Saturday, August 23, 2008

Would You or Wouldn't You?

I saw this game for omnivore’s on Bucky's Barbecue and Bread. It’s called the Omnivore’s Hundred, and it’s simply a list of 100 items that one may or may not have eaten.

The rules are simple:
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.

Here’s my Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison

2. Nettle tea

3. Huevos rancheros

4. Steak tartare

5. Crocodile

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

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 (cognac yes, cigar no)

37. Clotted cream tea (oddly enough, by the time you are reading this, I will have tried this; bought the Devon Cream at World Market just Thursday)

38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O

39. Gumbo

40. Oxtail

41. Curried goat

42. Whole insects

43. Phaal

44. Goat’s milk

45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (none this expensive)

46. Fugu (only if I truly trusted how it was prepared)

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 (I haven't tried this yet, but would really like to)

60. Carob chips

61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin (unsure whether I have consumed this or not)

64. Currywurst

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

74. Gjetost, or brunost

75. Roadkill (technically, deer hit by car, game warden called, permission to take deer granted, deer cooked)

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

As you can tell, I'm adventurous when it comes to food. There's nothing on the list I wouldn't try if hungry enough, although the whole insects, the really hot peppers and the fugu would be pushing my limits.

There are many things on the list I'd try just out of curiosity if the opportunity presented itself. That it hasn't is probably the main reason I haven't yet tried something.

Oh, in case you're wondering, my favorites on the list are venison and lapsang souchong tea. My least favorites? Peanut butter and jelly sandwich and goat's milk.


Lisa said...

There's a lot of the list I've never heard of and have no idea what it is. lol

Annie Jones said...

Lisa: I had to look a lot of them up, too. I had already tried several of the Indian dishes from a buffet, but didn't know their Indian names.

I'll admit, I was very strict with my answers. Not hare but wild rabbit, not crocodile but alligator, clam chowder and sourdough bread, but not together, etc...

Dave Morris said...

Really? Dislike PBJ? I've never heard of that...

So I'm with Lisa - I had no idea what many of these foods were.

Word ver: aaqzztee. Thought it bore mentioning.

Annie Jones said...

Dave: I like peanut butter. I sometimes like jelly. I don't like them together.