Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Omnivore's Hundred

This is a list I got turned on to from Scott over at Spiritual Tramp and decided I'd take a gander.  My results and analysis are below. Bold is what I've eaten.  Regular text is what I haven't.  Strikethrough is what I refuse to eat.
The Omnivore’s Hundred:
1.  Venison
2.  Nettle tea
3.  Huevos rancheros
4.  Steak tartare
5.  Crocodile
6.  Black pudding - don't know what this is, but sounds like congealed blood.  No thanks.
7.  Cheese fondue
8.  Carp
9.  Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB and 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
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
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 - I wouldn't drink it, but I would totally make some killer sauce or something out of it.
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 - only if it was good for cooking
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
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
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef - the most amazing beef I've ever had by a good amount.
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

57 different things on this list, that's not too shabby.  I do consider myself a foodie and I get a chance to try all kinds of different things.  Anybody else willing to give this the lookover?  (originally from Lyndonology)


Lyndon said...

So what kind of snake was it and how did it taste??

Scott said...

So I'm guessing that the drinks you've crossed out are due to religious observance. I respect that. What about insects? I mean if you're gonna eat head cheese...

Sorro said...

It was rattlesnake at a Brazilian grill. It's hard to describe how it tasted. I know it's what everything tastes like, but I would say it was somewhat like a gamy chicken. Cross that with a little gator flavor mixed in and some spices (it was in sausage form), and it was actually pretty good.
The drinks were for religious reasons, but insects...I don't know that I could do that. It's more the though than the fact that they would be disgusting. It was the same reaction I had when I had to eat an entire deep fried shrimp in Japan. It's just a giant insect and it took me about 20 minutes before I finally ate it. The head cheese was something I ate because I didn't know what it was. It was better than I expected, but I'm not running back to the deli asking for more.

Lyndon said...

Neat, I find that must people that have had snake. It's usually a rattlesnake for some reason.