Friday, September 05, 2008

The Omnivore's 100 ....mmmm- a food post for Friday!

Instructions: (from The Very Good Taste Blog)

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.



The VGT 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 (with the codicil that I'm pretty sure that it wasn't "real" Baba Ganoush
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 (My Dad was a winemaker, and consistently won prizes for his strawberry wine. My usual taste in wine is extremely dry, and white, but damn, the strawberry wine was GOOD!)
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 (I'm Pennsylvania Dutch background- this wasn't an option).
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 (nope, but it sounds like I'd like it).
34. Sauerkraut (Yes, and if there is a Satan, he lives on Sauerkraut). See Pennsylvania Dutch reference above, as this made regular appearances on my dining table as a child. Amazingly enough, much as I dislike eating it, there's very little in my experience that approaches the zen of making it. Pounding cabbage (and adding spices, salt, and love in the proper doses), is not only a good physical workout, but there's a lot of spiritual things that go on as well. Or maybe that's just because I've only made it with my family).
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (Absolutely. I don't like the taste of cigars or cognac separately, but I'm distinctly "unfeminine" enough that I love them together.)
37. Clotted cream tea Oh God yes.
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat (I have family who raise goats, and it's awesome).
42. Whole insects (Grasshoppers? I've had chocolate ones. My daughter used to pick caterpillars off of neighbouring bushes when the kids were still in their stroller, which grosses her out to no end now).
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk Great for making soap too!
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 (An old SO brought them up from Tennessee for us. Apparently they're better before the 12 hour drive).
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal Once. I don't like meat with things on it, unless they're not pickles and mayonnaise.
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini When Satan's not eating sauerkraut, he's right in there with the olives.
58. Beer above 8% ABV I live in Canada, and I'm from a family of beer-makers.
59. Poutine Ha- I'm Canadian! REAL Poutine has no relation to what you find in most shops.
60. Carob chips Health food phase...wouldn't do it again.
61. S’mores Every chance I get! Only over a campfire though.
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin I always thought that Kaolin was rocks, so no.
64. Currywurst I don't even want to know.
65. Durian Not yet...maybe in February.
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake If God were real, these would be staples.
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette One of the reasons why pigs were invented.
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe Not all it's cracked up to be- it's been legal up here for a while.
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill - If you run over something up here, you can keep it. Venison is good.
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum - it sounds great!
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky I've had something similar, but I guess it doesn't count.
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse I was lucky enough to have a stepmother who had lived in Holland. Even though I was a horse-mad teenager at the time, she didn't tell me what it was until the meal was over. It was incredibly good.
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam I'm married to an American. Not only have I eaten it, I have a sad amount of it in my cupboards.
92. Soft shell crab One of the reasons that we're alive.
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox I loved it before I knew that it was called bagels and lox. I always just called it smoked salmon on a bagel until I married a New York Jewish guy. I've got to say that it's almost reason enough in itself to be married.
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta I live in an Italian town, and it's cheap. Student staple.
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee Same thing. A University town, and we drank it to be cool. I can't say that my taste buds are really up to distinguishing coffee tastes in the morning, but I like it.
100. Snake


If you want to do it yourself...here's the original list with none of my comments on it.

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


People who I would love to see their answers...
Juli
Mark
Teeni, with one of the best blog names ever.
Casdok
Ann
Phil
Chris
TBATM

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3 comments:

teeni said...

I really like this one - it's neat to see what people have eaten and their opinions when they add them. LOL. Thanks for emailing me. I also have seen the vegan 100 going around so maybe I will just do both of these things - what do you think? Cuz I'm a true Vaguetarian, you know. ;)

Casdok said...

C has never eaten any of these! I do a lot better!

And wishing you luck over the next few months. Hope they are positive!

Blei said...

First Meme I've ever done. You finally got me.

http://onemansjourney.blogspot.com/2008/09/meme-i-can-get-behind.html#links