100 foods to eat before you die. I've had 28 so far
Replies: 31 - Last Post: May 25, 2012 6:31 PM Last Post By: Anonimo
May 13, 2012 6:46 AM
May 13, 2012 11:01 PM
16Very odd list. Since when does a "foodie" dine on Spam and wash it down with the stale dog's piss that is Greek retsina?
Strange days indeed as Jim Morrison was wont to say.
And kangaroo can be very hit or miss. You get an old one that's been grazing on desert shrub and you'll need teeth like a steel trap.
May 14, 2012 1:25 PM
17Very odd list. Since when does a "foodie" dine on Spam and wash it down with the stale dog's piss that is Greek retsina?
I couldn't agree more, DD. I have tried to like Retsina but gave up long ago. I think the last time I had it was with a Greek kebab whilst inebriated - but even then it was hideous.
May 22, 2012 8:46 PM
May 22, 2012 11:48 PM
May 23, 2012 3:45 AM
2050, not counting any whose name meant nothing to me. I scored 100% on the 71-80 page.
Very odd list. Why have both morcilla and boudin noir? If you have one and decide that blood sausage really isn't for you, then don't try the other; you won't like it. (I've had morcilla, black pudding, Blutwurst, and the Polish variety called something like czornina, but not boudin noir.)
Tony, the point is that nobody thinks of kale as exotic. It's like having tomatoes on the list.
Lupacal, I think 5Waldos point is that sea urchin may well belong on such a list but that there is no reason to try Spam if you never have. Although to tell you the truth the only time I had Spam it was because I wanted to see what people were talking about.
May 23, 2012 4:12 AM
May 23, 2012 6:48 AM
22True confessions: I really don't mind spam, as long as it is fried up. We got used to it when living on a remote island where food other than fish and taro was not easy to come by. Chopped up, fried with some onions and scrambled into eggs is ok. And spam sushi was common. I'll take it over sea cucumber any day.
May 23, 2012 7:50 AM
23Such a bizarre list. What's the point of saying lengua and mollejas instead of tongue and sweetbreads? I counted them both, although I've never, as far as I can recall, eaten sweetbads in a place where they were called mollejas. (I have had tacos de lengua under that name).
And "barbacoa" has a huge range of meanings. Probably almost any meat-eater has eaten something that could be described as barbacoa. I wonder if in Houston it's only used to mean barbacoa de cabeza (clow's head) or de chivo (goat) or something.
May 23, 2012 8:14 AM
24It looks like barbacoa does have a specific meaning in Houston, "a whole, slow-cooked cow head." It's slow cooked on a barbecue. By extension, it seems to also sometimes mean other meats cooked in the same style. Usually served as tacos. That newspaper gave high marks to a restaurant that serves this "Barbacoa | lamb marinated in chiles, onion, garlic and avocado leaves, then slow roasted in agave skin and served with chopped onion, fresh cilantro and warm tortillas"
My guess is that lengua & mollejas mean tongue and sweetbreads cooked in some sort of Mexican style, and ,again, often served as tacos.A bit of rummaging seems ot confirm that.
May 23, 2012 8:20 AM
May 23, 2012 8:21 AM
26Here is a good description of barbacoa as used in Mexican cooking
May 23, 2012 8:40 AM
27Did you notice the last line?
So probably all non-vegetarians get to check that one.
I think the only thing I've had that was called barbacoa is barbacoa de chivo. But cochinita pibil, from the Yucatan, is barbacoa under a Spanish-Mayan, not Taino, name (marinated pork wrapped in banana leaves and steamed in a pit).
May 23, 2012 11:16 AM
May 23, 2012 12:20 PM
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