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Food Meme

Found this on Serious Eats today (Can you tell I’m a fan?  That’s where I found out about the Ramen birthday, too), and I thought I’d post this one.  It’s similar to the knitting list that has been around for a while, but it’s foods.  To quote from Very Good Taste (where SE found it):

The Omnivore’s Hundred

Here’s a chance for a little interactivity for all the bloggers out there. 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.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (No, although I have had gator.  Pretty tasty.)
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 (No thanks.  I like spicy, but I’d also like to continue to taste.)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas (Not a fan of wasabi, so I wasn’t that thrilled with them)
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (I’ve had both separately, but never together.  I need to remedy that)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal (See #26)
44. Goat’s milk
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
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads (No.  Just… no.)
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (If I’m not msitaken, I’ve had all four.)
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

So, looks like I’ve got some good stuff ahead of me.  🙂

ETA: And I missed a couple on the list that I have, in fact, had.  I’ve been to college – there are jello shots in my past.  😀  And I totally skipped catfish the first time I read through it.

9 comments to Food Meme

  • You’ve never had catfish or jello shooters???

    You need to come to atlanta for a vist. And I will show you a gooood party, girl! Also I’m noticing that your bolding is viewed much better in an rss reader. On here it doesn’t look all that different. Might I suggest italics? 🙂

  • No Jello shots? Really? Karen will take care of that at Rhinebeck.

    I highly recommend Currywurst, if you can find a good version. It’s delicious.

  • Hey!! LMAO!!

    No indian food? Mmm…I did this earlier in the day. I’ve got about 1/2 the list down. Yum.

  • Wait, and no Pocky?!? How can you be friends with Roxy and not have had Pocky? I’m totally bringing Jello shots and Pocky to Rhinebeck…..

  • Yeeeahhhh, I’ve seen headcheese. Not going there. EVER.

  • Jo

    My answers are up 😉

  • Good meme, that. My answers are up too, if you’re interested. Amazing, the things I’ve put in my mouth.

    (Wait, that didn’t sound right…)

  • I normally dont do meme,, tho I’ve been sent a meme once or twice. The scary thing here is with that list, there is maybe 10 items on it that I havent had. On the other hand, your making me hungry again. #11 was just had for dinner tonight!

  • rebel

    I would never have considered eating andouilette… but I didn’t know what it was when I ordered it. Ugh….. oooooohhhhh…. even two years later, not a good memory!!!