Sunday, September 07, 2008

The Omnivore's 100

I've lifted this from Evan's blog, because food is one of my favorite things to talk about. It is originally found here. This is what the original poster says about it: The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food - but a good omnivore should really try it all.

And here are the instructions:
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out (I ghosted them) any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

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
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 (if ants count)
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
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 (but I have had rabbit)
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

60 out of 100, with only a couple that I would absolutely not eat. Is there anything important you think is missing?

Maybe it's my midwestern roots showing but I can't imagine never having fresh (meaning hours from the field at the most) sweet corn dripping with butter.

If you decide to do the list, let me know.

8 comments:

Meg_L said...

hmmm, I did this one a bit ago. It's an interesting list, but seemed to be missing some things in my mind.

Bethany said...

I have to correct you-- you have tried prickly pear. We got one from the grocery store once for fun. :o)

The Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...

HEY!!! WASABI PEAS!!!!!

Marie N. said...

For a while there I couldn't believe bagels and lox were not on the list -- but they made it. Poi and tofu didn't make it. Perhaps it is because no one is missing them!

GreenJello said...

They need a list for the teetotalers among us... :) I was really surprised how many on the list were alcohol related.

Rebekah said...

I have so eaten roadkill. :D

Susan said...

I don't even know what a lot of those things are!

Jane said...

I had to look a lot of them up. :)