Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Would You Eat That? Play the Game.

The Omnivore's Hundred is a list of 100 items that Andrew Wheeler, co-author of the British food blog Very Good Taste, thinks every omnivore should try at least once in his life. I think I did okay. I am missing 28 items on this list. But, I have lots more years of eating ahead of me.

What do you think is missing from the list?

Andrew Wheeler has created this list as the starting point for a game, along the following rules:
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 on Very Good Taste, linking to your results.

(The cute little check marks were taken from Chocolate and Zucchini's website, where I found this list first.)

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea

3. Huevos Rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue (I love fondue!)
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba Ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho (We eat this almost every Saturday afternoon during Portland's winter.)
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses (A google search revealed this is a stinky cheese - I don't know if I had had it.)
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (We just tasted blueberry wine in Vermont.)
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 (I think I was force fed this as a child.)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (Why would you do this to yourself?)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda (This is a warm, Italian pepper sauce. I haven't had it, but now I want to eat it!)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi (Mango is better...)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
40. Oxtail (braised at Le Pigeon..mmmm)
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (I've had them chocolate covered)
43. Phaal (apparently a very spicy curry.)
44. Goat’s milk (yuk!)
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/€80/$120 or more
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (damned teacher appreciation.. I have eaten more then I should.)
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear (does it count if I have had it in drinks?)
52. Umeboshi (pickled plums!)
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (I can honestly say I have never eaten the Big Mac meal.)
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (We almost tried it in Montreal)
60. Carob chips
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (This is clay. Don't eat clay people!)
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 (not at the same time)
73. Absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost (brown cheese)
75. Roadkill (Why is this even on the list!?)
76. Baijiu (Chinese Fruit Liquor.. I had WAY to much of this in 1997.)
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong tea
80. Bellini (my first grown up cocktail!)
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 (I am growing some edible flowers right now!)
89. Horse
90. Chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano (One of my favorite food memories is a student's mom making me Mole.)
96. Bagel and lox (MMMMM!)
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99.Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

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