Friday, August 29, 2008

The Ominvore's Hundred

This has been floating around the blogshpere for a while now. I've seen it on several blogs lately and decided to see how I scored. It's fun, give it a try and let me know how you scored!

Below is a list of 100 things that 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 how it works:

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 (the one who started it) linking to your results.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare -love carpaccio but haven't tried steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwichall the time!
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart in NY the best! Also in front of Lowes:)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes-raspberry (yuck) peach (ok) and scuppernong, a grape I guess but makes for hideous wine!
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes-look forward to summer just to get these babies!
22. Fresh wild berries—I'm sure I've picked more than the average person for sure!
23. Foie gras- one of my most fav things
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper-friend from Barbados grows them and puts them in everything!
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-drink of choice as a child. loved me an A&W rootbeer float!
36. Cognac with a fat cigar—drank cognac with a nice Scottish man on my first oversees trip in first cigar though
37. Clotted cream tea-on the breakfast tray every day at the amazing hotel we stayed at in London.
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-Oshots:)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat possibly while in Jordan, ate lots of curry. I'm sure some of it was goat. never knew what anything was, just ate:) most of it really good
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu—no I like living!
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel-on sushi
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut-only when the hot now, sign is on!
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle—lived in Germany for a year
57. Dirty gin martini—not a fan
58. Beer above 8% ABVlike I said German for a year!
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips—nasty, not chocolate! mom went thru a health food craze in late 70's and made everything with carob. the thought of it grosses me out!
61. S’moresdon't try to sub the chocolate for carob though!
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin-ate dirt as a kid. does that count?
64. Currywurstgot sick of it after a while in Germany, it's EVERYWHERE!
65. Durian-anything banned from public buildings because of its smell...probably not for me!
66. Frogs’ legs—
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cakeoh yeah every one!
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain—love it!
70. Chitterlings, or andouilletteI live in Alabama. nuff said
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini—not a big fan of caviar though
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill-no, inspite of the fact that I live in AL
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail—love escargot!
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Belliniyes please!
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedictfavorite breakfast food!
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.-yes but it's been a while:(
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse—not that I'm aware of, but it was popular in Germany, so who knows!
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam-GROSS
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa—
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta couldn't imagine life without it:)
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake
I got 64! What's your score?

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