Omnivore 100

I meant to do this the other day when Lori sent it, but got distracted with politics. And as we all know, I usually do put food first.

Here’s a chance for a little interactivity for all the bloggers out there. Below is a list of 100 things that I supposedly 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.

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. (You can add an * for your favorites.)
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating (or underline, if crossing out isn’t an option).
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at 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 (does Alligator count?)
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. Époisses de Bourgogne (maybe I have, sounds good)
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns (‘m not sure if this is referring to a dumpling or a bbq pork sandwich???, but I’ve had and loved both)
20. Pistachio ice cream*
21. Heirloom tomatoes*
22. Fresh wild berries*
23. Foie gras* (I know, it’s evil, but it’s tasty and that is what this is about. Wouldn’t eat it again.)
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
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 (haven’t tried it, but yum)
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
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
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

2 responses to “Omnivore 100

  1. I’m amazed that you have items you wouldn’t try. Come on Roadkill? Doesn’t that sound like an adventure? jk.

    Eastern NC BBQ Should be on the list. I think the pork bun is dim sum. Maybe we should make our own list!!

  2. Maybe we’ve all had roadkill w/out even realizing it. Blarg.

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