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Additions to the 100 foods list

August 22, 2008 Leave a comment

So, I love food. Yup, it’s no secret, if you call it food and are willing to eat it yourself, I’ll give it a shot at least once. That being said, there are a number of other foods that I think should be added to the list – adventurous and otherwise. I’ve had them all, and recommend that each be enjoyed at least once.

  1. Bulgogi, Korean BBQ
  2. Taiwanese Hot Pot
  3. Iskender Kebap
  4. Pad Kee Mao
  5. Pad Thai
  6. Thai Green Curry
  7. Green Mango Salad
  8. Hum Bao
  9. Chinese Dim Sum – Ha Gao, Shumai, tofu skin rolls, etc.
  10. Smazeny Syr (Czech fried cheese)
  11. Polish Pierogies – both meat and cheese varieties
  12. Latkes with apple sauce and sour cream
  13. Unagi
  14. Amebi
  15. Bangers and Mash
  16. Scotch egg
  17. Vegetable Pastie
  18. Krakelingen (little Dutch waffles)
  19. Weisswurst
  20. Gelato
  21. German beer with prezels
  22. Jicama salad
  23. Halibut fish tacos made with fresh corn tortillas
  24. Fresh squeezed grape juice from grapes other than concord grapes.
  25. Spanikopita
  26. Pecan Pie
  27. Risotto
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100 foods that you should eat

August 21, 2008 1 comment

Found this list of items on another Portlander’s blog.

Items in bold are things that I’ve eaten. I’m up to 75/100. Of course, it’s a bit embarrassing that I don’t remember ever having a hot dog from a street vendor.

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. Peanut butter and jelly 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 (mango lassi and sweet lassi)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar

37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo

40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (not intentionally though)
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
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

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Coeur d’Alene vacation

August 18, 2008 Leave a comment

Lillian and I went to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with Casey, Jin, Eric and Emily this past weekend to visit Casey’s father, Jon, and stepmother, Nan. It was a great trip. Jon and Nan are always so welcoming, and have such a beautiful home and loads of fun things to do.

We rode on a horse buggy, spent a ton of time floating in the lake, and did a little kayaking. All in all a super weekend!

I’ve put up a few short videos of our weekend.

Horses, horses, horses. Stormy and Dan were fun to play with the entire weekend. Here are a few from the back of the carriage.

Here’s one where Emily is giving Stormy a hug:

We spent a ton of time in Jon’s 1970s vintage motor boat. There were a few, shall we say “glitches”, but all in all, the boat treated us very well.

Here’s a short view of the channel.

Eric and Emily riding up on the bow as we go off into the sunset.

And finally, Casey drving the boat while Jon “directs.”

Of course, I’ll be putting a ton of pictures up on my Flickr photostream. So much fun.

Thanks again, Jon and Nan!

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