Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Omnivore's Hundred

Fellow food blogger Andrew at Very Good Taste came up with a super fun meme for food-loving people (such as me.) If you want to play, too...

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out (or italicize in my case since I can't figure out how to cross out things) any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment at linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare

5. Crocodile (I second Jennifer Hess's question: does Alligator count?)
6. Black Pudding (I'm pretty game to everything, but coagulated blood turns my stomach.)
7. Cheese fondue

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
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
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 (not a cross-out, but maybe just a taste)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (thanks to dad's garden)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl

33. Salted lassi (I've had it unsalted, but salted sounds even yummier!)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly (do Jell-o shots count? What, I went to the #1 party school!)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat

42. Whole insects (maybe if they were teensy, cooked, and covered in lime juice and salt...)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more
46. Fugu (Not worth it)
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 (I haven't done the meal, just the Mac...)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV (thank you, Delerium Tremens)
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin (yep, it's edible)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (This is iffy)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
(I've had them all!)
68. Haggis (I find offal...awful. Pardon the semi-pun.)
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette (see 68)
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe

74. Gjetost, or brunost (yeah, it's as nasty as it looks)
75. Roadkill (seriously?)
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. (I have been to a 3-M place but didn't do the tasting menu. I was also 7, so...)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare (rabbit)
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse (this is bordering on a cross-out, but i might eat it if i just had one taste)
90. Criollo chocolate (a fancy, extra-good kind of chocolate)
91. Spam
92. Soft-shell crab

93. Rose harissa (I've just had harissa, there was no rose in it...)
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox

97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee

100. Snake (see 89)

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