Friday, March 6, 2009

My Omnivore's 100

Rather than eerie blog silence (if a blog gets updated in a forest and there's no one there to read it, does it really change? or something...), any readers can amuse themselves with my response to Very Good Taste's Omnivore's 100! I've been wanting to do this for a while. I'm such a nerd.

Here’s how it goes:
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out [I italicized them...] any items that you would never consider eating.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
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 (sounds yummy!)
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle (I should be so lucky)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream (mmmm...)
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 (sounds really tasty...)
31. Wasabi peas (love 'em!)
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (both separately, but I've never had the combo)
33. Salted lassi (I loves me some salt)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (I would, but I probably would hate it- hate cigars!)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (well, I did go to a the one-time #1 party school in the US)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail (that's a big fat maaayyyybe)
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal (only with a big glass of milk handy...)
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu (too chicken!)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (reaction: meh.)
50. Sea urchin (tasted pretty awful)
51. Prickly pear (I'm assuming the margaritas at Vivo count?)
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (I just can't rule out that I'll get really desperate, some day...)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV (not sure whether I've had this or not...)
59. Poutine (sure, why not)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (digestion = good!)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (I'd hold my nose)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain (meh)
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost (sounds kinda cool)
75. Roadkill (yep.)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie (mmmm...cherry...)
78. Snail (mostly tasted like butter- not a bad thing!)
79. Lapsang souchong (campfire-flavored tea sounds cool)
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum (oh lord, I love it)
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant. (again with the luck)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers (soon, probably!)
89. Horse (I mean, I've eaten a hot dog?)
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox (super love!)
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Not too shabby...only a 6% "no way" rate. Looks like I've got a lot of neat foods to try (and make Chris try), too!



  1. You're pretty adventurous. The only foods you didn't want to try were intestine-stuff from animals, haha, and I can't say that I blame you.
    They say sweetbreads are really good, but I have my doubts...

    Love your header by the way

  2. Emily,

    Yeah, I noticed that, too. :) I've heard that about sweetbreads, and foie gras, also, but I guess general gross-ness and ethics can keep me away from testing that- however tempting it might be.

    About the header- thanks! :)