Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Omnivore's Hundred

A coworker brought this food meme posted by Andrew on the blog Very Good Taste to my attention over lunch today. Andrew compiled a list of 100 things that he thought "every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food - but a good omnivore should really try it all." He's provided links of explanations for some of the lesser known items, thanks to Wikipedia.


So, I thought I would follow his instructions and see how many items this self-proclaimed foodie has actually tried. Take a look at the list and see how many you've tried. I'd love to compare results!

Instructions (slightly altered)
1. Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2. Change the font color of all items you've eaten from black to red.
3. Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

The VGT Omnivore's Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
5. Crocodile
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
12. Pho
13. Peanut butter & jelly sandwich
15. Hot dog from a street cart
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
22. Fresh wild berries
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl -- What kind of New Englander would I be if I couldn't bold this one?
33. Salted lassi
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O -- I'm assuming Jell-O shots made with vodka count here...
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more
46. Fugu
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald's Big Mac Meal -- I guess eating a Big Mac once was enough to give me this one!
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S'mores
63. Kaolin
65. Durian
66. Frogs' legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74.
Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill -- Haven't had the pleasure; but I suppose I would eat it if it was the only option
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
83. Pocky -- Michelle = addicted to Pocky!
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
98. Polenta
100. Snake

I'm relieved to know that there were only a few things I wouldn't be willing to try. I guess that means I'm open-minded -- a good quality for a foodie to have!

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6 comments:

Jake said...

I got a kick out of this list too when I saw it last week, but I like how you've presented it here. Cool blog

Michelle said...

Jake - Thanks for visiting and thanks for the compliment!

MsLWu said...

what does blue mean?
anyhow... i guess chicken feet's not on the list

Michelle said...

MsLWu - Blue just means there's a link explaining what the item is. ;-)

... said...

stumbled your post some time last week. I seem to have tried all the more exotic items on the list, but most of what is part of the american diet is unavailable in continental europe. enjoy all the delicious possibilities you have!

here is my list

Michelle said...

... - Do you think you could repost the link to your list? It appears to be broken.

Thanks for stopping by!