The Omnivore’s Hundred

My friend Andrew over at Very Good Taste came up with a fun little meme which I couldn’t resist. Want to play along? It’s simple:

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 at linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare

5. Crocodile (does Alligator count?)
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 (…what?)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat

42. Whole insects (not a cross-out, though I’m iffy on this one)
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
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 (no, but I’ve had lunch at Le Bernardin)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse (see #42)
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

9 thoughts on “The Omnivore’s Hundred

  1. Christine says:

    Isn’t “hare” (#86) the same as rabbit? And would we consider polenta and grits to be interchangeable?

  2. This was way too much fun – I had to try it on my blog. I have to agree with the others that there’s nothing like a good root beer float, please go out and have one right away.

  3. Jennifer Hess says:

    All right, I have to confess: I’ve never had a root beer float because I can’t STAND the smell of root beer! Does that make me un-American or something? Seriously, I have tried, the last place I lived in Michigan was just a short distance from an old-fashioned A&W restaurant with carhops on rollerskates and everything… I suppose I’ll just have to keep trying, though. 🙂

  4. Sharon says:

    Even if you hate root beer, root beer floats are good. Go ahead, give it a shot! I can’t believe I have eaten and enjoyed the one thing on your cross-off list.

  5. Laura says:

    What a hoot!

    But I would say, as a Southerner, grits and polenta are not the same — same starting point, yes, but vastly different applications, taste-wise. Cheese grits with very runny poached eggs (I think I just figured out what I’m having for dinner), shrimp and grits, grits and fried apples, grits with sausage gravy, all very uniquely Southern. It would be a bit like saying that linguine and udon were the same! Can you tell I loves me some grits? 😉

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