Monday, September 01, 2008

This is fun.

Very Good Taste posted a list of 100 things every omnivore should eat. You're supposed to go through it and mark what you've eaten, to see where you stand when compared with the ideal.

Here 'tis....

1. Venison*
2. Nettle tea*
3. Huevos rancheros*
4. Steak tartare*
5. Crocodile (I've eaten alligator. Does that count?)*
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 (only once, and to my great distress)*
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 (I've had the cognac, but not the cigar. So, close but...)
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 (I think I remember eating eel once, but I'm not sure, so I'm not starring it)
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut*
50. Sea urchin (bleah)*
51. Prickly pear*
52. Umeboshi (bleah)*
53. Abalone*
54. Paneer*
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal*
56. Spaetzle*
57. Dirty gin martini*
58. Beer above 8% ABV (duh)*
59. Poutine (Oh Poutine, my favorite food!)*
60. Carob chips (bleah)*
61. S’mores*
62. Sweetbreads (nyeah, okay)*
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs (In Louisiana, with gumbo)*
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (State Fair, duh)*
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain*
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette* 
71. Gazpacho*
72. Caviar and blini*
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost*
75. Roadkill (you have got to be fucking kidding me)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie*
78. Snail*
79. Lapsang souchong (my favorite tea)*
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 (State Fair, duh)*


Not too bad, eh? I have to credit having coworkers from all over the world and some travel for the number of asterisks on the list.

1 comment:

Penny said...

Before I went veg, I ate some rattlesnake. Meh. And I don't see Rocky Mountain Oysters on this list. Any list that has insects and not Rocky Mountain Oysters is totally bogus.

And you can call it "black" pudding if you want, but that DOESN'T CHANGE WHAT IT IS.