I stumbled upon this on Via Je Mange la Ville. It’s the Omnivore’s Hundred, a list compiled by the blogger Andrew at Very Good Taste. It consists of . . .
100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food – but a good omnivore should really try it all
Here’s what he wants us to do:
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 www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.
The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
1. Venison Tartare (#4) version in Montreal. Tasted like ahi. Gamey ahi.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros my other favorite breakfast
4. Steak tartare see #1 above
5. Crocodile Alligator at Montage doesn’t count?
6. Black pudding at several B&Bs in the British Isles
7. Cheese fondue Rheinlander!
10. Baba ghanoush
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns hom bao, yeah?
20. Pistachio ice cream I presume pistachio gelato counts?
21. Heirloom tomatoes As often as possible.
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras Just once.
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper not a whole one though
27. Dulce de leche
30. Bagna cauda Oh man that sounds good though . . . I’m a sucker for anchovies
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar never had both at the same time
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O Unfortunately too many at Scooter’s.
39. Gumbo Miss Delta makes a good one.
41. Curried goat I’ve had goat, just not curried.
42. Whole insects I’m counting accidentally
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
47. Chicken tikka masala
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut bleh
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi And li hing mui too!
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV This is too easy.
59. Poutine Potato Champion makes a good poutine.
60. Carob chips
63. Kaolin I don’t eat dirt.
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake all except funnel cakes.
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill not hardly
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini this sounds really good.
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam I lived in Hawaii for a while.
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox several good options in Portland
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
Never had a funnel cake? What’s wrong with you!!?!?!?
Oh yeah, you live in Portland with their lousy “elephant ears”.
You can cross funnel cake off your list at the Basque festival next year in Elko!
I have one of these on my blog on a separate page. I didn’t get this kaolin thing either — they can’t mean the clay, can they? Why would you eat that? Maybe it’s something else with the same name? And that’s the only thing you wouldn’t eat? What a gourmand!! You’ve done really well, so far.
Steve – So is a funnel cake shaped like a funnel? That just seems weird.
XUP – Where’s your list? I can’t find it on your blog. Yeah, I don’t get the kaolin thing. Oh, and I found a place in town that serves frog legs, *with* bagna cauda, so I’ll be able to knock two more items off the list soon . . .
Dave – a funnel cake is a fried bunch of dough. I think it’s called that because it’s make by pouring dough through a funnel into hot oil. You can find them at the Mt Angel Oktoberfest…
Diane – Ah, I suppose that’ll be good. Like a free form doughnut, eh? I’ll keep an eye on the local festivals this Fall, though I doubt I’ll make it up to Mt. Angel this year.
Sort of like a free form doughnut except with more fried edges. It sort of looks like a pile of intestines. The funnel is moved around as the dough is falling into the oil.
Look right at the top of my blog page — there are 4 tabs there representing 4 different pages.
3.The Bucket List
4. The Omnivore’s Hundred
XUP – Ah, found it; thanks!