Omnivore’s survey of 100 things eaten (or not)

While I was on Erin’s site the other day, I was struck by this list. It seemed the perfect “candidate” for a bit of election-day levity.

I’ve completed my entry below … I scored 65. How about you?

Here’s what I want you to do:
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Mark any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk 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
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras (while working at a culinary school … definitely not my thing!)
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
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 £60/$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 (I’m pretty sure Mr. Cheap has ordered these and I tasted … this proves he is not cheap at all.)
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst (which has its own song here)
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs (maybe … but I’m not sure)
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis – Nope – not going there.
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom Yum
82. Eggs Benedict (yuck)
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse (I would never eat 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

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3 thoughts on “Omnivore’s survey of 100 things eaten (or not)

  1. erin says:

    Yay! So glad you visited my blog.
    I have some seasonal allergies and nettle tea helps my symptoms. Plus, I think it tastes great!

  2. Melissa says:

    I see the word spam and think of Dorothy singing to the dog, asking what we should have for dinner. No wonder we ate spam! She was asking THE DOG.

  3. jessimonster says:

    Come on, haggis isn’t so bad, if you like sweet meats.
    Okay, I hated the haggis, but it seriously wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I could see how some people might dig it. If you’re the sort of person who likes processed deli meats, you could probably get down with some haggis.
    I am one of a very elite group of people who tried haggis for the first (and only) time while in Cuba. Crazy, huh?

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