Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Omnivore's Hundred - I've Got a Lot of Eating to Do

In checking out blogs this morning , I came upon this list at Chocolate and Zucchini that sent me to the website of Very Good Taste. There, a list has been compiled of foods that any self-respecting omnivore should try in his/her lifetime. You will see that I have a lot of work to do (I have bolded all the ones I have tried). I also have to admit, that some of these items were unknown to me (I have italicized those that I had to look up). I have also highlighted in red those things I think I would not try.

This is a fun way for bloggers to interact, so go to VGT and paste this list into your own post and let others know what you have, haven't and wouldn't eat, and then let VGT know you have posted the Omnivore's Hundred.

Here is my version of the list-I can't wait to see yours.

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(Is this American street food?)
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle(I hope I have the opportunity!)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes(One of my favorite Virginia wineries, Hilltop Berry Farm and Winery offers several!)
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(I love spicy, but not self-torture!)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters (And I hopeto eat many,many more!!)
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas (I love these- actually anything with wasabi)
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float (A drink and a dessert-yum!)
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (Do I have to have the cigar?!)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (Jello shooters!-I was young once!)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (Depends on the bug!)
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 (I have had this in sushi)
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut(When the red sign is on!)
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer (Can't wait to make my own)
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 (These are required food when camping!)
62. Sweetbreads(I actually used to make these when Icould find them!)
63. Kaolin (Isn'tthis in Kaopectate?)
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 absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (never!)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie(in my school lunches!)
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict(My favorite breakfast dish!)
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.(I can hope!)
85. Kobe beef (As soon as budget allows!)
86. Hare(I wasn't sure I ever would after a traumatic childhood incident, but a couple of years ago, I tried it and it was great- can't haveit whole though, only pieces!)
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse (Don't think I could do it)
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (As a young married on a budget!)
92. Soft shell crab(I have had this a couple of times, hoping to enjoy it, but it is not my thing)
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake


Passionate Eater said...

Haha, I am glad that "roadkill" is a resounding "never!"

Deborah Dowd said...

Passionate Eater- Don't like my meat with a side of asphalt!

Glenna said...

Great list--loved all your little comments.