Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Omnivore's Hundred

Here is a fun activity. It is a list of 100 food items that I have, have not, or refuse to try. Taken from Very Good Taste, it's kinda like a MySpace survey, but with food!

Yes, I am a dork.

Ok, here we go!
P.S. There will be a lot of stuff crossed out, considering my half-assed vegetarian status. Meh. I'm ok with it.

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 at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.


The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
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 (these composed the majority of my diet between the ages of 4 and 9) 
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 (Mostly because of the Big Mac. McDonald's is gross)
56.
Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
(I've had a vodka one of these. Blech. I do not like dirty martinis.)
58.
Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
(I so want to try this!)
60.
Carob chips
61.
S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
(I have NO IDEA what this is. I looked it up online and could only find a reference to a type of metal)
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 (My dad often joked with me when I was a kid that he was making snake soup for dinner. Does this count?)

3 comments:

Carole said...

you can get poutine at the Belgian Fries cart on Hawthorne and 11th!!

Haven't tried them yet but I know it's available: )

VCK said...

Sweet! I'll have to check it out.

TD said...

I couldn't find #63 anywhere either...I got the same metal reference you did. Odd.