Friday, September 5, 2008

The Omnivore’s Hundred

Been lazy about posting for a bit, but this one's an easy one!

Jill and Andrew of Very Good Taste want to get a little interactivity in the world of food-bloggery so came up with the Omnivore's Hundred which is:

"a list of 100 things that I[Andrew] think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food - but a good omnivore should really try it all. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers."

Here’s what he wants you to do:

  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.
Omnivorous Rex’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

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

What's your One Hundred like?


Albany Jane said...

Mine was, uh, much less impressive.

Oh, and I tried one of those Nipper dogs - you were right! They were fantastic!

Unknown said...

ummmnnn... we know where 73 came from...

Sandor said...

I'm sure I have no idea what you're talking about.

Anonymous said...

I've had 89 of 'em. I have not experienced the following:

5) Crocodile – although I’ve eaten and even cooked alligator.
16) Epoisses
42) Whole Insects – although I have if chocolate covered varieties count.
46) Fugu
52) Umeboshi
63) Kaolin
75) Roadkill – at least not knowingly
76) Baijiu – Chinese shoxing rice wine yes, but I’ve never tried this.
84) Tasting menu
89) Horse
93) Rose Harissa – I’ve eaten a number of harissas (and made my own), but not a rose variety.

Sandor said...

If you weren't so selfish with your durian, I'd be one closer!