Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Omnivore's Hundred

Below is a list of foods that all omnivores should try at least once, according to Andrew Wheeler of Very Good Taste. It's circulating around the food blogosphere, and I thought it would be fun to see how I compare to others. The items I've eaten are in italics. I'm missing 31 items. Roadkill will probably never make my list. Haggis probably will.

Try it yourself!
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (I guess gator doesn't count?)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue (I think I own a fondue pot)
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush (Sultan's Market!!!)
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich (Most recently, this afternoon)
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (shout out to Kreilkamp Distilleries!)
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio 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
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (Read all about it here)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (Although I've never had a Big Mac, I've had my share of McD's)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV (Delirium Tremens is one of my favorites)
59. Poutine (I must have this immediately)
60. Carob chips (They're not fooling anyone. They're nothing like real chocolate.)
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (This fruit, native to the Philipines, tastes like barf)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (Yes, yes, yes, and yes)
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe (No, but there's an absinthe tasting at Lush later this month. Anyone want to go?)
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake (The same night as the bugs)

1 comment:

Colleen said...

I'll get you a big mac on Monday. Frickin ridiculous...;)