Thursday, August 21, 2008

Omnivore's Hundred

By way of I came across this little foodie puzzle of sorts. The most rewarding part for me was looking up a few of the items I had no clue what they were. Nearly 400 people have added links to the Very Good Taste blog in response to this. As you can see I've missed out on nearly 30 items on the list, and only roadkill is a no touch item for me.

Here’s what I want you to do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.

2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.

3) Crossout 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. Venison2. Nettle tea 3. Huevos rancheros4. Steak tartare5. Crocodile6. Black pudding7. Cheese fondue 8. Carp9. Borscht 10. Baba ghanoush11. Calamari 12. Pho13. PB&J sandwich14. Aloo gobi15. Hot dog from a street cart16. Epoisses17. Black truffle18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes19. Steamed pork buns20. Pistachio ice cream21. Heirloom tomatoes22. Fresh wild berries23. Foie gras24. Rice and beans25. Brawn, or head cheese26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper27. Dulce de leche28. Oysters29. Baklava30. Bagna cauda31. Wasabi peas32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl 33. Salted lassi 34. Sauerkraut35. Root beer float36. Cognac with a fat cigar 37. Clotted cream tea 38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O39. Gumbo40. Oxtail 41. Curried goat42. Whole insects43. Phaal 44. Goat’s milk 45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more46. Fugu 47. Chicken tikka masala48. Eel49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut50. Sea urchin51. Prickly pear52. Umeboshi53. Abalone54. Paneer55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal56. Spaetzle57. Dirty gin martini58. Beer above 8% ABV 59. Poutine 60. Carob chips 61. S’mores62. Sweetbreads 63. Kaolin64. Currywurst 65. Durian66. Frogs’ legs67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake 68. Haggis 69. Fried plantain 70. Chitterlings, or andouillette 71. Gazpacho72. Caviar and blini73. Louche absinthe 74. Gjetost, or brunost75. Roadkill76. Baijiu 77. Hostess Fruit Pie78. Snail 79. Lapsang souchong 80. Bellini81. Tom yum82. Eggs Benedict83. Pocky 84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant. 85. Kobe beef86. Hare87. Goulash88. Flowers 89. Horse90. Criollo chocolate 91. Spam92. Soft shell crab 93. Rose harissa 94. Catfish95. Mole poblano96. Bagel and lox97. Lobster Thermidor98. Polenta99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee100. Snake


maybelle's mom said...

interesting exercise huh. But, what about 79? You wrote about going to china town; next time pick some up.

Michael Walsh said...

I will look for it next time I go. I know i tried 'smoked tea' once, and didn't care for it, it tasted like burnt. But, I am willing to give lapsang souchong a chance.

Rachel said...

Wow! I've actually had a few random things you haven't -- what kind of world is this? My thoughts on them are: Nettle tea -- awesome, crocodile -- skip it, borscht -- great with beer, curried goat -- yum!, carob chips -- stick to chocolate, haggis -- yummy but not for the faint of heart!

I would love to know about head cheese, black pudding, and Umeboshi. What is Umeboshi?

Michael Walsh said...

Head cheese is one of those things that if you have an appreciation for the process the end result will most likely taste a little better, same idea as haggis i would say. by no means am i going to the fridge for a headcheese sandwich this afternoon.

Black pudding comes on the brunch plates at The Harp. A good spot half way to any sporting event for me. it's a little irish theme bar, nice patio. Again, this is something i wouldn't order a side of, but i eat it every time.

Umeboshi is pickled plums. I had some that where pickled, dried, then coated in sugar. at the asian grocery they come in cool little clear plastic boxes, that is the real reason i bought them. They are like ancient japanese sour candies.