Wednesday, October 15

· one hundred must tries? ·

Over on the site Very Good Taste, they have posted what they consider to be a list of 100 things "every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life".

VGT's disclaimer: "The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food - but a good omnivore should really try it all."

Here is what they want us 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 linking to your results.

The VGT 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 (I think I may have had this.)
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras (Had it and think it's nasty!)
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 (Haven't tried but would like to.)
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
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (aka Jell-O Shots)
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
46. Fugu (Heck no!)
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 (Sounds yummy, would like to try it!)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads (Yuck!)
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs (I just don't think I could eat Kermit's 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 (Anyone who knows me well, knows I cannot handle the flavor of black licorice.)
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (I have zero respect for someone who will eat this...just plain gross!)
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. (Sorta, I've been to Jean Georges in NYC.)
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 (Possibly.)
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee (Yum! Have a bag of beans in my kitchen.)
100. Snake

A few of my own notes:
• I have put my personal thoughts in parentheses.
• I had to look a lot of stuff up on wikipedia.
• I realized I have tried a wide-range of foods...and that I don't eat at nice restaurants like I used to.
• If you decide to personalize this list, be forewarned: it takes a while.
• If I had to add one of my own must tries, it would be this:

Vacherin Glacé by fofie57

Tell me, what would you add to this list?


jennifer said...

i think you tried durian in jamaica and maybe didn't realize it!

Karin said...

hmm...not so sure about that. i'm a pretty conscience eater. i know i had a lot of mango, papaya and pineapple.

caroline said...

ha, you did your research. i would have been all about black pudding and sweetbread if i hadn't just wiki-ed them. yum.