Friday, August 22, 2008

The Omnivore's 100

Original with wikipedia links (for things you might not know what they are....) is here.

Here’s what you to do:

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.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison (I grew up in Vermont it was occasionally unavoidable no matter how much I objected to eating Bambi)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (Copying Traci I'm saying the fried Alligator I ate in New Orleans counts. Tastes like chicken...)
6. Black pudding (Ugh)
7. Cheese fondue (a family tradition on Christmas Eve - with champagne)
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses (I need to try this stinky cheese!)
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes (my idea of heaven is a plate full of these with some basil and balsamic)
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras (I know it's wrong, but yum)
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (no, but the scotch bonnet hot sauce they serve everywhere in Barbados is one of my favorite condiments ever....)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters (hate them)
29. Baklava (there's a little greek deli near my house that makes the best...)
30. Bagna cauda (never even heard of it before, but I would eat this in a second)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (I've had clam chowder in a regular bowl. Does lobster bisque in a sourdough bowl count?)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float (Katy's favorite cheer-me-up drink... besides a martini....)
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (have had these separately, but not together. need to try this.)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (dudes, we had this party in college where I made 10 flavors, it was crazy...)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (nope and I'm not gonna either)
43. Phaal (no, but I totally would if someone wanted to challenge me)
44. Goat’s milk (I like it best in cheese format though...)
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (if someone could just get me one of these bottles I'd be happy to try it. More than once if neccessary.)
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (I really don't understand the hype here.)
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini (see Root Beer Float above...)
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (I totally would eat this, it sounds disgustinglicious)
60. Carob chips (but why do that to a perfectly good cookie?)
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (no, but I was just reading a recepie the other day for Durian Ice Cream that was intriguing.)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (mmmm Cafe Beignet on Royal St in New Orleans. Best. Breakfast. Ever.)
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini (but not together...)
73. Louche absinthe (see 45 above...)
74. Gjetost, or brunost (not a big fan...)
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini (mmm lovely. Brunch anyone?)
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

Not bad. 65 out of 100. I'm fairly adventurous with food I think. And I'd try almost all of the other 35 things. But I'm not eating bugs.

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