Thursday, September 04, 2008

Omnivore 100

Kind of a fun meme-thingy, as I love to try new and interesting food.

Here’s what I want 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. (I hate having to do the html to get the crossout, so I'm going to italics them)
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at linking to your results.
The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
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
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche (cajeta crepes, yum!)
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (on a wharf in San Francisco!)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (skinny cigar - uck)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal (vindaloo almost killed me...)
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu (love sushi, but it CAN'T be that good!)
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
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (the midwest equivalent, not the original deal)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (yum, yum, yum and yum!)
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
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 (mayan)
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

Wow!! 73...not bad. I'll try most anything once. I DO draw the line at insects, though. And anything made of blood.

How 'bout you?


BlueBella said...

Wow girl you've got quite the list!!!!! And I thought I would have quite a few . . .you've got me beat by a mile:)
Fun stuff!

Tiff said...

I thought I was the only one out there who hasn't had a Big Mac meal.

I knew you would beat me on this! But I have tried well over half the list. How did our parents get such picky eaters to try escargot and rattlesnake?

Travis Erwin said...

I'm gonna do this later in the week.

SUV Mama said...

You also have me beat by a mile, and I consider myself a foodie. Heck, I even WORKED in the specialty foods industry. Amazing.

Tiffany said...

This will be on my blog later this week! You definitly beat me!

Monnik said...

Wow - you've eaten a lot of weird stuff. I'm not a picky eater at all, but haven't even heard of some of these things!

JaneyV said...

I hate to admit it but I didn't even recognise half of this list. I feel culturally bereft! I have no problem at least trying out most things - I'd even give the insects a shot as long as they'd been cooked. It's the horse that I couldn't eat. it just seems wrong somehow!

By the way - black pudding's not bad, although the idea of it is frankly, barfy.

writtenwyrdd said...

I've eaten many of these things, but didn't recognize a lot of the foreign stuff, either.

Know what grosses me out to eat? Steamers! Because when I was first introduced to steamed clams, it was literally the day after my Mollusca exam and I had had to dissect a huge clam and i.d. all its body parts. So eating a steamer wasn't just slurp and swallow, it was an inventory and grossed me out! Plus, the grittiness factor. I have to ignore that sardines have bones and guts when I eat them, too.