Ominvore’s Hundred

Stolen from Miss T :

The list is from Very Good Taste on the 100 foods any self respecting omnivore should try at least once. Like 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.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at http://www.verygoodtaste.co.uk/ linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare

5. Crocodile [I’ve had alligator, so I’m calling this one a “yes”]
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 [I don’t suppose Dulce de leche ice cream counts…]
28. Oysters
29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi [no, only sweet]
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float

36. Cognac with a fat cigar – individually, but not together. But the cigar was Cuban!
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects [I don’t think so, but it’s possible I had chocolate-covered ants once.]
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more [No, but I’ll happily volunteer!]
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

60. Carob chips
61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads – No, but I’ve had tripe and uh, “the best of the bull”.
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake [Yes, all of them]
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini [Caviar yes, but not with blini.]
73. Louche absinthe [I nearly bought some absinthe a month ago…]
74. Gjetost, or brunost [Not sure – I might have had some.]
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 3-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef [American Kobe. Awesome.]
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab [Not from lack of trying. It’s always out of season when I’m someplace that has it.]
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox

97. Lobster Thermidor [No, but my mouth’s watering]
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Well, I’ve tried a little more than half of the items. Not bad, I guess.

There’s certainly a lot of things on the menu that I’d LIKE to try. But I’ll skip the offal.

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6 Responses to Ominvore’s Hundred

  1. margene says:

    Ewww, there are a ton of things on that list I would never eat, especially the McDonalds Big Mac Meal!

  2. Elizabeth in Apex, NC says:

    You really ARE an adventurer! I have had lots of those things, but not nearly the number you have. I’m embarassed to say I don’t know what some of even is! I guess I’d better pull my credit card out of cold storage… just kidding. Bon appetit!

  3. Nora says:

    Fun list! I think I’ll borrow this one for Wednesday…

  4. Carrie says:

    Urg, offal. That’s nasty. How was the alligator? I almost tried some when I was down in the Florida Keys, but my driver (my ex-) wouldn’t stop.

  5. Guess I’m not the foodie I thought I was–there are loads of things I’ve never heard of on that list.

    Why don’t we knock off #84 together sometime, though? French Laundry takes reservations a year ahead, I hear.

  6. Miss T says:

    I think you and I should get right on that dulce du leche deficiency…

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