the omnivore's 100

everyone has been posting about this lately (including lana), and I can't help it - I'm a sucker for lists about food - so I'm posting it too. I'm also about midway through the omnivore's dilemma, so I'm all about food right now. The idea originated over at Very Good Taste - a list of 100 things that Very Good Taste thinks everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. I was surprised at home many things on this list I got to say "yes!" to, but also thought of a few more things I would add to this list (or trade from some of my 'no way!' items if I could). See below for my additions.

Here’s what you do:

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 at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

The Omnivore’s Hundred:

  1. Venison - let's say this was a one time thing
  2. Nettle tea
  3. Huevos rancheros
  4. Steak tartare - definitely interesting
  5. Crocodile - and alligator, too.
  6. Black pudding *gag*
  7. Cheese fondue - yum!
  8. Carp
  9. Borscht
  10. Baba ghanoush
  11. Calamari
  12. Pho
  13. PB&J sandwich - only when I was very little. There's no way I could eat one today, I'm a jam-hater.
  14. Aloo gobi
  15. Hot dog from a street cart
  16. Epoisses
  17. Black truffle
  18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes - Apricot wine, Grand Pre
  19. Steamed pork buns
  20. Pistachio ice cream
  21. Heirloom tomatoes
  22. Fresh wild berries
  23. Foie gras
  24. Rice and beans - my favourite comfort food
  25. Brawn, or head cheese
  26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper - yowza!
  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
  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 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
  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 - moutai!
  77. Hostess Fruit Pie
  78. Snail
  79. Lapsang souchong
  80. Bellini
  81. Tom yum
  82. Eggs Benedict - ugh hollandaise, *shudder*.
  83. Pocky
  84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant. (Time to finally get that reservation at the French Laundry! Or maybe Per Se). Separate note: Why the heck doesn't canada have ANY michelin stars? Discuss.
  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

Things I would add (a little list, though I'm sure I could think of more) - and that I have already eaten:

  1. dragon fruit
  2. falafel
  3. kimchi
  4. scallops! (which coincidentally, I don't like, but I think they should be on the list of things everyone should try once anyhow)
  5. screech
  6. bubble tea with tapioca pearls
  7. scapes
  8. cheese curds
  9. zaatar
  10. mangosteen
  11. mochi, ice cream or not.
  12. rambutan
  13. bitterballen