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09/15/08 The Omnivore’s 100 September 15, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 10:53 am

This is a meme … where you answer questions and link to it somewhere. I’ve always wanted to do one and this one looks really fun! Some of the weird foods have links and some don’t. I had to look up a lot of stuff at

Here’s what I want you to do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. (In my case, everything I’ve tried is in pink)
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at 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
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 (I think so)

39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail (come over, I’ll make you some braised ox tails over polenta)
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal

44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (but not that expensive)
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin (does the roe count?)
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini (I don’t like gin)

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


4 Responses to “09/15/08 The Omnivore’s 100”

  1. Julie Says:

    You can see my answers at my blog 🙂 I had to look a lot of them up too.

  2. Rhonda H Says:

    well my comments on four you haven’t yet tried:
    Durian REALLY STINKS! It’s a fruit from SE Asia with a really obnoxious smell.
    Gjetost I love — goat cheese made from the left overs after making cheese. In Italy they make ricotta and in Norway they make Gjetost. Caramel sorta flavor, yummy on toast — we ate it for breakfast when I was in Norway.
    and Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is amazing — so smooth (so very pricey too tho — even 25 or 30 years ago when I had it in SF, it was already four or five times more expensive than any other beans, but so delicious!)
    And nettle tea is good — herby, no problem with the nettles when they are dried. Soothing tea, with some healthy properties, forgot what tho. Used to drink it a lot back in my 30 year ago SF hippie tea drinking days.

    oh and a couple more: snake I had by mistake in Okinawa — very rubbery. Frog’s legs – taste like chicken but stingier. And no way in hell would you get me near haggis!!

  3. Liz Says:

    Durian – I never ate it but I remember hearing about it when we were either in Bankok or Singapore.

  4. Mary H Says:

    Hey, Liz, are you off trying the other foods on your list?

    Haggis is bland and boring. Frog legs do taste like stringy chicken. I’ve had rabbit but I don’t think any of them, even the wild ones, were hare. There is still some Lapsang Souchong in my kitchen. Goat tastes good roasted over a pit and basted with olive oil.

    If I keep going down the list, I’ll have to do one of my own!


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