Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Omnivore's Hundred

The Omnivore's Hundred is a fun poll/game that has been going around the Internet this week. I first saw it on Chocolate and Zucchinni. The Omnivore's Hundred is an interesting list of 100 items that Andrew Wheeler, co-author of the British food blog Very Good Taste, thinks every omnivore should try at least once in his life. He offered this list with the following instructions:

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.

Having completed the list, you can probably see I am not a fan of strange meats or anything that might smell bad!

The Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos Rancheros
4. Steak Tartare
5. Crocodile (Had alligator in New Orleans-same thing! Tastes like chicken!)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba Ghanoush
11. Calamari (I love the Calamari at the Palm)

12. Pho
13. PB&J Sandwich (quiz should also include a fluffer nutter!)
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 (this is one of the things I would like to make from scratch)
30. Bagna Cruda
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 tikki marsala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (I grew up eating these!) I think the quiz should include the original hot out of the oven!
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle (Another thing I hope to make from scratch soon)

57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
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 (Its been a long time)
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini (I can't wait to have a party with a Bellini Bar with fresh purees! I'm thinking it would be perfect or Girl's Night)
81. Tom yum (Love it!)
82. Eggs Benedict(one of my very favorites!)
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant. (Abacus)
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 ( I grew up eating this!)
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake (I don’t ever want to be in a location where this is being served)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow... I can't believe some of the things on this list that I've actually tried! :) Scary!!