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The Omnivore’s Hundred Meme [Sep. 3rd, 2008|11:54 am]
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Found this on a food blog, not sure if it has made the rounds yet. Feel free to screw up everyone's Friend pages with it.

"Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food—but a good omnivore should really try it all. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers."

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.
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.

(I have added person editorial comments, because I know that I am fucking fascinating.)

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 (tastes like earwax)
11. Calamari 
12. Pho 
13. PB&J sandwich 
14. Aloo gobi 
15. Hot dog from a street cart (once a week on average) 
16. Epoisses -- don't know what this is
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes  (Virginia apple wine)
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 -- ehhhhhh I would eat this but I'd need to be sold.
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (I do not recommend this) 
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters 
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda -- don't know what this is
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 (I've done bourbon and scotch, but no, not Cognac. I could remedy this easily, I suppose.)
37. Clotted cream tea (next time I'm in Devon)
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (Too old when I went to college.)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects  (Oh fuck you and this Fear Factor bullshit)
43. Phaal (Waiting til I'm in Edinburgh)
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (Close, never broken $100 mark.)
46. Fugu (Waiting til I'm in Tokyo)
47. Chicken tikka masala 
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin (Hated it )
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi -- don't know what this is
53. Abalone 
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle 
57. Dirty gin martini 
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (Next time I'm in Canadia.)
60. Carob chips (And yuck.)
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads (Next time I'm in London.)
63. Kaolin -- does kaopectate count?
64. Currywurst (but not in Berlin; nopt sure this counts)
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (all of the above)
68. Haggis (Waiting til I'm in Edinburgh.)
69. Fried plantain 
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette  (No, just no.)
71. Gazpacho 
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost  -- or I'm pretty sure
75. Roadkill  (Oh FUCK you and your Fear Factor bullshit twice.)
76. Baijiu -- don't know what this is
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 (One more time, FUCK you.)
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam 
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa -- don't know what this is
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee (Waiting to do this in Jamaica.)
100. Snake  


[User Picture]From: splifford
2008-09-03 06:46 pm (UTC)
Geez...if horse is on the menu, why not dog? I'm actually surprised that Ostrich isn't on the list, either. Or Buffalo.

And as for the whole bugs thing...what about shrimp or lobster...those are aquatic bugs, right?
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[User Picture]From: dingopariah
2008-09-03 07:51 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit puzzled by the inclusion of pistachio ice cream. It's a UK-centric blog, so I get that PB&J sammiches are on there. I'm definitely surprised the bison didn't make the list. Or moose, bear, game fowl, etc.

Re: Eating Bugs, I'm just annoyed by the now-cliche of eating bugs as a shock device on TV shows. I eat honey, which is basically bee vomit. I defer to your marine biologist's superior knowledge regarding lobsters being equivalent to bugs.
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[User Picture]From: amelia_g
2008-09-12 12:55 pm (UTC)
You've never eaten snail?
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[User Picture]From: dingopariah
2008-09-13 08:10 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit weak on French cuisine (working on that), and I have a raving horror of slugs from childhood.
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