A Fun List, or The Omnivore’s Hundred From Very Good Taste.

Oh, how I love a list.  Whether it’s something arbitrary or a few things I’m keeping track of, lists make me ridiculously happy; when I saw the list compiled by Andrew over at Very Good Taste, I got very excited.  Called “The Omnivore’s Hundred,” it is a series of suggested foods to try.  Here are the instructions…  please join in and let me know what you’ve eaten, and what you’re willing to try.

Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
Bold all the items you’ve eaten.  Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
Optional extra: Post a comment at Very Good Taste linking to your results.

  1. Venison
  2. Nettle tea
  3. Huevos rancheros
  4. Steak tartare (I’ve not had this specifically, but I have had what I suppose could be called the Armenian version of it — raw ground beef seasoned with salt and pepper, then rolled into balls with bulgur.)
  5. Crocodile
  6. Black pudding
  7. Cheese fondue
  8. Carp
  9. Borscht
  10. Baba ghanoush
  11. Calamari
  12. Pho
  13. PB+J sandwich (I love peanut butter, and I love both jam and jelly, but for some reason the idea of combining the two has always sounded so unappealing.)
  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 (If I could get away with it, I’d be eating this on a daily basis.)
  24. Rice and beans
  25. Brawn, or head cheese
  26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (I have described my intolerance of hot foods, so there is absolutely no way that I would ever, ever, ever eat a Scotch Bonnet!)
  27. Dulce de leche
  28. Oysters
  29. Baklava
  30. Bagna cauda
  31. Wasabi peas
  32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (I live in New England.  A bowl is practically given to you upon entry.)
  33. Salted lassi
  34. Sauerkraut
  35. Root beer float (You know, I seem to be in the minority about this, but I simply do not like root beer, let alone the scum that forms with ice cream and carbonated beverages mix.)
  36. Cognac with a fat cigar
  37. Clotted cream tea (I’ve had clotted cream with scones, but not with a proper tea.)
  38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
  39. Gumbo
  40. Oxtail
  41. Curried goat
  42. Whole insects
  43. Phaal (see Scotch Bonnet!)
  44. Goat’s milk (This I would try eagerly.  After all, I love cheese made with it…)
  45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
  46. Fugu
  47. Chicken tikka masala
  48. Eel (One of my favorite fish to eat!)
  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 (I’ve had s’mores on one occasion, and, you know, I was kind of unimpressed.)
  62. Sweetbreads
  63. Kaolin (This just seems really odd.)
  64. Currywurst
  65. Durian
  66. Frogs’ legs
  67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
  68. Haggis
  69. Fried plantains
  70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
  71. Gazpacho
  72. Caviar and blini
  73. Louche absinthe (Something I’ve always had difficulty with is anise; though I will and have consume foods and beverages with this flavor, I don’t regularly enjoy it.)
  74. Gjetost, or brunost (As if there’s a cheese out there I wouldn’t try!)
  75. Roadkill (This is an inarguable “no.”)
  76. Baijiu
  77. Hostess Fruit Pie (Only apple though.)
  78. Snail
  79. Lapsang souchong
  80. Bellini
  81. Tom yum (see Scotch Bonnet!)
  82. Eggs Benedict
  83. Pocky (I love the dark chocolate, aka “Men’s.”)
  84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant (not yet, though I’ve had the tasting menu at a restaurant with two Michelin stars)
  85. Kobe beef
  86. Hare
  87. Goulash
  88. Flowers
  89. Horse
  90. Criollo chocolate
  91. Spam (My mother is Filipina.  Of course I’ve had Spam.)
  92. Soft shell crab
  93. Rose harissa
  94. Catfish
  95. Mole poblano
  96. Bagel and lox (I’m from New York — this is my breakfast of choice!)
  97. Lobster Thermidor
  98. Polenta
  99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
  100. Snake

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