Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Just for fun...the Omnivore's 100

Over on Very Good Taste, check out "Omnivore's 100"--things Jill and Andrew think we should try. Granted it's their list, but the blog is getting people involved by asking them to copy the list to their own blogs and list what they've eaten...

Here's the list, with things I've tried bolded--on my first count I get 73, although I include rabbit when he asks "hare." I think I've had tom yum, but must confirm first...ah, yes--Thai soup...add that to the list. I think I'm up to 74. And there are some things I will probably never try...Horse, for one..Fugu, for, and most certainly not roadkill...There are things I've never heard of: phaal (A super hot curry, hotter than vindaloo, it says.. I love Indian food, but steer clear of super spicy...not likely to have been looking, ever, for this), Kaolin (am I right? Is this clay? Why would that be on a 100 things to eat list???), Baiju (Chinese grain alcohol)...Pocky...oh, Ha. Number 75. Chocolate covered cookie sticks from Japan...sold locally at our World Market. I didn't know those were pocky...

Of the things I haven't tried but most definitely will: Criollo chocolate, a tasting meal at a Michelin three-star restaurant, and poutine, which I can get during the winter here in S. Florida when the French Canadians head south.

Feel free to comment and post the list with your own tastes so far..and check out the original over at Very Good Taste.
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
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
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
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
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat 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
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
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
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
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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