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The Omnivore’s 100

September 5, 2008

Now here’s what I call a meme!  Foodies, get ready.  I found this over at a British blogger’s site: Very Good Taste.  It’s a list of what he considers to be the 100 foods every omnivore should eat in his lifetime.  Interesting!

Here’s how it works:

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) Optional extra: Post a comment here www.wendalicious.wordpress.com linking to your results.

Note to Novices: I’ve added a link to the more obscure offerings.  Even I didn’t know a few of them…

The list after the jump…

The Wendalicious Omnivore’s Hundred:

  1. Venison
  2. Nettle tea
  3. Huevos rancheros
  4. Steak tartare
  5. Crocodile: I’ve had fried alligator nuggets – does that count?
  6. Black pudding: at Eamonn’s once, on St. Patrick’s Day.  I must have been drunk.
  7. Cheese fondue: I grew up in the 70’s, didn’t I?
  8. Carp
  9. Borscht
  10. Baba ghanoush
  11. Calamari: I thought they were onion rings.
  12. Pho
  13. PB&J sandwich
  14. Aloo gobi: it’s bolded, I’ve eaten it.  And man is it good!
  15. Hot dog from a street cart
  16. Epoisses
  17. Black truffle
  18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes: quite a lot, as it happens.
  19. Steamed pork buns: Chinese comfort food (for me, anyway)
  20. Pistachio ice cream: just the other night!  mmmmm…
  21. Heirloom tomatoes: I had some tonight!
  22. Fresh wild berries
  23. Foie gras
  24. Rice and beans
  25. Brawn, or head cheese
  26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper: why would I do a stupid thing like that?
  27. Dulce de leche: not yet, but it sounds pretty damn good…
  28. Oysters: yuck.
  29. Baklava: Dessert of the Greek Gods. Mount Olympus-y!
  30. Bagna cauda
  31. Wasabi peas
  32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl: I’m severely allergic to clam chowder, unfortunately.  Found that out the hard way one vacation in Cape Cod…
  33. Salted lassi
  34. Sauerkraut
  35. Root beer float
  36. Cognac with a fat cigar
  37. Clotted cream tea
  38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O: remember those parties I used to have, with the Jell-O fishbowl?  I don’t.
  39. Gumbo
  40. Oxtail
  41. Curried goat
  42. Whole insects
  43. Phaal: I‘d try a little…and wash it down with some lassi
  44. Goat’s milk
  45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more: If someone bought it for me…I can’t afford it.
  46. Fugu No. F***ing. Way.
  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: sadly, fatly, yes.
  56. Spaetzle: in fact, I make my own!  Recipe coming someday…
  57. Dirty gin martini
  58. Beer above 8% ABV: Molson XXX (14%), smuggled in from Canada, back in college
  59. Poutine: looks kinda gross, but I’d try it.
  60. Carob chips
  61. S’mores
  62. Sweetbreads: though my neighbor Chef Mark is lobbying HARD to get me to try them…
  63. Kaolin: this is a ROCK.  Why is this on the list?
  64. CurrywurstSounds interesting…
  65. Durian
  66. Frogs’ legs: gives me the creeps
  67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake All of the above!
  68. Haggis: uh, no.
  69. Fried plantain: at a Cuban restaurant in Florida…oh my, yummy!
  70. Chitterlings, or andouillette. No thank you to both.
  71. Gazpacho: made some last week!
  72. Caviar and blini
  73. Louche absinthe
  74. Gjetost, or brunost
  75. Roadkill. What?
  76. Baijiu
  77. Hostess Fruit Pie: again, sadly.
  78. Snails
  79. Lapsang souchong
  80. Bellini
  81. Tom yum
  82. Eggs Benedict
  83. Pocky
  84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant  I fear I will NEVER get this opportunity, since it involves actually traveling outside the U.S. (and my dear hubby lately is a bit of a homebody)
  85. Kobe beef
  86. Hare, rabbit. I am still haunted by a horrible childhood memory of a skinned Bugs Bunny lying in my Grandma’s kitchen sink
  87. Goulash
  88. Flowers
  89. Horse
  90. Criollo chocolateIf it’s chocolate, I’m in.
  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. I wasn’t impressed.  Now I want to try some Kopi Luwak…
  100. Snake

My score is 50, 51 if you count the crocodile.  I’m nowhere NEAR as adventurous as someone called Wendalicious should be.  But I’m okay with that.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. starmanjones permalink
    September 6, 2008 1:28 am

    As per your request:

    http://unclestinky.wordpress.com/2008/09/05/the-omnivore-100/

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