The Omnivores 100

I found this on one of the blogs I follow.  But it can also be found here.  Filling out surveys is always fun!


Here’s a chance for a little interactivity for all the bloggers out there. Below is a list of 100 things that I think 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.

Here’s what I want you 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.

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 (ew I hate beets!)
10. Baba ghanoush (So good.  Will try to make it at home as soon as I’m done with this QE business)
11. Calamari (I think my favorite is battered, tossed with pasta, and topped with lemon, herbs, and cheese)
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi (We *heart* Indian food at our house)
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 (I’ll try any kind of ice cream, but have to say ammarretto is my favorite)
21. Heirloom tomatoes (a weekly staple when they’re in season; served mostly in salads and in panini)
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 (I prefer it in cake form)
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 (Mmm…Jell-O shots.  lol.)
39. Gumbo (Will definitly whip up some gumbo as soon as the temp falls below 70F)
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (I have this fantasy to try grubs BBQed in a banana leaf.  It just sounds so tasty)
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
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 (Delicious)
66. Frogs’ legs (I saw them deep fried at a sushi buffet but wasn’t adventurous to try them)
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain (Dude, so yummy just with butter, salt, and pepper.  I must get my hands on some)
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho (The perfect summer soup.)
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 (I used to eat vinca all the time as a child.  I found out later they are poisonous…)
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

I’m not a “good” omnivore.  I’ll try almost any vegetable, but quail when it comes to trying meat.  I think I’ll stick to chicken, turkey, pork, and WELL DONE (ie burnt) beef.  As for seafood, well it is on a case by case basis…  And as for “foreign” food, bring it on.

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