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The Omnivore’s Hundred

Ganked from lady_ganesh.

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 www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.
5) (added on) italicize foods you can't remember if you've had or not, but it seems like you should have, or you're pretty sure you have, but can't remember when.

This Blog will link you to definitions, if you don't know what something is.

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 (Kijafa)
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries (blackberries, wineberries, and huckleberries)
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 (I presume they mean the small meal known as a "cream tea," with scones spread with clotted cream)
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 (umm, in Kaopectate)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs' legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (all of 'em ... and fried dough!)
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (Disclaimer: "This deer just got hit by a car and it's a shame to waste good meat" is roadkill for this purpose. "I found a racoon on the side of the road and it doesn't smell too bad, wanna eat it?" so does not count.)
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 (deep-fried, on a bun ... it looked like a burger with legs)
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

So where are the matzoh balls? Schaav? Pickled herring?



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 4th, 2010 04:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, they need more tropical fruits, more wild game, more organ meats, more interesting vegetables!

(Did you actually like the Spam? If you're not one of those mainlanders who's squicked by the stuff, then I can make you some wacky island favorites! *chuckles*)
Mar. 4th, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)

In Girl Scout camp, we had Spam. Now, the bold doesn't mean you liked whatever-it-was, just that you've eaten it. Spam was OK, though. I loathed black pudding, and haggis tastes just like scrapple, and to hell with 'em both!

I don't like organ meats in general, actually!

Yeah, the veg are sadly neglected. Where is kohlrabi? Parsnip? Salsify?

Mar. 4th, 2010 05:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not entirely sure where Spam's disproportionate bad rap comes from -- a lot of it seems to predate the trend away from processed foods, so maybe some of it's cross-generational word-of-mouth from former GIs who ate too much of it while in the military? People joke about mystery meat but it's actually got a very short ingredient list -- just pork shoulder, ham, salt, sugar, and sodium nitrite. Nobody's gonna mistake it for health food with all that fat and sodium, but your average all-American hot dog has much squickier stuff in it!

I'm not fond of most organ meats I've tried, except for tripe in menudo or pho, but it seems like a natural sort of thing to include on a list for open-minded omnivores. And it's really lacking on even some of the less-common classic Western fruit and veg...
Mar. 6th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
I wonder if some of it is that on the mainland, Spam got associated with poverty/lower-class-ness? It's fairly cheap and keeps well, after all.

My mom used to fry up slices of Spam. Good times. :D
Mar. 4th, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
Fellow Kohlrabi lover! *embraces* *smooches kisses on both cheeks*
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