The Omnivore’s 100

This fun foodie meme is via Omnivore Herbivore Carnivore via Very Good Taste. I am an adventurous eater for the most part – I’ll try anything once. I don’t know a lot of items on this list, or haven’t had access to them. I was 18 years old before I even tasted a bagel. It was pretty much all eastern North Carolina country food up until college. I add my personal comments in italics.

How It All Works:

1) Copy the 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: Post a comment at Very Good Taste, linking to your results

The 100

1. Venison (YUM! With grits and gravy – double yum!)

2. Nettle tea

3. Huevos rancheros (I don’t know why – I’ve eaten similar dishes)

4. Steak tartare

5. Crocodile (I’ll eat alligator if I have another opportunity to buy it.)

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 (I’d try it in a heartbeat if offered.)

18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes

19. Steamed pork buns (Eh, depends on the situation. I generally avoid pork from inhumane or unknown sources.)

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 (just a fingernail clipping-sized taste – whew!)

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 (ick)

35. Root beer float

36. Cognac with a fat cigar (separately, not in combination.)

37. Clotted Cream Tea

38. Vodka Jelly/Jell-O (would try to be polite, but otherwise I hate Jell-O.)

39. Gumbo

40. Oxtail

41. Curried goat

42. Whole insects (I’m sure that we all have by accident without knowing, but I can’t go there on purpose yet.)

43. Phaal

44. Goat’s milk

45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more

46. Fugu

47. Chicken tikka masala

48. Eel

49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (it originated 30 miles from here)

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

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 (uh, hell no.)

76. Baijiu

77. Hostess Fruit Pie

78. Snail (I was very drunk and trying to appear as fearless as my dinner companion. I don’t remember the taste.)

79. Lapsang Souchong

80. Bellini

81. Tom Yum

82. Eggs Benedict

83. Pocky

84. 3 Michelin Star Tasting Menu

85. Kobe beef

86. Hare

87. Goulash

88. Flowers

89. Horse

90. Criollo chocolate

91. Spam (oh God, how horrible.)

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 (My Great Aunt Mildred got mad at someone once who shot a rattlesnake in such a way that he “ruined the meat.”)

How many have you eaten?

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