Wednesday, August 27

The Omnivore's 100

Did i really just waste spend half an hour doing this???

Posted by Andrew at very good taste, heres the 'how to'...
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 linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison (over rated)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros (looks like slops, but why not?)
4. Steak tartare mashed raw flesh just aint my thing)
5. Crocodile (of course, Im an aussie)
6. Black pudding (i cant believe this was a childhood breakfast staple)
7. Cheese fondue (yum)
8. Carp
9. Borscht (who couldnt love a pink soup?)
10. Baba ganoush
11. Calamari (i love salt and pepper squid, my husband refuses to eat sentient beings)
12. Pho (i LOVE Pho)
13. PB&J sandwich (who hasn't?)
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (does gourmet german bratwurst in sourdough from a cart count?)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle ( if white truffle ice cream is anything to go by...pass)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes( you bet, beetroot, carrot, i even have quince champagne in the cellar)
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream (even better than green tea ice cream)
21. Heirloom tomatoes (now were talking)
22. Fresh wild berries (only blackberries)
23. Foie gras (i forgot the distinction between pate de fois gras and fois gras and had a foie gras filled baguette on the lawns of Versaille Palace- my only bad memory of an otherwise PERFECT day)
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese (no thanks)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche (on my must make once in my life list)
28. Oysters
29. Baklava (in a previous lifetime i ate this every week)
30. Bagna cauda ( only my own, not in romantic italian location)
31. Wasabi peas (=beer)
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float ( does a ginger beer or sarsparilla spider count???)
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo ( what is Gumbo?)
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat (had a curried goat pie just the other day)
42. Whole insects (does an accidental fly count?)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (my birthday present of choice)
46. Fugu (i like to minimise my risks)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel (creepy looking buggers)
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (oh yum...airport fodder)
50. Sea urchin ( its the sloppy factor)
51. Prickly pear (memories of my mum serving prickly pears...slightly better than a choko)
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (ugh, have had a Big Mac in the past...)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV (home brew)
59. Poutine (ewwwww)
60. Carob chips (always dissapointing)
61. S’mores (great memories of the kids making smores by a fire late at night on a ranch in California)
62. Sweetbreads (only coz i was a kid and didnt know any better)
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (I used to pay the extra cash and ride the Durian free bus)
66. Frogs’ legs (delicious)
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette (same as for sweetmeats)
71. Gazpacho (generally not a fan of the cold soup)
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (never dawned on me to eat roadkill-thinking of Rixa)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie ( pined for a Hostess Twinkie at about age 8-10, didnt know what they were but the ads on the Archie magazines had me intrigued..along with the sea monkeys)
78. Snail (never ever- to much vision of foaming green stuff)
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini (peach bellinis a fave)
81. Tom yum (now thats more my kind of soup!)
82. Eggs Benedict (my all time fave brekky food, Eggs Benedict is WHY i go out for breakfast)
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant. (next lifetime)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers(borage, nastursium, rose, evening primrose, marigold...)
89. Horse (i could be tempted, but id had to have had quite a few beers first)
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (a looong time ago)
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa (had plain old harissa)
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano ( another on my must make list)
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidore (i looooove lobster anyhow)
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake (a bit too much like the eel)

Only 65, my foodie kudos hits an all time low...


Barbara said...

Every few years I try durian again
to remind myself why I don't like
it. Feel no guilt about wasting
half an hour - you wouldn't believe
how much time I waste looking at and pictures of
airline food!

Kel said...

pictures of airline food...please explain

Barbara said... (but it hasn't
been updated for a while). If
you ever REALLY want to avoid
your thesis, it's easy to trawl
through pictures of airline
food for hours. We leave for
Copenhagen tomorrow and I already
know what Singapore Airlines
will probably be feeding me!

Kel said...

LOL. to think its possible... im off to check it out. Have a great trip!!!!! IM SO JEALOUS!!!!