As a kid, I was a pretty picky eater.
Brussels sprouts smelled like farts, coconut made me think of eating hair, and meat took WAY too long to chew. Basically, if it wasn’t battered and fried, covered in ketchup, or had a cartoon character on the outside of the box, I wanted nothing to do with it. Luckily as I grew up, I started giving the foods on my “yuck” list another try and by the time I discovered blog world in 2010, I was pretty open to trying anything.
I’m a curious person by nature. For the most part, I live by the “try everything
once twice” motto and over the last few years, I’ve become quite the adventurous foodie. I’m also a lover of lists…or should I say checking things OFF lists…so when I found this little gem on Facebook one day, and realized I’d only tried about a third of the items, I knew I had some work to do! I’ve been ticking off items steadily for the last year or so but I figured now that I’ve hit the halfway mark, it’s time to share…
Click on the a green item for a link to a post where it’s featured!
100 Foods to Try Before You Die:
Absinthe<- Root beer spiked with absinthe = HEAVEN! Alligator<- Not bad, but a bit chewy! Baba Ghanoush Bagel and lox Baklava<- Not a fan…much too sweet for my tastes! Barbecue ribs
- Bird’s Nest Soup
Biscuits and gravy
- Black Pudding
Black Truffle<- Omg, you haven’t lived till you’ve had truffle!
Caviar<- Basically like eating a spoonful of salt! Ick! Cheese fondue Chicken and waffles Chicken Tikka Masala Chile Relleno
- Crickets <- Unless it’s a matter of life and death, I’m not THAT adventurous!
- Dandelion wine
Dulce de leche
Eel Eggs benedict<-Not sure I’ll EVER understand the fascination with hollandaise. Fish Tacos Foie Gras<- Interesting and glad to check off the list, but not a fan. Fresh Spring Rolls Fried Catfish Fried Green Tomatoes Fried Plaintain Frito Pie<- One of my favorite school cafeteria dishes…served in the bag! 😀 Frog’s Legs<- Seriously tastes like chicken!
- Fugu (pufferfish)
Funnel Cake<-Gag! I can’t even stand the SMELL!
Gumbo<-Homemade is the BEST!
- Head Cheese
Heirloom Tomatoes Honeycomb
- Hostess Fruit Pie <- I’ve never had a Twinkie either…I don’t think I’m missing much!
Huevos Rancheros<- Even better on flatbread pizza! Jerk Chicken Kangaroo<- Jerky. Tasted kinda like scallops. A little weird. Key Lime Pie
- Kobe Beef
Lobster Mimosa<- With my favorite cheese-lovin’ foodie! Moon Pie
- Morel Mushrooms
- Nettle Tea
- Oxtail Soup
Paneer cheese Pastrami on Rye<- Not a fan of pastrami…tastes like vienna sausage.
- Philly Cheesesteak <- I refuse to count this until I’ve had an AUTHENTIC one!
Pho Pineapple and cottage cheese<- Really? This is on here?! Pistachio Ice Cream<-Pistachio HONEY to be exact…I die! Po’ boy
- Prickly Pear
- Rabbit Stew
Raw Oysters<- Actually, the only way I really like oysters! Root Beer Float S’mores <- Didn’t try my first one until I was 23! 😯 Sauerkraut
- Sea Urchin
Snails<- A LOT better than I thought they’d be!
Soft Shell Crab
- Som Tam
Spam<- Practically grew up on the stuff…fried and slathered in ketchup is the best!
Steak Tartare<- Not for me, but I LOVE a good ceviche! Sweet Potato Fries Sweetbreads
- Tom Yum
Venison Wasabi Peas
- Zucchini Flowers
Are you an adventurous foodie?
What items would you try and which ones are deal breakers?