Touch of Nectar











{October 8, 2008}   The Omnivoire’s 100
Okay, so this is like the third or fourth time I’ve come across this list this week. I think the universe is trying to tell me something. Okay! Alright already! I’ll play! 🙂This is from the Very Good Taste blog. The list is a list100 things that the blogger thinks every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. And why. Let’s see how I do? Some of these I’m going to have to look up as I have no idea what they are!
The instructions:
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions. (done!)
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. (I’ll try anything once!)

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 (from Ivar’s no less!)
33. Salted
lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (had cognac, had a cigar, just not at the same time…)
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 (does cheese count?)
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $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 (probably, but I can’t say for sure!)
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. (maybe…)
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

Hmmm… About 50%. More if I take a few liberties with the list; the goat’s milk and the beer for example. And there’s some on the list that I can’t remember if I’ve tried or not. Like borscht. It’s FUN to try new foods.

How did YOU do with the list?

 

 

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Sarah says:

I was 62 tried, 38 not, of which 14 are in the not-going-ever-happen section 😉

Btw, Borscht? I’ll make you some – I grew up eating that all the time. Haven’t had it in maybe 20 years? Only my mom made it in our family.
Sarah



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