Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Omnivore's Hundred, courtesy of MadSilence

I owe my pal C over at MadSilence for this. It's a well known fact that memes are fun things, and in my mind, a food-related meme is about as good as it gets.

"Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life," says Andrew at Very Good Taste. Perusing the list, the items strike me as a weird and wonderful testament to omnivory, a list of foods only a culture as imaginative and bizarre as ours could've produced. By that, I mean general human culture, because the list contains foods from all parts of the world. If you want to play, here's how it 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 extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

Here's my list:

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison.

2. Nettle tea.
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding. On British Airways flight into Glasgow. Best airplane food ever!
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. Ripe in my garden as we speak.
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters. Never again.
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
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects. Maybe if covered in chocolate. Lots of chocolate.
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. Manna from heaven.
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal. Yuck, yuck, yuck.
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV. That was a fun walk home.
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis. New Year's Eve, Glasgow, Scotland, 2001
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
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini. Peach is the best.
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. Nasturtium, zucchini, pansies, marigolds, elderberry. I'm a floravore!
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

Hmm, looks like I've got some work to do. I don't feel particularly bad about the stinky cheeses I've missed, or that I'm not well-rounded enough to have eaten horse. But a dirty gin martini? Isn't it about time?


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