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The Omnivore’s Hundred

The Omnivore’s Hundred is a list of 100 items that the folks at Very Good Taste thinks every omnivore should eat in their lifetime.

To play along at home…

  • 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.

My results of The Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros  (once or twice @ brunch)
4. Steak tartare (love it!)
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue  (mmmm, melty cheesey heaven!)
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush  (with some pita bread: a meal in itself!)
11. Calamari (eaten a lot of these puppies)
12. Pho 
13. PB&J sandwich
(more times than I can count!)
14. Aloo gobi  (my husband makes some of the best)
15. Hot dog from a street cart (New York, New York!!)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle  (several times. most recently with some ravioli @ B&B in Vegas)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes  (several varieties from local vineyards)
19. Steamed pork buns 

20. Pistachio ice cream (one of THE BEST ice cream flavors)
21. Heirloom tomatoes (fresh from my own garden– perfection!)
22. Fresh wild berries (used to have wild blueberries & strawberries in the woods near my house growing up)
23. Foie gras (many-a-times!)
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
  (another fave!)
29. Baklava (many times– we made this for a Freshman year Greel Literature presentation)
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas (solo, and on top of a salad)
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (how could I avoid this in New England!?!?)
33. Salted lassi (another hubby specialty)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
(when I was young… I don’t like Root Beer anymore)
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
(not recently, but once or twice in my past)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini (one of my fave drinks!)
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
(every summer!)
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 (a summertime favorite!)
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie (in my lunch whe I was a kid)

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  (if rabbit counts, then yes)
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (when I was a kid)
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

So, I’ve had 58 out of 100.  It looks like I still have quite a bit of eating to do!  How about you?

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