Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Meme: 100 North American Foods

Alright, I've been a little slow on the uptake for the last month. Leading up to the conference I helped plan and organize at work, things were crazy, to say the least. This made me a bad, bad, member of the blog community when it came to reading up on my favourite blogs, and I've been playing catch up since then.

Lo and behold, I missed a tag from one of my favourite bloggers, Laura of From Sparkly to Single, from almost a month ago! Time to play catch up.

Here's how it works. Bold what you've tried, underline what you'd never eat. I'm shamelessly stealing the helpful definitions that Laura provided for some of the more exotic fare.

1. New York pizza (been to New York City, but didn't eat the pizza - what was I thinking?)
2. Hoppin' John (this is a Southern dish consisting of black-eyed peas, rice, chopped onion, sliced bacon and salt)
3. New Mexico green chile
4. Homemade buttermilk biscuits
5. Tasso (this is a cured Cajun ham rubbed with a spice mixture)
6. Whole Maine lobster (I wish)
7. Calabash-style shrimp and hushpuppies (hushpuppies are small cornmeal breads deep fried in a round ball shape)
8. Kansas City barbecue ribs
9. Hot glazed Krispy Kreme
10. San Diego fish tacos
11. Cheese curds (Mmm, poutine!)
12. Key lime pie (plug)
13. Philly cheese steak
14. Memphis pork barbecue sandwich
15. Lowcountry boil
16. Huckleberry pie
17. New England clam chowder
18. Boiled peanuts
19. Buffalo (Bison) burger
20. Eggs Benedict
21. Pastrami on rye
22. Corned beef and cabbage - I really don't like cabbage.
23. Pancakes with maple syrup
24. Everything bagel with cream cheese and tomato
25. Thin Mints
26. Frito pie (Chili with Fritos sprinkled on top - sounds yummy.)
27. Potato knish with mustard (a potato knish is a Jewish dish that is baked or fried dough filled with a mixture of potato, ground meat, sauerkraut, onions, buckwheat or cheese)
28. Silver Queen corn on the cob
29. Soft pretzel from a street cart
30. Fresh-picked blueberries
31. Sourwood honey
32. State fair funnel cake (If there's funnel cake at a fair, I'm lining up for it)
33. Chesapeake crab cakes
34. Candied yams
35. Oyster dressing
36. Snow cone or snowball
37. Wild Alaskan salmon
38. Sautéed more - I don't know what this is!
39. Persimmon pudding
40. General Tso's Chicken
41. Frozen custard
42. Italian sausage with peppers and onions on a hoagie bun
43. Chili dogs
44. Buffalo wings with blue cheese
45. Spam musubi (This is like a sushi made with Spam) - Is this real? What sick person invented this?
46. Saltwater taffy
47. Fluffernutter sandwich on Wonder Bread
48. Black and white cookie
49. Frybread (this is a Native American flatbread fried and served with honey, also known as bannock)
50. BLT with thick-cut applewood bacon

51. Baked beans
52. Pumpkin pie
53. Collards with vinegar and Tabasco
54. Tex-Mex fajitas with skirt steak and sautéed peppers
55. Fried green tomatoes
56. Succotash (this is a Native American dish of fried lima beans or green beans and corn, sometimes served in casserole or pot pie form)
57. Shrimp and grits (grits are a coarsely ground corn porridge)
58. Hot water cornbread
59. Barbecue chicken pizza with red onions
60. Chicken fried steak - I know this is going to be shocking, but I don't like steak very much. Overall this dish just seems like way too much grease for something I don't really enjoy.
61. Carnitas burrito
62. Apple butter
63. Geoduck (pronounced: Gooey-duck, a species of saltwater clam)
64. Soft-serve ice cream cone dipped in chocolate shell
65. Pecan pie
66. Catfish supper at a church or fire station (Not Catfish, but perch - but Fish Fridays at the local K of C, which I guess is the Canadian equivalent of this one)
67. Oysters Rockefeller - No oysters, please!
68. Homemade cranberry sauce (in fact it's Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, and in a break from tradition, my family is having the big feast tonight instead of on Monday, so we have homemade cranberry sauce bubbling on the stove right now!)
69. Pimento cheese
70. MoonPie washed down with R.C. Cola (I forgot all about RC Cola til this moment. Whatever happened to it?)
71. Pickled watermelon rind
72. Cracker Jacks at the ball game
73. Smithfield ham
74. Meatloaf and mashed potato blue plate special at diner (not at a diner)
75. Chicken and waffles
76. Po'Boy with many napkins (this is a Lousiana subway sandwich filled with fried meat or seafood)
77. Green bean casserole with French's fried onions
78. Stuffed sopaipillas (these are South American fried dough sweetened with honey)
79. Turducken (this is a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey, so when you slice it, you get layers of all three kinds of meat.)
80. Shad roe on toast (shad is a type of fish. Roe are the fish eggs)
81. Sweet potato casserole with or without marshmallows
82. Cioppino
83. New York cheesecake
84. Pan-fried river trout
85. Jambalaya
86. North Carolina pig pickin'
87. California rolls (this is a type of sushi roll stuffed with cooked crab and cucumber.)
88. Burgoo (this is a spicy stew made from meats and vegetables)
89. Penuche fudge (penuche is a fudge flavour made from brown sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla)
90. Fried peanut butter and banana sandwich
91. Scrapple or livermush (this is a savoury mush of pork or liver scraps combined with cornmeal and buckwheat flour, formed into a loaf, and then slices of the loaf are fried prior to eating.)
92. Elk medallions in red wine reduction
93. Muscadine grapes
94. Cheeseburger at backyard barbecue
95. Open-face turkey sandwich
96. Chicago deep dish pizza
97. Cobb salad
98. Peach pie a la mode
99. Macaroni and cheese
100. Root beer float

Eaten: 42
Won't Try: 11
Left to try: 47

At 42 eaten, I'm trailing Laura by 5. Better catch up! I'm tagging Parker of Vanilla Bean Cafe.


StephanieInCA November 13, 2008 at 12:30:00 PM EST  

How could the list not include tomato soup and grilled cheese?! To me,that is the ultimate american meal, although I do cheat and use Danish havarti!

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