Monday, September 08, 2008

the omnivore's one hundred

I haven't done a meme in a while and just found this one on KellyGO's shared feed. Very Good Taste (via Postbourgie and Ezra Klein) gave a list of food items, plus 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 linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison (my nephews like to hunt, Monkeyrotica likes a cooking challenge)
2. Nettle tea
(I'm a bit of an herbal tea tester)
3. Huevos rancheros

4. Steak tartare (I'm not sure here, I rarely do rare or raw red meat)
5. Crocodile (or alligator beignet)
6. Black pudding
(first in Ireland, and then at home. Dash likes it!)
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
(one of Monkeyrotica's favorites!)
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
(DC half smokes, too!)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (mead)
19. Steamed pork buns
(mmmm, dim sum)
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
(practically a staple, how did it get on this list?)
25. Brawn, or head cheese
(Eve called it tête du cochón. doesn't that sound better?)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
(mmm, oyster shooters at M&S)
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. Cognac with a fat cigar (not into cigars)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
(a Mr. Monkey regular menu item)
40. Oxtail
(Mr. Monkey makes this as soup)
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
(anyone remember "The Insect Club?")
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
(hello, there's one down the street?)
50. Sea urchin
(whuuuuah, terrible. but I ate part of it.)
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
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips (it was the 70s. my mom loved her the health food store.)
61. S’mores
(I was a Campfire Girl)
62. Sweetbreads
(Eve, again)
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
(one of our kids' favorite treats)
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
(that means rabbit, right?)
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
(outside of Tempe, AZ)

I'm pretty sure that I've eaten all those things (or maybe I have trouble separating just watching "A Cook's Tour" from reality) and I won't completely write off trying the things I haven't bolded.

I tag my usual suspects, or at least a few folks who have commented here recently:

Dee, Dees, Hill Rat, Kelly, Catherine, Wreke, and PhilFree


  1. Does the chili cheese fries from Ben's Chili Bowl count as "ghetto poutine?"

  2. mmm. thanks for the tag. i'll try it out tomorrow after my scan, since i can't eat until afterwards.

    incidentally, you'll be tagged tomorrow, too, missy :-) promise!

  3. Monkeyrotica: Maybe!

    Wreke, you can think about food, right? That's some sort of scan. Looking forward to my tag!

  4. I keep meaning to blog about this, but it seems like I get almost no uninterrupted computer time these days. Thanks for the nudge!

  5. I created a whole page on my blog for this. I love food. It's an interesting selection they chose. Do you have any idea what kaolin is?

  6. XUP, all I got from wikipedia was that kaolin is some kind of mineral/food additive that used to be part of kaopectate? There was no info about how you might find a meal of it. Let me know if you see anything!

    Kelly: reach through that worm-hole tear in time that's right behind your fridge, pop in for a few hours and nobody will be the wiser! Be careful to use a string to get back (remember the minotaur's labyrinth).


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