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50 foods one might have eaten

November 2nd, 2005 (09:49 am)
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Gakked from goldsquare:

  • Fresh fish
  • Lobster (I married a Mainer, after all)
  • Steak
  • Thai food
  • Chinese food
  • Ice cream
  • Pizza
  • Crab
  • Curry
  • Prawns
  • Moreton Bay Bugs—I've been to Australia, but I never heard of these.  I don't think I ever ate in an Australian-cuisine restaurant above the level of a mall food court, actually. I have eaten crawdads, though; maybe that should count, the way goldsquare counted reindeer because he'd eaten moose.
  • Clam chowder
  • Barbecues
  • Pancakes
  • Pasta
  • Mussels
  • Cheesecake
  • Lamb
  • Cream tea
  • Alligator (in sausage at Fire and Ice)
  • Oysters
  • Kangaroo (again, it never occurred to me while I was there)
  • Chocolate
  • Sandwiches
  • Greek food
  • Burgers
  • Mexican food
  • Squid
  • American diner breakfast
  • Salmon
  • Venison
  • Guinea pig
  • Shark (I'm pretty sure I've eaten "faux scallops", which are actually shark meat) (see below)
  • Sushi
  • Paella
  • Barramundi
  • Reindeer (in Oslo for IETF)
  • Kebab
  • Scallops
  • Australian meat pie (I had heard of this one, in The Last Continent, but nothing complimentary; so, when I saw the guy selling them on the street late at night, I hurried past)
  • Mango
  • Durian fruit
  • Octopus
  • Ribs
  • Roast beef
  • Tapas
  • Jerk chicken/pork
  • Haggis
  • Caviar
  • Cornish Pasty (at Pennsic)

Comments

Posted by: goldsquare (goldsquare)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)

I conflated reindeer and moose because it was a common substitution when people adapted old-world cuisine to new.

I think (but not having had them, can't be sure) that Bay Bugs are more like lobster than crawdads/mud bugs. Having had several varieties of lobster, I was tempted to credit them - but they have a separate category for lobster, so clearly this was the list-creator's attempt to promote esoterica. :-)

I'd be willing to conflate crawdads and langostinos, or other similars. In the end, meat in a shell is meat in a shell. :-)

I doubt that the faux scallops are shark meat, as shark is very much more like swordfish and other steak fish, and scallops are not. I gather it's more common to make fake scallops by carving up haddock and cod along the grain, and pressing it.

Since shark, the minute it starts to get old, produces a harsh ammonia smell and flavor, I wouldn't expect it to pass as scallop substitute.

Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC)
YUM

I suspect that "fresh fish" is supposed to be fresh enough to have the head still on, or something.

And they didn't list crickets!

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
Still...

I'm pretty sure I've had fish caught that day, though I can't remember when.

And I didn't eat crickets; that was my brothers.

Let's see, odd things I could have listed: sheep's head, pâté (once :-), milkmete (basically a custard, but it was a medieval English recipe I redacted)...oh, and pork rinds (from a vending machine, even—I was 15 and clueless).

Foreign cuisines not on the list: Vietnamese, Armenian, Indian, Ethiopian, Egyptian, German.

Posted by: Ursula Messerschmitt (snobahr)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
Ursula-Altavia

I've et fish that I caught myself, but my parents had to clean/gut (was too young to go knife-wielding).

It was pretty good.

Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
Scallops

http://www.mbayaq.org/cr/SeafoodWatch/web/sfw_factsheet.aspx?gid=18

Can't find anything about pretend scallops, despite what I've been told.

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