|The Omnivore’s Hundred Meme
||[Sep. 3rd, 2008|11:54 am]
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.
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.)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
10. Baba ghanoush (tastes like earwax)
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
30. Bagna cauda -- don't know what this is
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
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.)
41. Curried goat
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
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin (Hated it )
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi -- don't know what this is
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (Next time I'm in Canadia.)
60. Carob chips (And yuck.)
62. Sweetbreads (Next time I'm in London.)
63. Kaolin -- does kaopectate count?
64. Currywurst (but not in Berlin; nopt sure this counts)
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
Chitterlings, or andouillette (No, just no.)
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost -- or I'm pretty sure
Roadkill (Oh FUCK you and your Fear Factor bullshit twice.)
76. Baijiu -- don't know what this is
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
79. Lapsang souchong
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
Horse (One more time, FUCK you.)
90. Criollo chocolate
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa -- don't know what this is
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee (Waiting to do this in Jamaica.)
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?
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.
You've never eaten snail?
I'm a bit weak on French cuisine (working on that), and I have a raving horror of slugs from childhood.