leche... the words alone make me want to rip my clothes off and run through the streets

Haley gets the +1 for the Guys & Dolls reference.

(That's what I think of when I hear that too.)