The Omnivore’s Hundred

My turn! 😉 This has been all over the food blogosphere this week.

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 at linking to your results.

The Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (unless it’s endangered)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho (Vietnamese beef soup)
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi (Indian potato curry)
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses (a French cheese)
17. Black truffle (a variety of mushroom)
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 (South American milk-based sauce or candy)
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda (a warm anchovy and garlic dip)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl – in San Francisco!
33. Salted lassi (a drink made by blending yogurt with water, salt, pepper, ice and spices until frothy)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar – I’ve had cognac and I’ve smoked a cigar, but not together
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects – not sure where you can buy these around here 😉
43. Phaal (really hot Indian curry)
44. Goat’s milk – I guess the cheese doesn’t count
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 (pickled Japanese ume fruit)
53. Abalone
54. Paneer (Indian cheese)
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini – I’m not a fan of bitter drinks
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine – (French fries topped with fresh cheese curds and gravy) Sounds great – I need to make this some time
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (a mineral)
64. Currywurst (curry-flavored sausage)
65. Durian (really stinky fruit)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis (boiled spiced sheep offal)
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette (stuffed animal intestines)
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini – I’ve had caviar and I’ve had blini, but not together
73. Louche absinthe (anise-flavored distilled beverage)
74. Gjetost, or brunost (Norwegian cheese made from cow’s and goat’s milk)
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu (Chinese distilled liquor)
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong (Chinese smoked black tea)
80. Bellini (an Italian cocktail made with Prosecco and peach puree)
81. Tom yum – one of my faves
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky (Japanese snack – biscuit stick coated with chocolate)
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 – I made harissa once, but not with rose petals)
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano – I’ll double-check the menu, but I’m pretty sure I had this at Tortilla West
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

I have a score of 41. Geeze, I have a ways to go, although I haven’t counted the ones I won’t eat. Some cultural taboos are just too much to overcome.

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