The Omnivore’s hundred

Thanks to Fifikins for this meme. I couldn’t resist doing this one as I buy something just because it’s exotic, and then find a recipe… hence I have pigeon peas and belacan and masa harina and wasabi seaweed in my pantry!

Instructions are:

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 (I cook borscht – Moosewood recipe)
10. Baba ghanoush (I make my own… on occasion)
11. Calamari (we cook it too – but C is a better calamari chef than I am)
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi (a family favourite thanks to “Bend it like Beckham.. Jasminda… )
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle (mostly in Umbria! I have fond memories of a truffle lunch on Easter Sunday)
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 (not for many years.  C had it often when we were in France but I rarely eat meat now)
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters (Sydney rock oysters are some of the best oysters in the world…)
29. Baklava (now I have a craving for baklava)
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi (MissN makes her own with roasted cumin seeds)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar – no cigars!!!
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (I tried honey ants!)
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 (fresh and smoked)
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (surprisingly no!  MissN said they were sickening)
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 (haven’t made it in a while but I love tom yum goong)
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 (why would one put rose petals in harissa? )
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta (a winter staple at Chez Cayless)
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

My total is (I think.. hope I counted correctly, 57 or 56 and a half, considering the cognac without the cigar)

Here is MissN enjoying churros and hot chocolate in the Chocolateria San Gines in Madrid.

MissN enjoys churros and hot chocolate in Madrid Oct 2006

MissN enjoys churros & hot chocolate - Oct 2006

Anyone game to post their list? (pun intended…)


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6 Responses to “The Omnivore’s hundred”

  1. minkydo Says:

    I would join in, but I don’t recognize 80% of those foods. Some sound scary! *lol*

  2. wjcsydney Says:

    I did have to google a few. Some ARE scary… like fugu!

  3. Trey Morgan Says:

    I love churros from Mexico. I’m sure they are the same thing. I’ve got to make a new rule about visiting your blog. “Only on a full stomach.” You make me so hungry!

  4. J D Says:

    I don’t even know what all that is!

  5. Sarah Says:

    Okay, I can surely understand never eating a McDonald’s value meal, or whatever horrendous glob of calories and cholesterol is listed, but do I understand that you have NEVER eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? My heart is so very, very sad for you. I’m not even sure you can fully understand how much God loves us if you haven’t indulged in the most wonderful combination of foods he created! 🙂 I am mailing you a sandwich this instant! It should be there in about 3 months — probably a little crusty!

  6. Dawn Says:

    I have never eaten a peanut butter and jam sandwich either!

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