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OMNIVORE'S HUNDRED

As I’ve been reading a lot of blogs lately, I’ve been seeing many postings about something called Omnivore's 100. This started on the website www.verygoodtaste.com.uk. This site says there are 100 things they think every good omnivore should have tried at least once. You are to highlight the items you’ve had, and cross out any items that you would never consider eating. I was suprised- I have eaten all but 28 items on the list.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile-I’ve eaten alligator, but not crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp-yes, I grew up in Missouri
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho-love it!
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffles
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes-blueberries, and I’m not sure what else.
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries-wild raspberries grow in our yard
23. Foie gras-I know it’s awful, but I love it!
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-very addictive
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar-yes, WAY too much cognac, and too much of the cigar, and I hate to tell you for how many hours I was hanging over the toilet! DO NOT DO THIS!
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O-jell-o shots
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects-not sure if purposefully, but a couple of days ago ate a whole mosquito by accident
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk-I was another of those infants allergic to cow’s milk and had to drink goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu-no, I wouldn’t try this one
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel-in sushi only
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin-had a boss who loved sushi, and told me sea urchin tasted like ice cream. Okay, soft texture, but awful! How he compared that to ice cream, I have no idea!
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
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads-can’t remember where, but it was on a tasting menu I had once
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian-probably wouldn’t try-don’t think I could manage
66. Frogs’ legs-ate these quite a few times as a kid, but last time I ate them all I could picture was a green jumping frog
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-hate to admit this one, but yes, I have. A friend gave me some moose that they harvested after it had been hit by a car. (It was all legal, authorities approved.)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong-I think I might have had this, but not sure.
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky-bought this in the store tonight to try, since I look at it everytime I check out at the store. Very good-skinny little cookies that look like really thin breadsticks, dipped in chocolate or strawberry.
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.-unfortunately not, even though I have had the tasting menu at a few fabulous restaurants.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers-just put Nastursums on my salad tonight
89. Horse-our first meal in Italy, in Venice, the restaurant had horse meat pizza. I decided to pass.
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

Comments (6)

Kim:

Wow, you did great!

You are definitely adventurous to eat roadkill!

Cindy, Props from one Missouri girl to another.
Let's make a pack--the first time we are both at the same GTG, we'll find a bar that serves Absinthe, well knock that one off our list together.

Cindy Ruth:

Deborah-That sounds great! I haven't been to any of the the GTGs yet, and can't wait to go and meet everyone. If you are going to any of the upcoming ones, send me a PM and let me know. Are you considering having a SL one?

Cindy, At the last SlowBowl, we threw around the idea of a St.L. GTG in 2009. We'll probably talk about it again at the next SlowBowl.
Have you signed up for that one?

Cindy Ruth:

Deborah-Didn't sign up for any GTG. I think the SlowBowl is full.

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