The Omnivore’s 100

How the Omnivore’s 100 Works:
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: Post a comment at Very Good Taste, linking to your results.

My Omnivore’s Hundred:
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
(Blech 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 (ew.)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (really?)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda (But want to try!)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
(Ohhh, 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
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 (ouzo) or absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost

75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu (shochu/soju, but never 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. (Per Se here I come! You do take assorted beads in payment, yes?)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse

90. Criollo chocolate (not yet!)
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab (I know, I know, but it’s never seemed appetizing…)
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta

99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee (would be a waste, for a non-coffee person like me, I suspect)
100. Snake

Hmmm. Missing some of the things you end up eating just because you happen to be living in Japan, like “research” whale, urchin liver, and fermented squid guts.

(via Jeremy)

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4 Comments

  1. Jennifer Zyers
    Posted 8/29/2008 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    I am surprised you haven’t had Spaetzle or Poutine!!

  2. alex
    Posted 8/29/2008 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Me too :). I’ll have to look for Spaetzle, I’m not at all sure abut the poutine…

  3. EWa
    Posted 8/30/2008 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    You ate Spam!!?

  4. alex
    Posted 11/30/2010 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Going over old blog entries, I just ran into this. Add to the list of “eaten” numbers 16, 56, 57, 70, and 84. Not bad for three years :)

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