Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Omnivore's 100

Ok... I'll bite. This is everywhere now, so I hesitated to do it as well. But I feel like crap today, so I thought I'd do this instead of making food you haven't seen from me yet.

Andrew Wheeler at Very Good Taste put out his personal list called The Omnivore’s One Hundred and asked of people the following :

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.

2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. (edit - I just realised how difficult it is to see what I've put in bold, so it will all be changed now to blue)

3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating (Mine are in red).

4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

Here are my responses and following it is a list of other potential omnivore delicacies compiled in response:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (can I count alligator?)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Phở
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 (ok... this is lunacy, though I've eaten many cooked)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (the cigar being second-hand smoked)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat (I'm going to count this, despite the goat not being "curried;" I eat it w/ mole)
42. Whole insects (not on purpose; on motorcycle and in kayak, though I'd be willing to try cooked; I have also seen a small bug fly into food as I was cooking it, and I've just left it... shhh)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/€80/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin (eaten and been stung by; equally unpleasant experiences)
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi (candied, and vinegar; but not the 'true' form)
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (gross; I'm not 100% I'd try this)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (I've eaten this in medicine and such, but not on purpose)
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
76. Baijiu
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 (not proper though, so I'm not even sure I should mark this)
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate (mixed w/ other variety)
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

And, here's another list someone added (I found it here, but I don't know if this is the person who added it)

1. Nutella ice cream
2. Corn Dog
3. Kangaroo
4. Ostrich steak (not in steak form, but yes)
5. Socca
6. Quahogs
7. Ndole
8. Unpasteurised milk
9. Pint of authentic Guinness (I couldn't make it through a pint - ew)
10. Moonshine
11. Arancini/zuppli
12. Saskatoons
13. Curry chips
14. Tomme d’Ariège
15. Flapjacks
16. Bullfrog
17. Kifto
18. White chocolate Oreos
19. A Tom Collins
20. Apple pie with cheddar cheese
21. Pimientos de padron
22. strawberries and black pepper
23. Crepe Suzette
24. Rabbit
25. Wild boar
26. Testicles (of any kind)
27. Vegemite (there's just something about this that scares me a bit)
28. Merguez
29. Tagine
30. Muhammara
31. Espresso martini
32. Razor clam
33. Pigs ear
34. Tripe
35. Steak & kidney pie
36. Torta della nonna
37. Teff
38. Real wasabi
39. Speculoos
40. Kimchee
41. Schiacciata
42. Byriani
43. Agave nectar
44. Steak Fiorentina
45. Deep fried chocolate bar
46. Macaroons from Pierre Hermé
47. Green tea éclair
48. Digestive biscuits
49. Graham crackers
50. Mesquite flour
51. Quinoa
52. Home made berry jam
53. Black sesame seeds
54. Tacobell tacos
55. A coffee from Starbucks
56. Pigs cheek
57. Caribou paté
58. Bison steak
59. Bok choy
60. Galangal
61. Vindaloo
62. Coddle
63. Camel hump
64. Dog (probable, but not verified)
65. Squirrel
66. Racoon
67. Kopi luwak coffee
68. Casu Frazigu
69. Shepherds pie
70. Cheeseless pizza
71. Dolfin chocolate
72. Slippery elm powder
73. Medjool dates
74. Toblerone
75. Argan oil (how I wish I could afford this)
76. Goose egg
77. Stilton
78. Grappa
79. Arak
80. Jamón ibérico de bellota from Jabugo
81. pasta alla norma
82. Zabaione/sabayon
83. Pavlova
84. Chocolate and zucchini bread
85. Pumpkin pie
86. Marzipan
87. Perogys
88. Wheatgrass shot
89. Baci chocolates
90. Pacharán
91. Kefir
92. Duck eggs
93. Baked alaska
94. Liver
95. Yak milk
96. Gubeen
97. Shark meat
98. Bo Bun
99. Monterey jack cheese
100. Camel cheese

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