Monday, August 25

the omnivore’s 100

I saw this and was intrigued. I am very curious about what others have tried, as well. I'm not going to tag anyone specifically, but if you read this blog, please participate and leave a comment so I can read your list!

Here’s what you 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. (I just put no in front of these because I can't figure out how to cross them out)
4) Optional extra: Post a comment at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

1. Venison - but NEVER AGAIN. I've eaten several game animals that I would never consider eating of my own volition, thanks to my brother-in-law (oryx, anyone?)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros - hmm, eggs
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding - According to Wikipedia, "Black pudding or (less often) blood pudding is a British English term for sausage made by cooking blood with a filler until it is thick enough to congeal when cooled" I might try it, just once.
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 - this is a cheese that is incredibly strong smelling. I just don't know if I could do it! I love cheese, just not incredibly strong, stinky ones! Another "I'd try it once" item.
17. Black truffle
18. NO: Fruit wine made from something other than grapes - I don't drink alcohol, so this one would be out.
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras - "I'd try it once"
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese - "I'd try it once"
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. NO: Cognac with a fat cigar - geez, I don't smoke either
37. Clotted cream tea
38. NO: Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. NO: Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu - pufferfish? Can't this stuff kill you? Maybe
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. NO: Dirty gin martini
58. NO: Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin -why would you eat this?
64. Currywurst
65. Durian - oh so smelly - this is one of the few things Andrew Zimmern can't eat. I'd be willing to try, but if he can't eat it, who knows if I would be able to!
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. NO: Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill - oh man, would there be conditions attached to this one!
76. BNO: Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. NO: 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. NO: Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

I'll try anything once. Other things I've already tried not on the list:
kimchi, octopus, cuy (guinea pig), lychee, mochi cake, poi
Of course, I didn't say I liked all of them. I actually liked the first three items listed, didn't really like the last three items.
We went to an Asian buffet last week and my son Benson got an oyster and a baby octopus to try. REALLY didn't like the oyster but thought the baby octopus was fine. He'll try pretty much anything, which makes cooking so very easy.
Jack, on the other hand, is barely branching out from his previous food requirement: that everything be a shade of white or beige. White rice, white bread, bananas, cottage cheese.
Oh, and Goldfish crackers, because I haven't met a kid yet who wouldn't eat those.

3 comments:

stancesandstitches said...

I'm doing it!

Jacquie said...

so much of this i don't even know what it is...i thought i was an adventurous eater, but now i know i'm not.

Waldeck Dry Goods said...

I'm doing this right now on my blog.