Friday, September 5, 2008

Omnivore's Hundred

I read about this list on Sonadora's Wannabe Wino website so I thought I'd give it a try. The original idea was posted by Andrew of the Very Good Taste food blog, and basically, here are the rules:

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 at Very Good Taste linking to your results.

I also added my own two cents in (parentheses).. and, like Sonadora did, I put an asterisk * next to things that I have no idea what the heck it is. I also italicized stuff (instead of crossing out, as I am not sure what the html code is to do a strikeout and blogger seems not to have this feature) I refuse to eat (even though I may have had it in the past, which explains why I refuse to eat it in the future).

Ah, this was a nice break which saved me from having to come up with another boring wine review.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp (if you transpose a couple of letters, I have had that several times like at Red Lobster)
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush (while listening to Baba O'Riley)
11. Calamari
12. Pho (no friend of mine.. I don't care for it)
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
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters (ugh..)
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda *
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi (I think Timmy and the ASPCA would have something to say about this one..)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (Cognac, but not the fat cigar.. yuk.. unless Le Cigare Volant counts)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (not intentionally but as I have eaten in Chinese restaurants and fast food places this is probably a sure bet.. I won't bold it, though)
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 (was forced to do this by a client.. egads that is nasty)
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 (only King's Hawaiian.. I guess that don't count)
63. Kaolin * (Isn't that one of the trendy names people use for their designer babies these days?)
64. Currywurst *
65. Durian (is that like the music group Durian 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
74. Gjetost, or brunost *
75. Roadkill (again, I've eaten in Chinese restaurants but I haven't intentionally ordered this)
76. Baijiu *
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail (did this to win a bet for a bottle of beer.. would never do it again, though!)
79. Lapsang souchong *
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky (this is Sylvester Stallone eating Sweet and Sour pork - Rocky meets Pakkai)
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef (I guess the Kobe Burger at Tops Restaurant doesn't count)
86. Hare (nope, and no krishna either)
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

After looking at my results, I'd have to say I am not very adventurous. Or willing to spend a lot of money, either, as a few of the items are on the expensive side. And there's a lot of stuff I am not familiar with. There is also plenty of stuff I refuse to eat - mainly innards and strange creatures. I guess I am pretty much mainstream..

Have a nice weekend, y'all!


Sonadora said...

I think you are the first person I've seen that's tried fewer of these items than I have! But really, try some wild strawberries or raspberries!! Or Polenta, yum!

MonkuWino said...

Haha.. yup, I like trying new foods but only to a limit. Someone on the Los Angeles-area board posted a link to an entry on his website reviewing a several-course insect meal he recently had and the pictures made me want to gag!