By the way, I rediscovered my favourite caesar salad this week. I ate this for dinner last night and what I couldn't finish then became breakfast this morning - if I lived in Canada I reckon I'd be eating this almost daily. The Canadian way of caesar salad is different from elsewhere; it is just lettuce, crispy bacon, croutons, parmesan and dressing. The end. None of this chicken, egg, anchovies, salmon business to distract from the core ingredients! I will almost certainly have to experiment with making my own when I get home; failing that my sister will be requested to bring back bottles of dressing every time she heads home to Canada during a uni break.
Back to the food list - I'm not too disappointed with a score of 64/100 (Mr T scored 72) since as much as I hate to admit it I can be a little fussy with my food (some would say that is an understatement). At least its still a pass in university score terms! There are a couple of things I could eat pretty easily to cross off a few more but they sound like bizarre combinations (think chicken and waffles, or pineapple and cottage cheese) and I'm not sure why they are on the list in the first place - must be either completely awesome or completely awful.
Here is my list (ones I have tried are crossed out, and links include to weirder looking ones where I wanted a "proper" wiki definition) - how many of these foods have you tried?
3. Alligator - where would I get this from? Does crocodile count? From memory it tastes like chicken
9. Bird’s nest soup - after watching Iron Chef which featured Bird's Nest soup, I'm not sure I want to try this despite being (most likely) one of the most expensive foods on earth
10. Biscuits and gravy - no idea why anyone would do this, looks like another US thing
11. Black pudding
13. Borscht (beetroot soup) - I'd happily eat this one. Heck I could even make it.
18. Chicken and waffles - another one where I have no idea why anyone would do this, its a US thing
20. Chilli relleno (stuffed chile) - this looks pretty good, I'd eat this.
21. Chitlins (pig intestines)
28. Dandelion wine
33. Fish tacos
36. Fried catfish
37. Fried green tomatoes
38. Fried plaintain - sure, looks a bit like bananas but not
39. Frito pie (corn chips, chilli and cheese)
41. Fugu (puffer fish)
42. Funnel cake: sounds bizarre and quite unappealing
47. Gumbo (stew/soup)
48. Haggis - I know I work for a Scottish company and I live in the UK, but .... no.
49. Head cheese (meat jelly) - no, I feel bad eating that part of the animal.
52. Hostess fruit pie - a US thing
53. Huevos rancheros (fried eggs, tortillas, chilli)
57. Kobe beef (a Japanese cut)
58. Lassi (Indian yogurt drink)
60. Mimosa (herb)
61. Moon Pie (marshmallow, chocolate, banana pastry)
62. Morel mushrooms - I'd try this just for the interesting shape
70. Phaal (curry dish)
73. Pineapple and cottage cheese
75. Po’ boy (US meat sandwich)
78. Prickly pear
79. Rabbit stew
82. S’mores (candy bar) - on the list, but I think I'd make one and melt my marshmallow over the gas stove
89. Som tam (spicy salad made from shredded, unripened papaya)
92. Squirrel - they are too cute to be eaten (same could be said of baby cow I guess ... I have eaten veal but I would never voluntarily order it!)
95. Sweetbreads - no thanks
97. Umeboshi (pickled ume fruits common in Japan, similar to a plum)