The Omnivore's Hundred - It's my turn to play

When this came up on Mary's site, it as about the 5th time I'd seen it in two days. To be fair, I've had company so haven't been reading blogs, which means I probably missed a stack of others.

It is a list from Very Good Taste on the 100 foods any self respecting omnivore should try at least once.

Feel free to play along.

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. (actually can anyone tell me how you cross out words on blogger, I can't figure it out)
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at linking to your results.

Not an amazing result, 54 out of 100, but I do have a few that I am unsure of. Course I don't get out as much as I used to and didn't used to care as much about food when I could get out, so I wasn't paying much attention then. Oh well, excuses to go out and try new things!

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare (iffy, maybe have, maybe haven't)
5. Crocodile (doesn't have much taste, as far as I remember)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht (I seem to remember making some once actually, it wasn't a popular family dish)
10. Baba ghanoush (well, this is a maybe - I don't like eggplant, but I can't remember.)
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich (And I'm sorry to say, I hate it, it makes me want to v****)
14. Aloo gobi (I think so, had Indian buffet once and ate everything they had.)
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses - I don't even know what this is
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 (I'm not stupid)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda (huh?)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi (is this like a mango lassi but with salt?)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (thanks but no thanks, I'm a cheap date)
37. Clotted cream tea (I wish!)
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects - I like what Mary says here: (Does swallowing a bug while on the back of a motorcycle count?)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (I don't care how much it cost, I'm not really interested)
46. Fugu - again, what is this?
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer (I understand this tastes like nothing, but has a rubbery texture, so I haven't run out to try it, based on that description)
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips (oh boy was that fun! not!)
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs (and I tell my kids they taste like chicken fingers)
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette (what is this?)
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini (well I've had the caviar but not the blini)
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost ( another huh?)
75. Roadkill (though I should probably say, not to my knowledge)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum (I think so)
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky (now I should know this one, but I can't recall what it is!)
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant. (I've had a tasting menu but am not sure if we do Michelin star ratings here in Canada, so half marks?)
85. Kobe beef - another maybe, possibly at a Japanese restaurant once
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse(not unless I had no other options at all, horse or starve)
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 (thanks but no thanks, I don't like coffee. why can't coffee taste like fresh ground beans smell?)
100. Snake


Megan said...

What an interesting list. I think I'm about halfway, similar to you.

BTW - Pocky are Japanese cookie sticks dipped in chocolate.

BC said...

Bagna Cauda (Piemontese for hot bath) It's a oil, garlic, anchovy warm dip for bread and veggies. Never made it but I have a recipe if you're interested. Definitely a winter dish. Never tried it - want to come over and try it with me sometime?

maybelles mom said...

i just did it too. funny huh.

kellypea said...

Wow. That's some list. I got 52, which isn't too bad, right? Like you, there are a few things I've never heard of, and others that, because I do know about, just would prefer to pass. And I'm pretty bold when it comes to trying new things...

Deborah Dowd said...

This was so fun! I posted my list as well. I am glad to know I am not the only one who was in the dark on a number of the foods on the list!

Andrea Meyers said...

This was a fun meme! I'm like you on horse. Would have to be totally starving and no other options in the entire world.