Frankly, I am a bit surprised at the aspersions cast on my reading! I don't know where this list came from but it does weigh heavily with Oprah book club selections and science fiction rather than the kinds of books I enjoy reading. I may not have read the two Dickens novels on here, but I have read four others; is that good enough for you? I am a proud product of progressive English literary edumication, one that moved away from canonical literature so quiz me on the Caribbean lit I know. But don't get hung up on the fact that I haven't read Anna Karenina. Actually, I did read a paragraph or so of that in my Russian class in Russian. [raspberry] (I have had to edit the list slightly; I missed a couple the first go round.)
One of the series of lists that I planned for this month was a list of older projects from 1990 until I started this blog because I don't think I've shared that many (if any) with you. Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to scan the photos to accompany those. Instead I offer you a list I made while I was sick on the couch watching loads of Travel Channel.
Things Andrew Zimmern has eaten that I have too:
- Haggis—I liked it, but then I had it battered and fried at a fish shop in Berwyck. I’m pretty sure that it wasn’t just the frying that did it. It’s just meat parts and meal. They do that in other cultures too.
- Deep fried pickles--I can’t wait ‘til Tulsa!
- Cracklings—I really should have been southern!
- Chopped chicken liver—this is a bizarre food? It’s my favorite thing from the deli!
- Gefilte fish
- Sea cucumber—the dude and I can’t agree on this. We used to have it in a soup in Chinatown. He said it was unlikeable. I hardly remember it being in the soup!
- Blood sausage—Zimmern had black pudding in the UK and I think he’s had other types of blood sausages in other places. I used to have it all the time; it’s a French Canadian staple. Very different from black pudding, though, which I have also eaten. The canuck version is much more like a blood bratwurst. Black pudding contains meal and is more like an American sausage patty.
Things Andrew Zimmern has eaten that I want to try:
- Turducken (which I don't think is bizarre at all. I've had turkey, duck, and chicken and find them all pretty innocuous)
- Baby eels at Casa Botín
- Criadillas--and other testicles, I love organ meat.
- Cha Ca at Cha Ca La Vong
Travel Channel tells me I'm daring. Are you?