Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Ominivore's Hundred

Since it's my 100th post (ALREADY?!), I decided to complete this survey that has been floating around the food blogosphere lately. Andrew at Very Good Taste created a list of things that good omnivores should try at least once in their life. All the things in bold are things I have tried. Since I am not good with the Blogger functions, all the things I don't want to try are in italics (instead of being crossed out). If you're interested in doing this yourself, copy the survey and paste it to your site! Also, check back to Very Good Taste to see what other people have to say!

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding (not sure how I feel about this one)
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 (At 2AM after a night at the club, hell yeah!)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (Arbor Mist counts, right?! Please don't judge, it was in college)
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream (one of my favorites!)
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras (to be perfectly honest, I don't think I would, but I'm not totally ruling it out)
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 (A little of both, but not at the same time)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
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
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores (So many that I will probably never eat one again - side effects of Girl Scouts)
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain (practically everyday being Ghanian)
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
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

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Erica said...

Who could eat horse? And bugs? I'm all set! I have had a hot dog from a street cart as well, after quite a few beers in key west :) I think it was the best hot dog ever....I think...

Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed reading this list in a variety of places. It's always interesting to see what people have tasted or not. I do have to say that the list changes each time I see it. I'll take a clotted cream tea (seriously delicious!) over roadkill any day.

SteamyKitchen said...

Congrats on your 100th!!