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Cricket. The confused choice. - Food blog + meme
September 5th, 2008
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Food blog + meme
I've found a link to this great food blog, Tigers & Strawberries.

The latest post has a 100-things-a-vegetarian-must-eat-before-they-die meme (see below) - and after reading it I realised how fortunate I as a carnigan am since it means I can eat both the 100-before-you-die vegetarian dishes and the 100-before-you-die meat dishes!


Pretty cool, I've had most, enjoy most, and those I didn't like aren't things I dislike, I just think they're boring compared to other things one could eat instead. And the things I haven't tried and know what it is are on my list of things I'd love to try :)

Instuctions from Tigers & Strawberries:
If you want to play along, here’s how you do it: copy the list, including these instructions, and bold any items you have eaten and strike out any you would never eat, and then post it to your blog.

If you want, you can leave a comment here [original Tigers & Strawberries post], linking to your results, or you can link back to that post so she can try and keep tabs on what folks have eaten and not eaten. Finally, if you think something else should be on the list–feel free to add that to your post, and add any comments you like to your own posting of the list. Tigers & Strawberries is just as curious to see what people have to say about food as whether or not they have eaten them.

k. has modified the rules a tad:
stuff I've had and love
stuff I'd never eat
stuff I've eaten and prefer not to
my comment

The Vegetarian Hundred

1. Real macaroni and cheese, made from scratch and baked - too bloody bland
2. Tabouleh
3. Freshly baked bread, straight from the oven (preferably with homemade strawberry jam) - what? ruin perfectly good bread with strawberry jam? when there's melting butter and cheese? wtf?
4. Fresh figs - not too fussed, but is ok. I prefer figs in cognac with whipped cream, mmm
5. Fresh pomegranate
6. Indian dal of any sort - Bring on the Tarka dal!
7. Imam bayildi
8. Pressed spiced Chinese tofu
9. Freshly made hummus - on that fresh bread above...
10. Tahini
11. Kimchi - Kimchi! Bring on the Kimchi. More Kimchi. kim-cheeee.
12. Miso
13. Falafel
14. Potato and pea filled samosas

15. Homemade yogurt - though there's a fantastic close approximation in the unpasteurised farm made yoghurt at Neal's Yard Dairy
16. Muhammara - eh?
17. Brie en croute
18. Spanikopita - eh?
19. Fresh, vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes
20. Insalata caprese
21. Stir-fried greens (gai lan, bok choi, pea shoots, kale, chard or collards) yeah well, 'sallright.
22. Freshly made salsa
23. Freshly made guacamole
24. Creme brulee
25. Fava beans
26. Chinese cold sesame peanut noodles

27. Fattoush - eh?
28. New potatoes
29. Coleslaw</b> - prefer not to
30. Ratatouille
31. Baba ganoush
32. Winter squash
33. Roasted beets ones I had were rubbish, though, bitter and horrible.
34. Baked sweet potatoes
35. Plantains
36. Chocolate truffles
37. Garlic mashed potatoes - why garlic? what's wrong with proper, ordinary mash with plenty milk and butter and a hint of nutmeg...
38. Fresh water chestnuts
39. Steel cut oats
40. Quinoa
41. Grilled portabello mushrooms
42. Chipotle en adobo
43. Stone ground whole grain cornmeal
44. Freshly made corn or wheat tortillas
45. Frittata
46. Basil pesto
47. Roasted garlic
48. Raita of any type
- bland
49. Mango lassi
50. Jasmine rice (white or brown)
51. Thai vegetarian coconut milk curry
52. Pumpkin in any form other than pie
53. Fresh apple pear or plum gallette
54. Quince in any form
55. Escarole, endive or arugula
56. Sprouts other than mung bean
57. Naturally brewed soy sauce

58. Dried shiitake mushrooms
59. Unusually colored vegetables (purple cauliflower, blue potatoes, chocolate bell peppers…)
60. Fresh peach ice cream
61. Chevre
62. Medjool dates

63. Kheer - eh?
64. Flourless chocolate cake - bit too heavy and chocolaty for me - I'm more of a lemon cake girl. But sure, it's good.
65. Grilled corn on the cob
66. Black bean (or any other bean) vegetarian chili

67. Tempeh - eh?
68. Seitan or wheat gluten - eh?
69. Gorgonzola or any other blue veined cheese
70. Sweet potato fries
71. Homemade au gratin potatoes
72. Cream of asparagus soup

73. Artichoke-Parmesan dip - sounds fantastic!
74. Mushroom risotto
75. Fermented black beans
76. Garlic scapes
77. Fresh new baby peas
78. Kalamata olives
79. Preserved lemons
80. Fried green tomatoes
81. Chinese scallion pancakes
82. Cheese souffle
83. Fried apples
84. Homemade frijoles refritos
85. Pasta fagiole
86. Macadamia nuts in any form

87. Paw paw in any form
88. Grilled cheese sandwich of any kind
89. Paneer cheese
- but why? it's just a chewy substitute for meat. Now, had it read grilled halloumi!
90. Ma Po Tofu (vegetarian style–no pork!)
91. Fresh pasta in any form
92. Grilled leeks, scallions or ramps

93. Green papaya salad
94. Baked grain and vegetable stuffed tomatoes
95. Pickled ginger

96. Methi greens
97. Aloo paratha
98. Kedgeree (the original Indian version without the smoked fish, not the British version with fish)
99. Okra
100. Roasted brussels sprouts

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