Monday, August 18, 2008

the omnivore's hundred

Chocolate & Zucchini posted about The Omnivore's Hundred: "an eclectic and entirely subjective 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." Since I haven't posted in a while, I thought I'd be game for this little game. Here are the rules:

1. Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2. Bold all the items you’ve eaten (like C&Z, I added an asterisk for the items I'm particularly fond of).
3. Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. (I don't know how to do this, so I'll just say "nope" on the ones I feel strongly about)
4. Optional extra: post a comment on Very Good Taste, linking to your results.
(Note: links are copied from the original post.)

So, here we go!

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
5. Crocodile (let's say alligator counts)
6. Black pudding (nope)
7. Cheese fondue*
8. Carp
12. Pho
15. Hot dog from a street cart
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes* (mmm, Manischewitz!)
19. Steamed pork buns*
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes* (why did it take me so long to appreciate tomatoes?)
22. Fresh wild berries*
25. Brawn, or head cheese (nope)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
28. Oysters
29. Baklava*
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut (which just stopped up my sink, so not so fond of sauerkraut tonight!)
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 (nope)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut*
50. Sea urchin
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
60. Carob chips
63. Kaolin
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs (tastes like chicken - no, really)
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake*
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain*
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
81. Tom yum*
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
86. Hare (I'm counting rabbit. Anything bunny-esque.)
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish*
95. Mole poblano (though I'm a big fan of mole other stuff)
96. Bagel and lox* (OK, I confess, I don't like lox, but I like bagels enough to give it an * anyway)
98. Polenta*
100. Snake (also tastes like chicken - no, really)
Wow - only 61 out of 100, if I counted right... I guess I have some eating to do! (For the record, there are several things on the list that I can't identify.)


joshmess said...

i am so damn hungry.

meredith said...

you've eaten snake? really?

Jodi said...

I got a little nauseated reading this list. Blech.

Anonymous said...

I love (and amazed) that you are open to road kill.

Denis Faye said...

At some point in my life, I've eaten all your "nopes" -- except the whole bug was an accident.