16.1.09

101 Favorite Foods

To continue, one more day, in the milestone spirit, I am keeping my promise for my biggest top ten list ever – my 101 favorite foods!

Just to keep the few rules clear, “foods” means “ingredients” and not “dishes,” although some ingredients can be the same or very close to a dish (like a hot dog). Perhaps I'll rank my top dishes at some future point, but for today you'll be marching through my palette and preferences with my favorite foods. Think, if I was offered a plate of any food as my last meal before going to Mars to eat sloppy Joe's on Wonderbread for the rest of my life, that I would want these to definitely be considered first for inclusion. Also, assume that I am ranking the best quality version of these items. If I say sharp cheddar cheese, I do not mean shredded Kraft cheese (or I would say so); I mean a high-quality Vermont cheddar. So enjoy – and feel free to post your own top 10 (or more) in a comment. I'd love to compare tastes! Also, comment and let me know if you're wondering why something is where it is or why something is missing. Enjoy!

The Autofoodie’s 101 Favorite Foods (in order)


1. Lobster
2. Eggs
3. Tuna (Sashimi grade)
4. Morel Mushrooms
5. Bacon/Pancetta
6. Lamb Chops
7. Steak (Thick, Medium Rare)
8. Truffles/Truffle Oil/Truffle Butter
9. Dill Pickles (100% sour)
10. Shrimp
11. Greek Olives
12. Sushi Rice
13. Pork Tenderloin
14. Brie Cheese
15. Filet Mignon
16. Turkey (Roasted)
17. Duck Breast
18. Italian Sausage
19. Beef Tenderloin
20. Puff Pastry
21. Mussels
22. Crusty, Fresh Bread/Baguette
23. Sharp Cheddar Cheese
24. Parmesano Reggiano Cheese
25. Arugula
26. Fresh Mozzarella
27. Dijon Mustard
28. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
29. Bagels
30. Chicken (Roasted)
31. Pork Chops
32. Prosciutto
33. Corn Chips
34. Chorizo
35. Gruyere Cheese
36. Pork Shoulder (Pulled)
37. Strawberries
38. Roast Beef
39. Balsamic Vinegar
40. Deli Ham
41. Popcorn
42. Red Onion
43. Pretzels
44. Milk Chocolate
45. Clams
46. Garlic
47. Heavy Cream/Whipping Cream
48. Hot Dogs
49. Hamburger
50. Caramel
51. Tomato
52. Pasta
53. Feta Cheese
54. Raspberries
55. Greek Yogurt
56. Seaweed
57. Spinach
58. White Wine Vinegar
59. Butter
60. Red Wine Vinegar
61. Ice Cream
62. Cola
63. Cow's Milk
64. Beer
65. Pumpkin Seeds
66. Brown Sugar
67. Soybeans/edamame
68. Pistachios
69. Mint Chocolate
70. Smoked Salmon/Lox
71. Potato Chips
72. Smart Balance
73. Rice Wine Vinegar
74. Dark Chocolate
75. Avocado
76. Oranges/Clementines
77. Blueberries
78. Cream Cheese
79. Orange Juice
80. Chinese Cabbage
81. Almonds
82. Black Beans
83. Fruit Preserves
84. Wild Mushrooms
85. Goat's Milk
86. Dried Cherries
87. Walnuts
88. White Chocolate
89. Grapes
90. Champagne
91. Cinnamon
92. Fennel
93. Corn
94. Sweet Potatoes
95. Calamari
96. Peanut Butter
97. Raisins
98. Bulgar
99. Horseradish
100. Bananas
101. Maple Syrup

1 comment:

Glenn said...

This is quite an impressive list. It is certainly hard to narrow foods down to a top 10 -- considering how much our family enjoys and appreciates food. But, here it is:

Dad's Top 10 Foods

1. Brie
2. Avocado
3. Red Wine (a good bottle, of course)
4. Fresh Peaches (prefer Michigan Red Haven or South Carolina)
5. Scallops
6. Lobster
7. Olives (just about any kind)
8. Mushrooms (any kind)
9. Cinnamon
10. Ice Cream (maybe this is cheating, since there are many ingredients in ice cream; I guess it is actually a dish, but who cares.)