08 September 2008

The Omnivore's 100

This here meme-like post is a variant of the 100 books list; instead, it's a list of 100 foods which you are to edit as to eaten, not tried, and wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. I saw it first at Fond of Snape, and later at Queen Mediocretia.

The rules are:

1) Copy this list into your blog, 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.
And the list:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp (I stand corrected; I've had gefilte fish, therefore I've had 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

I've eaten 60 61 plus two halves (cognac, not cigar; bread bowl, not clam chowder). What does your list look like?

20 comments:

Janet said...

I had nettle tea a couple weekends ago at my cousin's...no more no less than any other tea, really.

Epoisses...to DIE for!

Sober Briquette said...

come now, jell-o shots can be interesting, but probably only if you are under 25.

Kyla said...

My list would be pretty small and have lots and lots crossed out. I'm terribly picky!

Mental P Mama said...

I love this meme! I have seen it around, and I love seeing what everybody eats!

Awesome Mom said...

I am a wee bit picky too, so there would be quite a bit crossed out. I also don't drink alcohol so all those would be gone as well.

Eva said...

You should totally try umeboshi (picked plums). I love to put them, chopped, in sushi, or even better, pickled plum paste. Mouth watering just thinking of it.

painted maypole said...

i'm sensing an anti-seafood theme here....

nonlineargirl said...

So, not a fan of seafood?

zellmer said...

Never eaten a McDonald's Big Mac meal?

Or, roadkill?

How odd you are.

I am also scratching my head over the wine made from something other than grapes? What is the alternative? I feel dumb.

phd in yogurtry said...

I'm so with you on the dirty martini. Those look nasty.

the mama bird diaries said...

i had crocodile pie at jazz fest in new orleans. it was awesomely delicious.

noble pig said...

I want to find someone who has tried the Nettle Tea, I don't think I've seen one person mark it!

Angeline said...

Wow! that's a long list! Hope no one tag me on this, 'cos I've not even heard of half the food mentioned here.

niobe said...

After reading your list, I'm feeling a sudden craving for a Hostess fruit (or perhaps more accurately "fruit") pie.

Cherry, just in case you were wondering.

Kate Lord Brown said...
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Kyddryn said...

Ack!! Memed!!

I'm doing this and posting it over at my place, because I'm OCD and have to do new Memes or the world will come to an end. Truly.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

KC said...

This is awesome! I'm impressed.

I may have to do this meme...but I may need to google some of them first!

needleinahaystack said...

you have eaten carp. it is in gefilte fish.

Melissa said...

I have to do this one, too. I think I may be well up into the 80's...and I also noticed your distaste for our fine finned friends? What's up with that?

Mari said...

drinking nettle tea as i type :D