The Omnivore’s Hundred: Almost Fit edition

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I found this fun little item over on Mark Salinas’ site, and thought I’d pitch my hat in the ring just for kicks. From Mark’s site:

“The site Very Good Taste posted a list of 100 things that they felt every good omnivore should try at least once in his or her life.”

I decided to share my list here – I was surprised at how many foods I’ve eaten. How about you?

So which foods have you eaten, or would you eat?

Copy this list into your blog, including these instructions.

Bold all items you’ve eaten.
Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

Here’s my list – Have a look…..

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare

5. Crocodile – Wow I don’t know about this one…What does the ethics council say?
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
– LOVE Baba ghanoush almost as much as I love saying, “Baba ghanoush”
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
– a weakness of mine
15. Hot dog from a street cart
– the best
16. Epoisses
– I love cheese
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns

20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes – yesterday, actually
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans

25. Brawn or head cheese – not yet, but I’m working my way up to it
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper – not sure actually
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda – another favorite

31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl – right on the San Francisco Pier
33. Salted lassi – love lassi
34. Sauerkraut – always with the hot dog from the cart, above
35. Root beer float – Proustian memory for sure
36. Cognac with a big fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea

38. Vodka jelly – not yet, but great idea
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail

41. Curried goat – not yet
42. Whole insects – I would try this, believe it or not
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu – not yet, but I’d try it
47. Chicken tikka masala – my Favorite Indian dish
48. Eel
– love eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
– too many to count
50. Sea urchin – not yet, but it’s on my list
51. Prickly pear

52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
– Too many of these, sad to say
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine- yes
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads – not yet, but someday
63. Kaolin – not sure what this is
64. Currywurst – sounds wonderful
65. Durian- I’m up for any fruit
66. Frogs’ legs – tastes like chicken
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake – all yes, yes, too much, yes
68. Haggis – you know, I think it sounds disgusting, but I would try it. once.
69. Fried plantain – Love them
70. Chitterlings or andouillette - not as bad as I expected. Kinda’ liked it, honestly.
71. Gazpacho – my Father-in-law’s specialty
72. Caviar and blini – If responsibly harvested
73. Louche absinthe – DEFINITELY
74. Gjetost or brunost – for sure
75. Roadkill – depends on how fresh…. (gasp!)
76. Baijiu – good stuff
77. Hostess Fruit Pie - too many, sad to say
78. Snail
- actually quite good
79. Lapsang souchong – excellent tea
80. Bellini

81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky – More Proust for me
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers – one of the most underrated salad accoutrements
89. Horse – If I was in Paris, and really drunk :)
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam – A Guamanian staple (part of my heritage)
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano – my wife’s favorite
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta

99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake – I would…believe it or not.

Looks like there is just about nothing I won’t eat………..And I’ve tried the majority of the list I think!

Which foods are on, or off, your list?