Sunday, August 17, 2008

Omnivore's Hundred List (Or Man Have I Eaten A Lot of Funky Stuff!)

I saw this on Stephanie's site and it looked like fun to do. It comes from Andrew at Very Good Taste and is a list of things he thinks every Omnivore should have tried at least once in their lives. Since Andrew is from the UK, a few things were not as familiar to me but he has the links to look them up on Wikipedia on his site. (For instance I didn't know "clotted cream tea" meant having tea taken with scones and clotted cream--which I have done), It's a pretty eclectic list and I was surprised that I ended up having tried 75 of them! I feel very lucky (I think!) to have traveled a lot, through Asia and the UK for work and to have spent time with people that liked to make me eat unusual things! It said to cross out things you would never try and I hate to say never so I didn't cross anything out but I am honestly not looking to sample snake, horse, headcheese or sweetbreads anytime soon!

Here are the details if you want to see how many you have tried!

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

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/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat (I have had goat in a tagine but not curried)
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
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 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

Let me know if you do the list. What do you think is missing? Would you add anything? I think fresh churned homemade vanilla bean ice cream and fresh picked peaches should be on every foodie list too!


  1. very intense list! I am amazed you tried 75 of the items!

  2. You have tried so many! Wow! Very interesting list, I've tried a lot of the meatless items, wonder if there's a vegetarian list out there...

  3. Oh, man what a fun list. And yep, I've tried loads of those things.

  4. Kat--lots of travel in Asia especially helped!

    Andrea--There should be a veggie one! I think the other writer at that Blog is veg--maybe she will do one!

    Prudy--excellent-its good to try new things!


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