Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Omnivore's 100

I'm finding the Omnivore's 100 meme all over the blogosphere, so I thought I'd join in. I had to look up a bunch of the items, as I had never heard of them, but it was fun. If you want to take part, read the instructions and have enjoy!

Thanks to Andrew for starting the meme!

How the Omnivore's 100 works:

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: Post a comment at
Very Good Taste, linking to your results.

MY OMNIVORE'S 100 Score (66 out of 100):


1.
Venison
2. Nettle tea

3.
Huevos rancheros
4.
Steak tartare (My Beloved's favorite)
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 (don't even know what that is! Note to self: look it up.)
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 (my Dad's favorite)
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22.
Fresh wild berries
23.
Foie gras
24.
Rice and beans
25.
Brawn or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (a cross-out)
27. Dulce de leche
28.
Oysters
29.
Baklava
30.
Bagna cauda
31.
Wasabi peas
32.
Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi (I trust this is not a collie dog)

34.
Sauerkraut
35.
Root beer float
36.
Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted Cream Tea
38. Vodka Jelly/Jell-O

39.
Gumbo (but didn't like the okra slime)
40. Oxtail (stew)
41. Curried goat (curry lots but not goat)

42.
Whole insects (Chocolate covered ants)
43. Phaal (I don't have a cross-out feature but I'd have crossed this one out if I did)

44. Goat's milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more (thanks, Guy)

46.
Fugu
47.
Chicken tikka masala
48.
Eel (smoked)
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
(aaah, Belgium!)
59. Poutine (looks positively scary)

60.
Carob chips (only once and never again!)
61. S’mores
62.
Sweetbreads
63. kaolin (had to look it up - a mineral? I'm not big on eating minerals, except salt)

64. Currywurst
65. Durian

66.
Frogs' legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (no, yes, yes, yes)
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 (probably, in my misspent youth, along with Twinkies)
78. Snail

79.
Lapsang Souchong
80.
Bellini
81. Tom Yum

82.
Eggs Benedict
83.
Pocky
84.
3 Michelin Star Tasting Menu
85.
Kobe beef
86. Hare

87.
Goulash
88.
Flowers
89. Horse (Probably, in boarding school in France but our headmistress wouldn't admit it)

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 (a cross-out, I think)

7 Comments:

Blogger Dagny said...

If you want to try the vodka jello, just come with me the next time my neighbor's throw a party. ;-)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

You've probably had aloo gobi! (Look it up.)

How to strike through a word or phrase: surround it with these tags: [s] [/s]

(but replace the square brackets with pointy ones; <>
Blogger doesn't accept these tags in comments but they work fine in posts.)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008  
Blogger namastenancy said...

Aloo gobi is a potato/cauliflower curry and I'm sure you've had it. Actually, goat - if prepared properly - is good. When I lived in Trinidad (Dad in charge of down range missile sites at the base), one of his worker's families ran an Indian restaurant specializing in Roti. I ate every variety and liked them all, including the goat. On the other hand, the goat was so melted into the curry sauce that it all just tasted like curry - good good curry. Salted Lassi is good as well - it's a milk/yogurt drink and it's delicious on hot days. I'm with you on the scotch bonnet. I can't imagine anybody who could eat a whole one raw. Ouch!
What a great meme!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008  
Anonymous Mrs. L said...

What a fun meme! I had to participate once I found out I actually had eaten at least half of the things listed (and now have a new list of things to try).

Tuesday, August 19, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Dagny, is it like Jello Jigglers, only alcoholic?

Cookiecrumb, nope, I looked that one up and I've had veggie curry but not dry like that. Thanks for the tip on crossing out!

Nancy, fun, isn't it - are you tempted to do it on your blog?

Mrs.I, you've got some guts, to try some of the stuff you've eaten!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008  
Blogger Dagny said...

That's about what they are. You make it in little plastic cups about the size of shot glasses. To consume, you shake it out of the cup into your mouth. Last December my neighbors made them in red and green for their holiday party.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Dagny, holy cow!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008  

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