Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Omnivore's One Hundred

My friend YTSL at Webs of Significance did this meme and it looked like a fun thing to participate in so I did it too. The rules are easy and I admit to looking up many foods on the list and was happy to find out that I had eaten them without remembering/knowing their proper names. There were some foods I haven't eaten and some I don't think I'd like to eat but I can't say I would never consider eating them.

This restaurant in Tokyo Japan features fugu/blowfish one of the foods (no. 46) on the list I haven't eaten. I'm using it as it's the only picture I have of a food that's on the below list.

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 linking to your results.

The Omnivore's 100

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. Epoissest
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 Sourdough Bowl
33. Salted Lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar pepper
37. Clotted Cream Tea
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 $120 or more
46. Fugu
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
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snails
79. Lapsang Souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom Yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. 3 Michelin Star Tasting Menu
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


YTSL said...

sbk --

You didn't cross out anything. You really would be willing to try them all???!!! :D

sbk said...


Sure why not! Even if only a small taste how bad could they be? There are a couple of foods I thoroughly dislike which weren't on the list-Boston baked beans & Chili con carne. I really dislike big beans and refuse to eat them unless it would cause an international incident or something like that.

Glenn, kenixfan said...


You have tried so many things on that list and yet no haggis?

I'm not a big fan but I did have to sample it a few times in England at breakfast time.

I too found that I had actually eaten things without knowing their names -- never technically have had baba ghanoush BUT having eaten the Iranian and Afghani and Indian versions many times felt like I could safely bold that item on my list.

sbk said...

Hi Glenn,

No, I've managed not to try haggis as a college friend returned from a semester in England and gave a very unfavorable and colorful description of it. Actually I think some of my other foods consumed are probably much worse tasting.

Regarding the names of some things I've eaten without knowing the proper names..I don't think I'll remember the correct names in a week but will remember the look and taste.

YTSL said...

Hi Glenn and Sarah --

Am going to butt into your conversation and say: haggis as part of an English breakfast???!!! I think that was black pudding, not haggis, that you had, Glenn!!!

Glenn, kenixfan said...

No, I've had both. In 2000, I stayed at this nice hotel in Croydon for work and the only good thing about the place was the massive breakfast buffet -- and I usually don't care about breakfast foods as a rule.

I did try haggis at least once. I've had black pudding quite a bit -- had it yesterday actually at an Irish pub near my work thanks to reading this food challenge! LOL!

Glenn, kenixfan said...

I should add that this buffet had literally dozens of things on it to the point of ridiculousness: tomato soup, potato soup, etc. -- that kind of thing at breakfast? I do remember seeing the haggis name tag on a dish and trying it at least once eight years ago.

I guess the English know breakfast and good Indian food which is as easy to find over there as Chinese takeout is here in the USA.