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Omnivore’s 100

I think this is my first non-recipe post, but it’s so fun I thought I’d share it anyway.

I learned about this from one of my favorite foodie sites, Serious Eats. Apparently, a blog called Very Good Taste published a list called Omnivore’s 100, where bloggers are asked to copy the list onto their blogs, bold the items they’ve tried, and strike out any they’re not willing to try.

Here’s mine — not bad, right? ;)

1. Venison – thanks to Tra Vigne
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros – Nathan and I can whip out some pretty decent ones too. Possibly a future post.
4. Steak tartare – thanks to Bar Crudo
5. Crocodile – does alligator count? I guess not.
6. Black pudding – thank to some bed and breakfast in Wales I forgot the name of
7. Cheese fondue – I even tried to make this once.
8. Carp – I’m pretty sure I’ve had this in Hong Kong, but not 100% sure since I don’t know the translations of fish names.
9. Borscht – thanks to Katia’s
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho – I want some now
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart – this might not count because I had a hot dog from the ‘Let’s Be Frank’ cart at Slow Food Nation
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle – only shavings of it, though.
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes – thanks to umeshu, Japanese plum wine…which are way too sweet. Bleh!
19. Steamed pork buns – only one of my favorite dim sums!
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras – thanks to Chez Papa
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese – thanks to Incanto
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper – no way!
27. Dulce de leche – in Chile, they call it ‘cajeta’, which a postdoc in the lab thinks sounds terrible. But then, he’s Argentinian.
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda – oo sounds like something I would love!
31. Wasabi peas – c’mon, I’m Asian!
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl – yes, I know it’s cliche
33. Salted lassi – thanks to Udupi Palace
34. Sauerkraut – I might be having some tonight!
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O – my roommates and I made that for a party once. Then people started throwing them. Cleanup was not fun.
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat – thanks to Shalimar
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal – I’m curious
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 – does it count if I’ve had it in a drink?
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle – again, I might have some tonight!
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine – thanks to Brian and Michelle’s wedding, when we ate some at the airport on the way home
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores – I still don’t get why people go crazy for these
62. Sweetbreads – thanks to Cyrus
63. Kaolin – that’s a ‘probably not’
64. Currywurst
65. Durian – I know I’m Asian, but I still think it smells like trash
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho – um, yes
72. Caviar and blini – again, thanks to Katia’s
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu – thanks to a “tasting” in the lab, but it was still gross
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong – I have a big tin at home, which Nathan dubs “Campfire tea”
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky – c’mon, I’m Asian!
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant – I wish
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash – thanks to a Hungarian postdoc in the lab… and Cafe Prague
88. Flowers – I used to buy salad greens from this stand at the farmers’ market and they would throw in a bunch of edible flowers for free!
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate – I don’t know, have I?
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 – not very different from chicken/pork, especially in soup form

7 Comments

  1. Brian said:
    11 September 2008 at 8:10 pm

    What? You’ve never had a root beer float? I’m confused

    It wasn’t roadkill per se, but we actually tried raccoon this past weekend. A bit gamey, but neither objectionable nor particularly interesting.

  2. angi said:
    11 September 2008 at 8:28 pm

    I know it’s kind of weird that I’ve never had a root beer float. But I don’t really like root beer and I don’t eat much ice cream!

    I think Racoon can be a ‘maybe’ for roadkill.

    You guys should do a list!

  3. Ben said:
    16 September 2008 at 3:49 pm

    I can totally understand that. Who wants to eat soft, melted ice cream? ;)

  4. triet said:
    17 September 2008 at 7:22 pm

    that’s a great list. i’m gonna do mine when i get some free time.

  5. parutron said:
    22 January 2009 at 12:25 am

    hi angi! what a fun list + blog (i love serious eats too!) i’m amazing at how much i’ve covered on the list being a vegetarian and all. but what in the world is kaolin? and why haven’t i heard of it or been offered it? i will have to look into it. i just tried a grasshopper the other day – some friends brought some back from oaxaca…….

  6. parutron said:
    22 January 2009 at 12:26 am

    i’m amazed, i mean. though i like to think i’m amazing too. hehe.

  7. angi said:
    22 January 2009 at 1:22 am

    Thanks Parul! I think it’d be hard to find Kaolin in the US…? But what do I know, since I haven’t really looked for it. Grasshopper, though? Hardcore.

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