The Omnivore’s Hundred

Taken from Very Good Taste this is a fun activity that lets people analyze a list of 100 things that, according to VGT, every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life.

Here are the rules:

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 like rules and I LOVE lists, so here’s mine:

1. Venison (when I was a kid my dad brought home some venison pepperoni from Denmark)
2. Nettle tea (not really sure what this is)
3. Huevos rancheros (si, por favor)
4. Steak tartare (does carpaccio count?)
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush (now that I know what this is, I want to try it)
11. Calamari (drool)
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich (double drool)
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (I’ve eaten A LOT of different things from street carts)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (I just had pomelo wine, pretty tasty)
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream (I have been craving this all week!)
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras (maybe this isn’t a good idea to do this “survey” without any food nearby…)
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche (I love everything dulce de leche too: ice cream, cheesecake, cookies)
28. Oysters (I don’t like them raw though)
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda (I would love some! Might try making my own one of these days)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (my favorite is still from Boston Chowda)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (uh, not really a fan of either)
37. Clotted cream tea (sounds yummy)
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail (my mom makes THE BEST oxtail in the whole world)
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk (but I’ve had, and love, goat cheese)
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (I had some Johnny Blue Label, did not like it at all – but then, I don’t like whisky anyway)
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala (everyone keeps telling me to try this, and I will, soon)
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 (Yup, I did the whole meal once. Just once.)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini (not a fan, to be honest. I unabashedly prefer the sweeter mixes)
58. Beer above 8% ABV (hmmm I think I had a sip before…)
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips (I want chocolate, not a substitute for it)
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads (and if you don’t know what this is, go ahead and Google it. clue: it’s not dessert)
63. Kaolin (is this some sort of a rock??)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (I love churros with thick hot chocolate for dipping. Yummm)
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe (if this is the drink Absinthe, then yes)
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail (escargot!)
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini (love)
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant (someday)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers (I had rose petals I think)
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (heehee I like Spam)
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox (I like this esp with cream cheese! And maybe toast instead of a bagel haha)
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

PS -This IS fun!

PPS – I had to look up A LOT of these things! Thank you, Google and Wikipedia.


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