September 7, 2008

The Omnivore's 100

Blogger friend Kuri posted this list on his site of 100 things to eat before you die. What kind of a food blog are we if we don't answer the call!

Readers and contributors, feel free to do your own version and post your results here as well as there. :)

The Omnivore's 100

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 linking to your results.

OakMonster's additional - I'm going to Italicize what I haven't eaten yet but REALLY want to someday! Also, the VGT version links some of the lesser known items to Wikipedia for your convenience. Not here. You get to do your own culinary research and learn something new! :)

69 out of 100 over here!

1. Venison (Home made, kill-our-own dear sausage at my friend's family's home in Texas. Staring out the window at some of the dear while I ate that. A little screwed up.)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding (I haven't had the "blood sausage" version, but I have eaten "steamed blood". Actually, I love that stuff.)
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 (Well, mead is made out of honey...?)
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 was the jello shot queen during my college years. Making them to carry into the Coliseum in the cooler that carried food to feed song girls and yell leaders. LOL.)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (Apparently, I did when I was a kid. Fried locust, something like that.)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk (It was in a tea...)
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 (I could eat this in high school and it went nowhere. Not in my hips or my but...)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini (Dirty vodka martini is my favorite however.)
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (I MUST get to Quebec!!)
60. Carob chips (Gross...but I ate it.)
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst (Saw this on Anthony Bourdain's Germany episode. I was drooling everywhere.)
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 (Thanks to Dave and Nik!)
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu (Believe it or not, parents had this in the liquor shelf. So we tried it as a kid. One sip and we almost died. LOL. It tasted like jet fuel then, probably still is now.)
77. Hostess Fruit Pie (Brandon craves this once a year. One bite is enough for me.)
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant. (Some day I will be able to afford this...)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa (Had regular harissa, but that's a completely different thing.)
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor (Not recently, but in one way or the other, I had this in Thailand.)
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

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