Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Omnivore's Hundred

I found this delightful survey over at Sam's Antics of a Cycling Cook and just had to participate.

A Very Good Taste started this list as a way for foodbloggers everywhere to interact--and it's been hugely successful so far!

This list includes all sorts of various foods--some exotic, some not. Here are the rules if you want to participate:

- Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
- Bold all the items you've eaten.
- Cross out any items that you would never consider eating
- Optional extra: post a comment at linking to your results.

So here are Mrs.W's 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
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
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi - I've had unsalted mango lassi, does that count? I guess not...
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar - I've had cognac, and I've had a fat cigar, only not together...
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 - I had a non-cheese version of poutine in Canada once...
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin - I have no idea what this is and the link provided at VGT didn't give me a clue; link has been removed
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake - all of these!
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette - is andouille sausage the same?
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu - I have, however, had russian vodka and korean soju, which are evidently similar but not the same
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
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

I must say that there isn't anything on this list that I absolutely would not try (except maybe the roadkill--I think I would have to be in quite dire circumstances for that). I consider myself a fairly adventurous eater.

Results: 56/100. Not bad...


Sam said...

These are really interesting. So what's Phaal like? I guess it's blow your head off hot!

Amanda said...

Hi, Sam. I liked this one quite a bit!

I consider myself quite tolerant to spicy foods, but this one was too much for me!

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