Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Omnivore’s Hundred Meme

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.

Here's my list - instead of crossing out items I would not consider eating, I just put them in italics.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
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
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
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
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. Ber 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 (may be willing to try b/c I love the name!)
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini (separately)
73. Loche asinthe
74. gjetost or brunost
75. Roadkill (depends how fresh the roadkill was and type of animal)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shelled 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

Looks like I still have a ways to go! But at least a lot of the things on this list that I have tried, so have my children - so they have had a good start! A bunch of the listed items I had to look up before I knew whether or not I would try them and some I didn't look up so I'm not really sure what all I may have committed myself to :)

6 comments:

TheSaxonHus said...

Wow, I have never heard of some of these and don't have a clue what might be in them!!! I do see a lot of fish items. Yuk.

Give me steak and potatoes any day.

Kelli said...

Wow! I'm not that adventuresome when it comes to strange food...I'm a chicken! LOL
~Kelli

CanadianGrandma said...

I've only eaten 31 things on your list...maybe more since I never looked up the strange names. I love most edible things from the sea! Mind you, roasted grasshoppers dipped in chocolate are a tasty item from off the land!

katiez said...

You still have a lot of 'exotic eating' to do....but how wonderful that the kids have tried so many!
There are a few that I may never have the chance - unless I start traveling more!
I do want to try Durian... I hope it was as good as I've heard!

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

That's a very interesting list!

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