Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Off on a tangent

Besides photography, which I haven't done much of lately, my other favorite thing in life is food. Go figure, the fat girl likes food. Yeah yeah but that's not what I mean. I guess I'm sort of a foodie. Sometimes a food snob. I don't like to eat in the majority of chain restaurants, or anywhere with a ® next to the name or dishes on the menu.

Anyway, since I haven't photographed anything in a few days and have nothing to share, I thought I'd share this list here of The Omnivore's 100. I admit, I had to look some of these up, so where I've done that, I've linked to a definition of it. The ones in bold are items I've eaten, and the ones crossed out are things I wouldn't ever eat. How would you do with this list?

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. PB&J 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 (How have I never had this?!)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
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 (I couldn't find any decent, to the point links, but basically it's a digestive aid found in clay. Ummm ok.)
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 (I have no idea whether I've had this or not.)
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

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Downtown Flushing

My homework for my photography class this week was to go to an ethnic neighborhood and take photos as if we were in a foreign country. Who's got it better than me right here in Flushing? As luck would have it, today I went out to lunch with a friend who's a bit of a fanatic when it comes to Flushing Chinese food, so we went and had authentic Chinese, and dim sum. The first dish is called "Liang Pi" or "cold noodles." It's one of the tastiest things I've ever eaten. The other item is a pork burger. Really really good. We also had little Peking duck "sandwiches" (no picture) that were out of this world.

Cold Noodles

Chinese Pork Burger

176/365 Chinese Buns


Asian Snacks