Thursday, August 28, 2008

From Very Good Taste

The blog » The Omnivore’s Hundred:

Omnivore’s Hundred:

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.

OK, here's mine...

1. Venison

2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
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
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
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
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 (I’m so ashamed!)
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
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
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
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Monday, August 11, 2008

High Crimes -

Mt. Everest in an Age of Greed

I’ve been reading ‘High Crimes’ and found it to be fascinating. And a terrible commentary on human behavior. I only have a few pages left to read, but I wish there were more.

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Ursula, Under, by Ingrid Hill

It's a great book and the author is incredible. Twelve children, including two sets of twins! How does she find time to write? She tells you how in this interview.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

For shame!

Speaking of ugly… as I was on another blog; we saw the movie The Wicker Man last night. When, during the opening credits, I saw that more than four production companies had a hand in this movie, I should have known right then that the movie was a stinker. In fact, this has to be one of the worst movies ever made. What were they thinking? OMG! All that money…gone, wasted on 106 minutes of painful acting!

Acting? It was obvious within a few minutes that the actors were there to collect a paycheck and nothing else. Nicolas Cage; someone I used to enjoy watching as he worked, was dreadful! And if you saw the movie, did you wonder, as I did…would he ever stop putting on that darned coat and tie? At the end of each action scene, our hero would collect his coat and tie and put them back on. No matter what happened, no matter where he was, he was always perfectly dressed. Well, maybe not at the end, but I would have loved to see that coat go up in flames with him!

Imagine That!

I haven’t posted here in awhile, but after making dinner last night, I thought I would share a recipe. A Trader Joe recipe and a variation on one I made a long time ago. Very simple; a carton of TJ’s Carrot Ginger Soup and 8 of TJ’s Chicken Gyoza pot stickers. Heat and eat. The Trader used to have a Sweet and Sour soup that was great with the pot stickers but they don’t carry it anymore. I need to spend some time in the ethnic foods sections of otyher stores and I might find something else interesting to accompany pot stickers. Let your imagination be your guide.