The Omnivore’s Hundred

This is a neat little survey I found at  Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy, who found it where it originated at Very Good Taste.

Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food – but a good omnivore should really try it all. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers.

Instructions
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 at http://www.verygoodtaste.co.uk/ 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 – I caught a large one once
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi – Maybe at an Indian Restaurant once
15. Hot dog from a street cart Not a street cart, but a booth at the county fair
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes -Rhubarb wine from Amana Colonies
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream

21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beansLOVE THEM!
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters – Fried not raw
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 – I do want to try it, just not a big fan of okra
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects – Chocolate covered ant
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 – Too snakelike for me
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear – Pickled Nopales count?
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
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin -isn’t this a clay?
64. Currywurst
65. Durian -I would love to try it, especially since Andrew Zimmern turns his nose up at it on Bizarre Foods
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill -Luckily I have not been in a situation that called for a roadkill dinner
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict – One of my favorite things to order at a resturant
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse -I like to ride them, not eat them!
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab -I love crab, but I think I am allergic  😦
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffeeJoffery’s makes a good brew!
100. Snake

43ish out of 100! Not too shabby!

I really am not into eating intestines or internal organs.

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2 Responses

  1. Nettle tea is terrific, you should definitely try it.

  2. Try out my Chocolate Lovers 40 list as well while you are at it!

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