My previous cat also did the 'trying to get food from your hand en route to your mouth' thing, my son thought it was hilarious. She used to love peas, maltesers, any flavour crisps, custard, mash, any meal we had with meat in it.
Current boy cat can be in the garden and hear the plastic lid being 'cracked' off a carton of cream in the kitchen and scoots in at such high speed he skids to a halt. He's also been known to try and get a bone off the boxer dog
My older sister who I don't see much, told me at christmas 'you should never ever give cats chicken' ...errrrr, fat old cat is 18 and again we pretty much let her eat what she fancies so I'm not going to stop now.!
Evil Cat will eat anything...with the exception of actual cat food. She will only eat either Asda's own brand or Sainsbury's own brand (which leads me to believe they are actually from the same factory!)
Human food however, loves crisps - the tangier the better. She can hear a crisp packet rustle from 1000 feet. Popcorn, not worth the hassle of eating it as she takes it from your hand as you're putting it in your mouth. She has also just discovered left-over apple and peach baby porridge
I have two; one is quite picky but the other one... He will eat anything and everything! Beans on toast, sherry trifle, eggs, crisps, lemon soufflé, cheese strings, crabsticks, croissants and any meal I cook I have to share! I have yet to find anything he won't eat!