Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Omnivore Hundred

The Very Good Taste Blog have something they call The Omnivore's 100 and someone sent it to me to check out, so I figured I'd play along. Below is their list of 100 things that they think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. Bolded are all the items I’ve eaten. Let's see how many I've tried...

C.B.'s Omnivore’s Hundred:

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
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
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
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
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

So it looks like I'm 79 out of 100. Wow. Living in Japan helped out on a large part of the list though.

I've of course had clam chowder, but never from a sour dough bowl.
I've had absinthe but not the one listed here.
Don't even know what clotted cream tea is.
Not crazy enough to try a scotch bonnet raw.
Not sure what Kaolin is either.
Currywurst I've been dying to eat and will do so in Berlin in October.
And you ain't never getting me to smoke a cigar. So that's out.
Same with tomoatoes. No way.
Everything else, I just haven't had the chance to taste yet, but am looking forward to!

All in all, not too shabby!


Absinthe On The Net said...

Just a quick note: Louche Absinthe is a method of preparing absinthe. You pour a dose of absinthe into a glass and slowly add ice cold water. As the water is added, the absinthe takes on a milky, opalescent color. This is the called the louche. If you louche an absinthe, you have added water.



Jennifer Juniper said...

I was considering posting this on MY blog with MY thing in bold, but what I've tried out of this is such a short list that it makes more sense for me to just delete what I HAVEN'T tried and comment here.

11. Calamari
13. PB&J sandwich
15. Hot dog from a street cart
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
22. Fresh wild berries
24. Rice and beans
27. Dulce de leche
31. Wasabi peas
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
61. S’mores
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
69. Fried plantain
73. Louche absinthe
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
83. Pocky
86. Hare
94. Catfish

Hmmmm...actually more than I thought, maybe I WILL put it on my blog... Now I want to like make it a point to try all...well, MOST...of these!!!

Topher Seal said...

the Horse should be horse tenderloin

C.B. Cebulski said...

Nothing beats fresh horse tataki with spicy mustard in Fukuoka!

ImJusKat58 said...

Lapsang souchong is merely a black tea from China. It's lovely!

Jonathan A Moore said...

Oh man. I don't know how you feel about chocolate, sir, but Criollo is amazing. One of my favorite chocolatiers from Oregon:

Also on twitter @lilliebellefarm

I'd try some ASAP! (but after that, wait a couple months so you don't have to break the bank on expedited shipping on account of the heat)

Jennifer Juniper said...

Had myself some Huevos Rancheros on my last day in San Diego! Adding it to the list! ;-)

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pablo lizalde said...

after you visit to Argentina, you may add some other foods from here, like asado, several kind of icecreams, types of pizza, etc, you´ll find out :)
glad you know dulce de leche!