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Monday, October 08, 2012

Monday Morning Meme

The Omnivore's Hundred

found at Very Good Taste

Here’s a chance for a little interactivity for all the bloggers out there. Below is a list 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. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers.
Here’s what I want you 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 linking to your results.
The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
1. Venison  --not since I was young, and I was always bothered by the way the fat coated the inside of my mouth.  Yuck.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile  --oh, now that I think of it, I think it was alligator, not crocodile.  Same family, though, right?
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush  --this was one of the first things I made in my new pressure cooker
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi --I had to look this one up.  It was always on the lunch buffet at our favorite Indian restaurant
15. Hot dog from a street cart --this isn't fair--I've never lived or visited anywhere that had hot dog street carts
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes --I love this.  A local garden store has a big display of locally produced fruit wines and I always treat myself with a couple of bottles when we shop there.
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries --a big part of going for walks in late summer--stopping to eat the wild blackberries & raspberries.
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 --never been brave enough to try the salty kind.  Love mango ones, though.
34. Sauerkraut  --I've lived in Germany for 18 years, off and on.  American sauerkraut is just wrong.  
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar --I've had cognac, but have zero desire to have a smelly cigar with it, and I don't think that should count, unless you're eating the cigar.
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
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  --had part of one.  I'm not a fan.
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle --well, yeah.  See above, re: lived in Germany for 18 years.
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips --they're no substitute for chocolate, that's for sure!
61. S’mores --we always have to have these whenever we're camping, whether we want them or not.  Never really had them as a kid--I preferred the roasted marshmallows by themselves--still do.
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst --it used to be my go-to fast food until all the imbisses got turned into doener stands
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs --I remember my parents having these when I was a kid.  Don't know if I ever did, though.
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake --funnel cake was always a big part of going to Cedar Point back when we had season passes
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill --seriously?
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie --there used to be a Hostess day-old store where I grew up, and we usually had a large selection of these in the freezer
78. Snail --the boys used to order these from our local doener/pizza place
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict --this doesn't really count, because when I was a kid, Eggs Benedict had hard boiled eggs and cheese sauce rather than poached eggs and hollandaise.
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare --again, when I was a kid.  My grandparents raised rabbits for a time.
87. Goulash --When I was a kid, goulash was macaroni, ground beef, and canned tomatoes.  But I've had (and made) Hungarian goulash, as well as goulash soup
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam --
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish --had it several ways, but my favorite is catfish pecan.  Which I haven't made for a while.  If it weren't such a PIA to make, I'd put it on the menu for next week.
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox --I've had them separately, but not together, does that count?
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

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