The Omnivore's Hundred

The blogosphere has been buzzing about a list posted by Andrew Wheeler at Very Good Taste, a UK food blog. It includes 100 foods that he thinks "every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life." There are 37 items I have not experienced, so apparently I have some work to do.

To check a few more items off my list, it looks like a trip to the cheese monger will be on the agenda for Saturday, and bagna cauda may be on the menu at our house soon (sorry A, I can't leave the anchovies out of this one).

Here are the suggested guidelines for the game:
  • Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
  • Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
  • Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
  • Optional extra: Post a comment at Very Good Taste linking to your results.
My Version of the VGT Omnivore's Hundred:
  1. Venison
  2. Nettle tea
  3. Huevos rancheros
  4. Steak tartare
  5. Crocodile
  6. Black pudding
  7. Cheese fondue (Christmas Eve is not complete without this)
  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 (one is probably enough)
  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 (maybe on the next trip to the UK)
  26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (I'm a baby about spicy things)
  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 (I've finally gotten over my hatred of this)
  35. Root beer float
  36. Cognac with a fat cigar
  37. Clotted cream tea
  38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (not sure I want to admit this one)
  39. Gumbo
  40. Oxtail
  41. Curried goat
  42. Whole insects
  43. Phaal
  44. Goat’s milk (but yes, if cheese counts)
  45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
  46. Fugu (doesn't seem worth the risk)
  47. Chicken tikka masala
  48. Eel
  49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
  50. Sea urchin
  51. Prickly pear
  52. Umeboshi
  53. Abalone (maybe if the supply is controlled)
  54. Paneer
  55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
  56. Spaetzle
  57. Dirty gin martini
  58. Beer above 8% ABV
  59. Poutine (but Quebec is on the short list of places to visit)
  60. Carob chips
  61. S’mores
  62. Sweetbreads
  63. Kaolin (this doesn't qualify as a food to me)
  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 (more likely now that it's easier to get)
  74. Gjetost, or brunost
  75. Roadkill (no thanks)
  76. Baijiu
  77. Hostess Fruit Pie (the middle school snack bar was not known for its cuisine)
  78. Snail
  79. Lapsang souchong (a staple at our office)
  80. Bellini
  81. Tom yum
  82. Eggs Benedict
  83. Pocky
  84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant (maybe if I get a raise!)
  85. Kobe beef
  86. Hare
  87. Goulash
  88. Flowers
  89. Horse (the American in me is showing)
  90. Criollo chocolate
  91. Spam (that real food problem again)
  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

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