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I would have scored more if I lived in the US and could overcome my dislike of most cheeses.  I was also allergic to shellfish as a child, which I appear to have grown out of generally, but some of these were just a mouthful or two just in case I like, you know, collapsed.    

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros

4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (easy to do in Australia)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue

8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari

12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich (my gran brought us ready made PB&J spread home from a trip to the states)

14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (lucky I have been to NYC!)
16. Epoisses  (I am, as you know, very wary of stinky cheese)
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream (my favourite 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  (No. Way.)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters 
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder (just a taste)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar

37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O shot
39. Gumbo (shellfish free version)
40. Oxtail

41. Curried goat 
42. Whole insects (deep fried spider in Thailand, wichity grubs and honey ants in Australia)
43. Phaal

44. Goat’s milk 
45. Single malt whisky

46. Fugu (that is a step to far in culinary tourism)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel (proper East End eel, natch)
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut 

50. Sea urchin (in China) 
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone (yes, in Australia, fresh from the sea)
54. Paneer 
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (once)
56. Spaetzle 
57. Dirty gin martini  (yes, more please!)

58. Beer above 8% ABV (ALL THE TIME)
59. Poutine (made by a French Canadian housemate, interesting)
60. Carob chips 
61. S’mores (was taught how to make s'mores with proper Graham crackers by a US exchange student)
62. Sweetbreads (not my favourite)
63. Kaolin (we probably all have had kaolin in medication without realising it)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (in Singapore where they are banned from public transport!  Surprisingly delicious!)
66. Frogs’ legs (bit pointless, these, would rather eat chicken and leave frogs alone)
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis 
69. Fried plantain

70. Chitterlings, or andouillette (horrid)
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe (yes, and nearly missed a flight home to Australia thanks to this experience)
74. Gjetost, or brunost (only a small sliver, mind, courtesy of a Swedish flatmate)
75. Roadkill  (kangaroo in Australia)
76. Baijiu (in China, NEVER AGAIN) 
77. Hostess Fruit Pie (only because we're not in America?)
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong

80. Bellini
81. Tom yum 
82. Eggs Benedict (yuck)
83. Pocky

84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant (but I have had meals in 3 star restaurants, 1/2 point?)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse

90. Criollo (not sure which criollo they mean, I have had criollo chocolate?)
91. Spam
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish 
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox (in NYC!)

97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
100. Snake (in Hong Kong!  It was horrible!)


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