Friday, September 19, 2008

The Diva explores The Omnivore's Hundred

Prompted by a call from my mother wondering why it hasn't appeared on the blog yet, I figured its time to post my results for The Omnivore's Hundred, a list of 100 foods "every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life," courtesy of the blog Very Good Taste.

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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 linking to your results.

My list rounds out at 63. See below with witty commentary included:

1. Venison (mmm, venison meatballs)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros (for dinner, for breakfast, all the time!)
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding (no way, Jose.)
7. Cheese fondue (cheese makes the world a better place)
8. Carp
9. Borscht (oh to vacation in Germany again)
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari (yum)
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich (my trusty alternative to the same old turkey sandwich)
14. Aloo gobi (and still don’t really like curries)
15. Hot dog from a street cart (“Well I love that dirty water….”)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle (I even got Picky Eater to eat these!)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries (right off the bushes)
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans (love with #3)
25. Brawn, or head cheese (cold, congealed meat from the head of a cow? gross.)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava (probably eat more than I should)
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 (tried both, but not simultaneously)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (COLLEGE! Much more fun when made into Jello Jigglers)
39. Gumbo

40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (yes, I’ve tried a few chocolate-covered creepie crawlies)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu (not yet, but definitely on the list! Tingle tongue, tingle!)
47. Chicken tikka masala (there we go again with the curry)
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi (thank you, Air Japan, en route to Tokyo)

53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV (blueberry ale and smooth going down)

59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (Rolaids anyone?)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (stinky feet!)
66. Frogs’ legs (I’ll get around to it one of these days)
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake
68. Haggis (um….no.)
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe (last time I checked, still banned)
74. Gjetost or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong (tea snob)
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky (I’ll eat anything covered in chocolate)
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant. (*sigh* someday.)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare (does rabbit count?)
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse (horses are for riding, not eating)
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (just the e-mail version)
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

Fabulous Feasting,
The Diva.

1 comment:

  1. I cannot believe I have actually tried somethings you haven't! Although, I must admit, your stomach can handle wayy more stuff than mine. Anywho, first off, sea urchin is quite an interesting one. Kind of chewy like eel. And second, haggis. Had some on a 3 day tour around the Highlands in Scotland. Let's just say its not my first choice of food... ;)


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