Saturday, August 23, 2008

Following the Herd

You should know the drill by now, this list's been all over the foodie spectrum in almost every form imaginable - Bittersweet's vegan version, the vegetarian one at Feeding Maybelle and the original one written up at Very Good Taste. There's a lot to look at in the world of food - I didn't even know some of these things existed!

Sorry for the crappy formatting, too, Blogger is sucking majorly today!

General rules for all lists:
bold
= have eaten
unhighlighted = haven't eaten
struck out = won't ever eat

Vegetarian 100
Click on the (?) if you need an example. Thanks to Maybelle's Mom for the original list and links!
1. Edamame (?)
2. Cha Soba (
?)
3. Arame
(
?)
4. Earth Balance Buttercream
5. "Homemade" sprouts
6. Green Bamboo Rice (
?)
7. Absinthe
8. Eat at a raw restaurant (
?)
9.
Fresh (real) wasabi
10. Deep fried pickle

11. Fiddleheads (?)
12. Garlic stuffed olives
13. Smen (
?)
14. Goji Berries (?)
15. Shiso or Perilla (
?)
16. Amaranth (?) – I had this as callaloo... didn't know they were the same!
17. Pomegranate molasses
(?)
18. Water convulvulus (Water Spinach) (
?)
19. Pea eggplant, Thai eggplant, green eggplant, Japanese eggplant, Indian eggplant, Sicilian eggplant (
?) – Can't wait to try some recipes I have saved, though!
20. A Zen Buddhist Vegan Meal (
?) – If home-made counts.
21. Kohya Dofu (
?)
22. Wild Asparagus (?) (I've had wild foraged asparagus though)
23. Elderberry (
?)
24. Candlenuts (kemiri) (
?) – Probably won't get a chance... too high in oil for me!
25. Salsify
(
?)
26. Nutritional Yeast (
?)
27. Pandan (?)
28. Roman cauliflower

29. Anything with acorn flour
(?) – Would LOVE to try it though!
30. Poi
(?) – When I go to Hawai'i... ooh yeah!
31. Chaya (tree spinach)
(?)
32. Pitahaya (dragon fruit)
(?)
33. Asafoetida (?) – Reeks, but yum!
34. Fried plantains – SOOO yummy!
35. Basil seeds
(?)
36. Cardoon
(?)
37. Durian
(?)
38. Ground Cherry or cape gooseberry
(?)
39. Fresh waterchestnut
(?)
40. Cashewnut cheese – Oil content again! I'd love to taste it though...
41. Nettles
(?)
42. Fake duck from a can, Tofurky, or any prepared vegetarian product to resemble meat – yup! Almost so much it's scary, actually. Though I do want to try the duck. (
?)
43. Kimchi
(?)
44. Masala Dosa
(?)
45. Lotus Seed
(?)
46. Matcha
(?) – Awesome stuff... go Tea Ceremonies!
47. Loubie Bzeit
(?)
48. Quince
(?) – Only as jam though, but it was GOOD!
49. Blue Potatoes
(?)
50. Injera
(?) – On my to-do list!
51. Nasturtium
(?) – Go gourmet salads!
52. Turkish Delight or Lokum
(?) – Christmas candy list!
53. Spruce tips
(?) – Teaghan had spruce tea once, and promptly got sick. I'm thinking not so high on my list!
54. Breadfruit
(?)
55. Mangosteen
(?) – Only the juice, but if I can get the fruit I'll give it a shot!
56. Swede or Rutabaga (
?) – Not yet, but I have my eye on some oven fries with them!
57. Garlic Scapes
(?) – Sooo good in pasta!
58. Lavash
(?) – Yummy with Baba Ghanoush.
59. Candied Angelica
(?)
60. Rambutan
(?) – Seen it, not eaten it
61. Sambal
(?) – I never buy this when I see it, why not??
62. Bhutanese Red Rice
(?) – I was pretty underwhelmed... it's rice... I like Forbidden Rice though!
63. Candy-cane or Chioggia beets
(?) – Grew these last year and YUM! Sooo much better than the standard ones!
64. Mango – Not often, but it's so good!
65. Ras el Hanout
(?) – Definitely on the "to try" list... but with what?
66. Vegan marshmallow
67. Umeboshi (?) – I'd possibly do it once, just to say I did.
68. Red Currants
(?) – Straight from St. Lawrence Market!
69. Puy or French lentils
(?) – Not often, but yup.
70. Millet – Only in part of a pilaf, though. Too "odd" for me alone.
71. Fresh Bamboo shoot
(?)
72. Jerusalem artichoke
(?)
73. Wild strawberry
(?) – My childhood best friend had these in her garden.
74. Jambool
(?)
75. Po cha or Yak butter Tea
(?)
76. Adzuki beans
(?)
77. Shirataki (?)
78. Manioc, yuca, cassava
(?)
79. Quinoa
(?)
80. Ramps
(?)
81. Chufa
(?)
82. Purslane (
?) – Eh, probably not again though.
83. Curry Leaves (Kadipatta)
(?) – I can't find these anywhere!
84. Sorrel
(?)
85. Sumac
(?) – In something, can't remember what!
86. Vegan cupcake – Made my own, thank you!
87. Montreal bagel
(?) – Best damn bagels ever!
88. Peri-peri (
?)
89. Syllabub

90. Chartreuse
(?)
91. Kamut berries
(?) – Berries, puffed, cake-form and flour!
92. Kalamansi Lime (
?) – Only in Ponzu
93. Aloe
(?) – Thank you Auntie Janice!
94. Morels
(?)
95. Raw "bread" (?)
96. Dandelion wine

97. Rosti
(?)
98. Loomi
(?)
99. Stinky tofu
(?)
100. Something grown by you – All the time!

Vegan 100

Thanks to Bittersweet for the reference links! I've added as I saw fit.
1. Natto (
?)
2. Green Smoothie (
?)
3. Tofu Scramble (
?)
4. Haggis (
?) – Not this particular version though.
5. Mangosteen (
?) – See above
6. Creme brulee (
?) – I didn't even know this existed in the vegan world!
7. Fondue – Chocolate all the way!
8. Marmite/Vegemite (
?1) (?2)
9. Borscht (
?) – Pretty good!
10. Baba ghanoush – I like
this recipe for it, though
11. Nachos – Pre-vegan? Yes, but not vegan.
12. Authentic soba noodles – Yup! Yum!
13. PB&J sandwich – I think this is a given for most people
14. Aloo gobi (
?) – Way too good to be a vegetable!
15. Taco from a street cart (
?) – We don't have these suckers here
16. Boba Tea (
?) – The bubbles aren't my thing
17. Black truffle – I WISH!
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes – Strawberries, yumyumyum!
19. Gyoza (
?) – Good in a pinch
20. Vanilla ice cream – Not the vegan version, and probably never... too high in fat!
21. Heirloom tomatoes – Growing them, loving them!
22. Fresh wild berries – Every summer at Beausoleil!
23. Ceviche (
?) – This recipe looks great though!
24. Rice and beans – Oh yeah!
25. Knish (
?)
26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper – Hahaha, never again! My mouth is still scorching from years ago!
27. Dulce de leche (
?) – It looks so good!
28. Caviar (
?) – Once I get my hands on it!
29. Baklava – Damn straight!
30. Pate (
?) – No thanks...
31. Wasabi peas
32. Chowder in a sourdough bowl – Not a vegan version, yet! I'm looking at
this one though.
33. Mango lassi (
?) – Not likely, but who knows!
34. Sauerkraut – Once, it's not too bad!
35. Root beer float – Not a vegan one
36. Mulled cider (
?) – Yum!
37. Scones with buttery spread and jam
38. Vodka jelly (
?) – Don't do the alchy!
39. Gumbo
40. Fast food French fries – Oh, yeah!
41. Raw Brownies (
?) – I like my sweets baked, and can't do the nuts.
42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans (
?) – If I ever see 'em, I will!
43. Dahl (
?) – Yummy, especially at a little place I can no longer remember the name of downtown !
44. Homemade Soymilk (
?) – I'm too lazy to make it myself!
45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more – Again, don't drink, so nope.
46. Stroopwafle (
?) – Topped with ice cream and caramel!
47. Samosas (
?) – One of my old MLCP teachers made the BEST!
48. Vegetable Sushi – One of my standards when we go out!
49. Glazed doughnut – I worked at Tim's, people!
50. Seaweed – I love sushi!
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi – See above
53. Tofurkey (
?) – Sure, why not?
54. Sheese (
?) – I can't get this here, and I think it's too high in fat for me.
55. Cotton candy – Every summer!
56. Gnocchi – Yup, nothin' special
57. PiƱa colada – And EWWW!
58. Birch beer (
?) – Not really a "yum" factor with me.
59. Scrapple (
?) – No thanks.
60. Carob chips
61. S'mores – Not veg ones, though
62. Soy curls (
?) – Generic counts, right?
63. Chickpea cutlets (
?) – Might give 'em a go, though
64. Curry – Love it!
65. Durian – See above
66. Homemade Sausages (
?) – I have a different recipe though I haven't made it yet.
67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake – Oh yeah, Wonderland staples!
68. Smoked tofu – Not yet
69. Fried plantain – Sprinkled with sugar and nutmeg!
70. Mochi (
?)
71. Gazpacho – Made it too... ick
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies – Oh yeah!
73. Absinthe
74. Corn on the cob
75. Whipped cream, straight from the can (
?) – Used to be able to find it, can't now!
76. Pomegranate
77. Fauxstess Cupcake (
?)
78. Mashed potatoes with gravy – Not veg gravy yet.
79. Jerky (
?) – Only saw it in the States
80. Croissants (
?) – Too high in oil... sigh
81. French onion soup – Not my cuppa soup, though.
82. Savory crepes – Once, don't think they were vegan though.
83. Tings (
?) – Nope.
84. A meal at Candle 79 (
?) – That'd be pretty sweet...
85. Moussaka (
?) – Not a veg version.
86. Sprouted grains or seeds
87. Macaroni and "cheese" – Have a
recipe though.
88. Flowers
89. Matzoh ball soup
90. White chocolate (
?)
91. Seitan – I will make it!
92. Kimchi (
?) – Ew, though.
93. Butterscotch chips (
?) – Totally didn't know they made vegan ones!
94. Yellow watermelon
95.
Chili with chocolate
96. Bagel and Tofutti (
?)
97. Potato milk
98. Polenta
99.
Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Raw cookie dough

Omnivore's 100
The one that started it all! Thanks to Andrew for most of the reference links – I've added to them as needed.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros (
?)
4. Steak tartare (
?)
5. Crocodile
6.
Black pudding
7.
Cheese fondue
8.
Carp
9. Borscht – See above

10. Baba ghanoush – See above
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 – Not so crazy about it.
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 (
?) – I so would...
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 – Want to!
51. Prickly pear (
?)
52. Umeboshi – See above
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
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 – Road trip!
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

So, yeah, I think I'm done now! There's a ton of stuff I haven't tried! What's on your list?

5 comments :

maybelle's mom said...

hey, you did a great job on all three lists. I didn't know about bittersweet vegan's. I will go over and look now.

Laurie Constantino said...

You should really try the Spruce Tip Shortbread Cookies - I've never met anyone who didn't like it or who was bothered by it in any way. But you'll have to wait until next spring for the soft, bright green fresh growth, which is the edible part.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Oh my gosh, Sarah, thank you so so much for the award! And I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog, because it enabled me to discover yours. I am adding you to my blogroll right now!

jennconspiracy said...

I'll have to give the vegetarian list a try --

My version of Hannah's list is up but I take exception to the addition of highly processed and packaged foods like soy whipped cream and fake meats, so I've made a "crunchy vegan 100" version of the list, reinstating some items from the original -- like rose harissa, ZOMG! the yum!

Jay said...

You should give some of the crossed-out items a try sometime.

Homemade soymilk is fantastic; a Chinese restaurant I used to frequent made their own, and it was a hundred times better than Edensoy.

Natto is just one of those things you should try once so you'll know what it's like.

Vegemite's fantastic, honestly. Yes, it looks vile, but either on toast or as a cooking ingredient, it's intensely savory, rich stuff.