Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Omnivore's Hundred

Keefieboy found this one chez Jayne. It's irresistible.

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) Add comments to taste
5) Optional extra: Post a comment at Very Good Taste

1. Venison A big steak, with black cherry sauce. Mmmm!

2. Nettle tea

3. Huevos rancheros

4. Steak tartare Yummy! A big slab of raw steak is better than mince, though.

5. Crocodile

6. Black pudding Straight from the fridge, or fried, and even à la thermidor.

7. Cheese fondue I had to do something with that device off the Conveyor Belt.

8. Carp

9. Borscht

10. Baba ghanoush

11. Calamari

12. Pho

13. PB&J (peanut butter & jelly) sandwich Yes, but I hate the texture of peanut butter.

14. Aloo gobi Not a fish dish.

15. Hot dog from a street cart

16. Epoisses A cheese I gotta try.

17. Black truffle No, but I once had a very gritty truffle omelette.

18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes Lurgashall Winery

19. Steamed pork buns

20. Pistachio ice cream

21. Heirloom tomatoes Probably. I've eaten some weird-shaped tomatoes in my time.

22. Fresh wild berries Some blackberries even made it as far as jam-making.

23. Foie gras

24. Rice and beans

25. Brawn Tried it; hated it.

26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper

27. Dulce de leche

28. Oysters

29. Baklava

30. Bagna càuda Oh, no! Anchovies!

31. Wasabi peas

32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl Try it here. Half a point for sourdough bowl. Shellfish makes me ill.

33. Salted lassi I prefer it plain. In a pint tankard.

34. Sauerkraut

35. Root beer float

36. Cognac with a fat cigar

37. Clotted cream tea With a Cornish father, how couldn't I?

38. Vodka jelly

39. Gumbo Full of seafood, innit? Not a chance.

40. Oxtail Only in the eponymous soup.

41. Curried goat Both knowingly and I suspect as alleged 'mutton'.

42. Whole insects Only by accident while motorcycling wearing an open-face helmet.

43. Phaal
Obvious reference to this.

44. Goat’s milk Full-fat, skimmed, and cheese. Yumm!

45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth costing £60/$120 or more Only once, and only a teaspoonful.

46. Fugu Poisonous blowfish? I'd not touch that even with your bargepole!

47. Chicken tikka masala

48. Eel Nassssty!

49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut Way too sweet.

50. Sea urchin

51. Prickly pear

52. Umeboshi

53. Abalone Seafood, innit?

54. Paneer Also known as cottage cheese.

55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal Seldom. And only to remind myself why I don't do Mucky Dee's.

56. Spaetzle

57. Dirty gin martini

58. Beer above 8% ABV Goodbye braincells, I must leave you...

59. Poutine The Canadian cheese-curds-and-chips, or poutine râpée: potato and pork dumpling?

60. Carob chips

61. S’mores Like hot Wagon Wheels, no?

62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin With morphine. But not coming in Dubai on pain of four years in Al Slammah.

64. Currywurst

65. Durian Had to try it while in Singapore. Leaves me underwhelmed.

66. Frogs’ legs

67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake

68. Haggis And neeps and tatties too. Washed down with whisky.

69. Fried plantain

70. Chitterlings, or andouillette No, but they're sausages, n'est-ce pas?

71. Gazpacho "Waiter, this soup is cold!" - A. J. Rimmer, BSc SSc

72. Caviar and blini Salty blackcurrant jam and pancakes? Not together.

73. Louche absinthe Makes the heart grow fonder, perhaps?

74. Gjetost, or brunost A goat's cheese I ought to try.

75. Roadkill The pheasant was full of bone shrapnel and completely inedible.

76. Baijiu

77. Hostess Fruit Pie

78. Snail Described by my host as "Garlic-flavoured India-rubber."

79. Lapsang souchong

80. Bellini

81. Tom yum Only the seafood-free version.

82. Eggs Benedict

83. Pocky

84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant I wish!

85. Kobe beef

86. Hare Jugged, and just the once.

87. Goulash Features regularly in the Crumbling Villa.

88. Flowers Does cauliflower count? I assume the beer does.

89. Horse

90. Criollo chocolate

91. Spam Straight from the tin, or fried, or deep fried in batter ex chip-shop.

92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa

94. Catfish

95. Mole poblano

96. Bagel and lox Half a point for bagels?

97. Lobster Thermidor No, but how about black pudding thermidor? See #6.

98. Polenta I have eaten and enjoyed grits and gravy, the North American version.

99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee

100. Snake

Additional from Keefie:
101. Deep-fried Mars Bar Try this once. Twice if you like it and three times if your arteries are still flexible.

Additional from the Goat:
102. Kangaroo Skippy, Skippy. Skippy the bush barbecue...

Only 52/100 (or thereabouts) off the original list. Is that all?



Jayne said...

You ate horse meat? Ewwwwwww. (Grandma told me about eating it during the war, when there was nothing else available - but you're not as old as she was, so 'fess up, where'd you eat it?)

Mme Cyn said...
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Mme Cyn said...

58.5/100, but only if you count crocodile and alligator as one beastie and give me half for bagels (allergic to fish). Another point for Keefie's deep fried Mars bar. Yum! And I've paid for Jamaican Blue Coffee -- does that count?

I had horse sashimi in Korea, I think it was-- it was a dreadful color, as I recall. I once ate fugu in Japan, but only because to have refused it would have been to insult a dear friend. Had an allergic reaction but didn't die. =)

Why do PB&J and pistachio ice cream make the list? Are they weird?

nzm said...

This is a fun post which I'll have to do. I can't believe that a lot of people have never had a Steamed Pork Bun - it's a staple Chinese dish.

Grumpy Goat said...

Jayne: It was a horse-meat sausage. In France.

I am inexorably reminded of the line from Blackadder the Third: "Zis sausage is verrry suspicious. If I did not know betteur, I would say zat is waz an 'orse's willie."

nzm said...

Did mine here


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