The Omnivore’s Hundred

September 17, 2008

Photo by Gaetan Lee

This little list has been circulating around the food blogsophere for a few weeks now. It’s an interesting list created by Very Good Taste. The instructions are simple:

  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 extra: Post a comment here at Very Good Taste’s original entry linking to your results.

Here’s my list:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros : at Saving Grace
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding : I might try it if it was not made from pig’s blood
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 : I’ve had black truffle oil, but I don’t think I’ve ever bitten into a truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes : blackberry wine at Caroline Estates
19. Steamed pork buns : only because I don’t eat pork
20. Pistachio ice cream : I prefer gelato
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese : Again, I’d probably try it if it didn’t come from a pig
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 : this is one of the things I am pretty sure I’ve had but can’t remember exactly when
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float : I want one right now!
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail : it’s an underutilized part!
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects : I would if I were in some sort of competition, but it’s not something I want to try
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 : We dipped grapes into a carob chip fondue and it was delicious.
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian : I haven’t had it in years but I remember really enjoy it
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake : also known as Beaver Tails
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette : Again with the pig stuff
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill : I’d eat cow roadkill but not cat, dog, skunk, squirrel, etc.
76. Baijiu : It burned
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 : Contains pork. Otherwise I would try the turkey version
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

One thing I would have added is stinky tofu.

In total, I’ve had 57 of 100 items on the list. There are only four things I wouldn’t eat and three of them are because they contain pig. Looking over this list, I feel grateful that I grew up in a family that is not only open-minded about food, but adventurous. Chius love food!

How many have you eaten? Which would you not eat?