Omnivore’s Hundred

Here’s a foodie meme that’s currently doing the rounds. It’s a list of 100 foods that Andrew, over at the Very Good Taste blog considers that every self-respecting omnivore should have eaten in their lifetime.

I’ve bolded the items that I’ve eaten, and crossed out the items that I doubt whether I could ever bring myself to try…

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp (I may have had this when in Japan, but I’m not certain)
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 (ooh, I must look out for that the next time I’m at Bocholt market)
17. Black truffle (I may have had a shaving somewhere along the way, and I do have a tin of them in the parlour cupboard)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream (I’ve even had a go at making it)
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 (raw? no, I don’t think so)
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (I’ve had both, but never 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 (nope, I draw the line)
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 (doughnuts, yes; oliebollen, yes; but never a Krispy Kreme)
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 (? er, hello, this is a clay)
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 (like Liz, I have a very healthy fear of liver flukes)
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 (I’ve made it!)
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor (lobster, yes; thermidor, nope)
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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