Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Yvonne has requested replies to her 100 foods post. I can't be bothered with these lists, I'm not sure who would be interested in my culinary experiences. But here's some notes on the more interesting items (I've included Yvonne's responses next to the numbers, mine are below):

1. Venison - I have never tried this. I would though. I have eaten veal

Wasn't that impressed by the venison I had. Not sure what venison has to do with veal. Veal is a cruel way to bring up calves. Venison is typically wild deer.

6. Black pudding

Love it!

7. Cheese fondue - made it.

She made it for my house mate at the time and I. I think she was quite nervous about it but it was very enjoyable, and my first fondue.

9. Borscht - made it.

She hasn't made it for me :(

19. Steamed pork buns - well now, I have no idea what that is.

These are the clouds you get for Dim Sum. I loved them the first time I tried them but I've got a bit bored, they're a bit dry and dull.

50. Sea urchin - no.

Street urchin - yes.

55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal - I cannot think of many things worse than that.

Don't knock it till you've tried it... there's just something about that sauce...

68. Haggis - no.

If you like black pudding you must try haggis Yvonne!

75. Roadkill - no.

Was tempted to stop and pick up a pheasant the other day, was disappointed that I didn't. I am turning into my dad.

77. Hostess Fruit Pie - Is that a brand name? Well, no then.

Is that a joke?


Yvonne said...

hurray for jamie. I am always interested in your culinary expereiences, especially when it revolves around me :)

I remember that fondue.

Yvonne said...

veal and venison both begin with V.

Anonymous said...

Venison can be quite gamey in taste - a nice middle ground is elk. I found it to be somewhere between venison and a nice steak.

You can eat veal with a clean conscience if you are careful about where it comes from. Gordon Ramsey recently did a big thing on his show about British veal (we don't allow the use of those crates). Also it should be pointed out that lambs are slaughtered at a younger age then the calves are for veal.

Those pork bun things are all about the sauce - they have to have a sufficient amount inside to make the bun edible. I have a recipe for this if you want it - and one for the special Big Mac sauce too if you so wish ;)

Yvonne said...

I would like the recipe for macdonald´s sauce.

I ate venison at the weekend in Oaxaca. It was delicious. I also ate more insect, which were much better than the ones I had before.

Jamie said...

Of course I don't eat so much pork these days, maybe that is the problem.