Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Omnivore's 100

I found this list on a neat Michigan based food blog called Dog Hill Kitchen, and thought it would be fun to pass along. It originally started in Britain, so that explains why there's some things on there like PB and J sandwich or root beer float that we Americans wouldn't think was all that exotic.

Here's what to do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Post a comment to this blog post on my blog, linking to your results. I'm looking forward to seeing them!

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred - my result is only 56, and I consider myself an adventurous eater. My guess is that it is lack of opportunity, but my new goal I am going to try all of these before 2010. There were some things on this list that I didn't know what they were, but if you go to VGT's original page, there are links to Wikipedia. For example, I didn't know what kaolin was, I always thought he was O.J.'s sidekick.

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
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
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
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
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
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
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


Maggie said...

Thanks for the link back! How have you managed to escape the siren song of eggs benedict? I've been trying to get the courage up to try making dairy-free hollandaise just so my son doesn't miss out.

Cynthia said...

I haven't tried eggs benedict, even though I love hollandaise sauce, because I don't like eggs that are runny at all. The really odd thing I haven't yettried is borscht, because a) I am half Russian and b) I love beets. It is just that the opportunity hasn't presented itself. I'd love to find a restaurant that serves it - haven't yet! I'd make it myself, but live with a family of beet haters, so no one would eat it but me.