keeping busy – omnivore’s hundred


My darling, patient husband is helping our daughter with a (brilliantly ignored but due very soon) science assignment –  the construction of a mouse trap car. I’m staying out of the way and completing my omnivore’s hundred, courtesy of Very Good Taste. The list includes a range of foods from the strange to the everyday and some pretty bad food too. I got 58/100 (I think). I’m not desperate to try some of the foods (like horse), but I like the idea of the tasting menu at a Michelin three star restaurant. It’s an interesting list.

You too can be a well rounded omnivore! – if that’s to your taste!

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.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred: [links by Very Good Taste/Wikipedia, and my comments are in brackets]

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros (zuzu made this for breakfast at the coast last year)
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht – (my mum was a borscht trendsetter amongst her friends in the 70s)
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich (I know probably everyone has had this- I just can’t come at it- but should do some time)
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes -(rhubarb, blackberry)
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 – (haven’t had in a sourdough bowl so I’m not counting)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea – (in England- I reckon you should get extra points for eating the food in the country of origin!)
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat – (in India)
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
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 – (I think I may have had this in Chinese food- altho not sure?)
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi – (I remember a salty plum craze in High School)
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal – (altho almost 10 years since I last ate in Macs)
56. Spaetzle -(ex-brother-in-laws mother’s recipe)
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores -(while camping!)
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst – (oh that just looks bad)
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho -(I make great ‘Moosewood’ 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 – (can’t count rabbit?)
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa -(not with rose petals though)
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano-(but only in Mexican restaurant in Randwick!)
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake



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